Thompson Fastest Overall
April 9, 2009 | 10:39 A.M. EST
Thompson posted a quick time of 51.030 seconds around the 2.66-mile speedplant during the morning portion of Wednesday's test in a single car run, and opted not to participate in the afternoon session.
The series' most recent winner Patrick Sheltra, who won last Sunday at Salem Speedway, was second fastest overall in a Dodge at 185.686 mph, more than a half-second behind Thompson's run.
Series rookie Bradley Riethmeyer, in a Toyota, was third quickest overall at 185.065 mph. 2009 Daytona winner James Buescher was fourth followed by Fairhope, Alabama's Grant Enfinger in fifth.
There were no on-track incidents either day.
The ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway is LIVE on SPEED at 5 p.m. (ET) April 24.