Some winners, losers emerged from testing

What can you really glean from the first round of testing at Daytona? It's early and perhaps meaningless, but there were still clear winners and losers, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: January 15, 2007, 5:42 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Four days of Daytona testing are in the books for half of the Nextel Cup teams.

So what have we learned?

Trying to read too much into initial test sessions is similar to attempting to predict the Super Bowl champion from the first week of preseason games.

But we'll bravely make an effort to point out a few key observations from the first week of track time for the 2007 season:

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