The first day of testing for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly known as the NASCAR Busch Series) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has concluded.  Nationwide Series testing will continue through 5 p.m. Thursday.

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) led the afternoon parade with a lap of 29.710 sec./181.757 mph.  Johnny Benson (No. 20 Toyota) was second at 29.783 sec./181.311 and Sam Hornish was third in a Dodge 29.837 sec./180.983 mph.  The fastest Ford on the afternoon list was Bobby Hamilton Jr., in 19th, at 30.044 sec.

David Reutimann's No. 99A Toyota was fastest during the morning session at 29.88 sec./180.675 mph. He also was in the top 15 Monday and Tuesday during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing here. Reutimann is one of four drivers scheduled for full-time double duty in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008.

It marks the second consecutive year the second-generation driver from Zephyrhills, Fla., will attempt to tackle both circuits. Reutimann won one event and finished second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings last year.

"We did it last year," Reutimann said of his double-duty effort. "When we were getting things worked out to do it this year, I let everybody at Michael Waltrip Racing know that I wanted to do it again. You don't always have the opportunity to be with great race teams and have the opportunity to win championships, no matter what series you're in. In the (NASCAR) Nationwide Series we have that caliber of team with Aaron's, Michael Waltrip Racing and Jerry Baxter (crew chief). I was insistent on doing it again. It certainly wasn't something I was forced into doing.

"It can get pretty hectic, but you kind of get used to it," he said.

Despite his busy schedule, Reutimann says it pales in comparison to the pace his dad, famed dirt Modified racing legend Buzzie Reutimann, maintained at one point in his racing career.

"He raced a lot. He would run four or five nights a week (in the Northeast), tow his own race car and work on the car. He was a one-man show pretty much, with a couple of volunteer guys. My schedule may seem a little hectic, but I don't think my schedule would compare to it."

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