Tuesday, June 23, 1992 – Nine NASCAR premier series teams wrapped up the second day of a two-day test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway held to gauge the feasibility of competing at the legendary 2.5-mile venue. It was part Goodyear tire test, part show as some 50,000 fans turned out for the two-day program.
• The nine drivers participating in the test were Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Ernie Irvan, Mark Martin, Ricky Rudd, Kyle Petty, Rusty Wallace and Darrell Waltrip.
• Wallace was the first driver out of the garage once the track was open for testing; Earnhardt led the first lap.
• NASCAR’s Bill France Jr. and Indy’s Tony George insisted there was no agreement in place to bring NASCAR to Indy. “Since (NASCAR) started in 1949 we’ve been able to live without (racing at Indy) and it’s not do or die,” France told reporters, “but yes we would like to come here and race.”
• The second day concluded with a drafting “exhibition” that turned into a mini-race of nine laps or so, thrilling the thousands of fans who turned out for the spectacle.