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Cup - Daytona - Saturday practice

Greg Biffle was fastest in both of the first two practice sessions for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season opener, next weekend's Daytona 500.
Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle was at the top of his game for the first two practice sessions for the Daytona 500 on Saturday, and finished fastest in both - making him a strong favourite for winning pole position in Sunday's qualifying session.

"We're gonna be one of probably eight cars that has a stab at it," said Biffle after a fastest time of the day of 46.537s (193.395mph) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval circuit.

Daytona 500 Practice 1

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.537s (Leader) 193.395 mph
2. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.548s (-0.011) 193.349 mph
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.596s (-0.059) 193.150 mph
4. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.661s (-0.124) 192.881 mph
5. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 46.678s (-0.141) 192.810 mph
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 46.679s (-0.142) 192.806 mph
7. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.703s (-0.166) 192.707 mph
8. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 46.717s (-0.180) 192.649 mph
9. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.719s (-0.182) 192.641 mph
10. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.756s (-0.219) 192.489 mph
11. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 46.811s (-0.274) 192.262 mph
12. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 46.855s (-0.318) 192.082 mph
13. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 46.881s (-0.344) 191.975 mph
14. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.883s (-0.346) 191.967 mph
15. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.887s (-0.350) 191.951 mph
16. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 46.912s (-0.375) 191.849 mph
17. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.917s (-0.380) 191.828 mph
18. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 46.930s (-0.393) 191.775 mph
19. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 46.945s (-0.408) 191.714 mph
20. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 46.962s (-0.425) 191.644 mph
21. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 46.963s (-0.426) 191.640 mph
22. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.990s (-0.453) 191.530 mph
23. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 46.992s (-0.455) 191.522 mph
24. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 47.023s (-0.486) 191.396 mph
25. #109 Kenny Wallace Toyota 47.071s (-0.534) 191.201 mph
26. #34 David Ragan Ford 47.097s (-0.560) 191.095 mph
27. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 47.138s (-0.601) 190.929 mph
28. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 47.179s (-0.642) 190.763 mph
29. #33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 47.191s (-0.654) 190.714 mph
30. #30 David Stremme Toyota 47.199s (-0.662) 190.682 mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 47.211s (-0.674) 190.633 mph
32. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 47.234s (-0.697) 190.541 mph
33. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.286s (-0.749) 190.331 mph
34. #140 Michael Waltrip Toyota 47.310s (-0.773) 190.235 mph
35. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 47.327s (-0.790) 190.166 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 47.355s (-0.818) 190.054 mph
37. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.362s (-0.825) 190.026 mph
38. #26 Tony Raines Ford 47.383s (-0.846) 189.941 mph
39. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 47.466s (-0.929) 189.609 mph
40. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 47.533s (-0.996) 189.342 mph
41. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 47.537s (-1.000) 189.326 mph
42. #97 Bill Elliott Toyota 47.600s (-1.063) 189.076 mph
43. #38 David Gilliland Ford 47.722s (-1.185) 188.592 mph
44. #37 Mike Wallace Ford 47.799s (-1.262) 188.288 mph
45. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 47.870s (-1.333) 188.009 mph
46. #93 David Reutimann Toyota 47.993s (-1.456) 187.527 mph
47. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 48.171s (-1.634) 186.834 mph
48. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.226s (-1.689) 186.621 mph
49. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota 48.796s (-2.259) 184.441 mph

Daytona 500 Practice 1

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.574s (Leader) 193.241 mph
2. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.595s (-0.021) 193.154 mph
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 46.615s (-0.041) 193.071 mph
4. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.622s (-0.048) 193.042 mph
5. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 46.624s (-0.050) 193.034 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 46.632s (-0.058) 193.001 mph
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.635s (-0.061) 192.988 mph
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.638s (-0.064) 192.976 mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.639s (-0.065) 192.971 mph
10. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 46.661s (-0.087) 192.881 mph
11. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.666s (-0.092) 192.860 mph
12. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 46.670s (-0.096) 192.843 mph
13. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 46.684s (-0.110) 192.786 mph
14. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 46.685s (-0.111) 192.781 mph
15. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.697s (-0.123) 192.732 mph
16. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 46.711s (-0.137) 192.674 mph
17. #13 Casey Mears Ford 46.719s (-0.145) 192.641 mph
18. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.765s (-0.191) 192.452 mph
19. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 46.794s (-0.220) 192.332 mph
20. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.819s (-0.245) 192.230 mph
21. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 46.845s (-0.271) 192.123 mph
22. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 46.849s (-0.275) 192.107 mph
23. #34 David Ragan Ford 46.931s (-0.357) 191.771 mph
24. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.977s (-0.403) 191.583 mph
25. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 47.021s (-0.447) 191.404 mph
26. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 47.034s (-0.460) 191.351 mph
27. #109 Kenny Wallace Toyota 47.050s (-0.476) 191.286 mph
28. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 47.063s (-0.489) 191.233 mph
29. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 47.104s (-0.530) 191.067 mph
30. #30 David Stremme Toyota 47.139s (-0.565) 190.925 mph
31. #33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 47.148s (-0.574) 190.888 mph
32. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 47.195s (-0.621) 190.698 mph
33. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.219s (-0.645) 190.601 mph
34. #26 Tony Raines Ford 47.247s (-0.673) 190.488 mph
35. #97 Bill Elliott Toyota 47.287s (-0.713) 190.327 mph
36. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 47.304s (-0.730) 190.259 mph
37. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 47.334s (-0.760) 190.138 mph
38. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 47.359s (-0.785) 190.038 mph
39. #140 Michael Waltrip Toyota 47.367s (-0.793) 190.006 mph
40. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 47.370s (-0.796) 189.994 mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.374s (-0.800) 189.978 mph
42. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 47.567s (-0.993) 189.207 mph
43. #38 David Gilliland Ford 47.573s (-0.999) 189.183 mph
44. #37 Mike Wallace Ford 47.642s (-1.068) 188.909 mph
45. #93 David Reutimann Toyota 47.686s (-1.112) 188.735 mph
46. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 47.695s (-1.121) 188.699 mph
47. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 47.988s (-1.414) 187.547 mph
48. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.123s (-1.549) 187.021 mph
49. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota 48.229s (-1.655) 186.610 mph

* Denotes Rookie



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