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Cup - Daytona - Saturday practice

David Gilliland and Trevor Bayne drafted to the top of the timesheets in the final one-hour practice before Sunday afternoon's Daytona 500.
The final hour of Cup practice available to teams at Daytona International Speedway before Sunday afternoon's running of the Daytona 500 was a quiet affair with no major incidents.

David Gilliland topped the time sheets with a lap of 44.969s (200.138 mph), just 0.002s ahead of Trevor Bayne who was deployed as his drafting partner for the occasion. Next fastest in the session was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 0.275s back.

Of the 43-car field, 36 cars took the opportunity for one last bit of track time, but reigning Cup champion Tony Stewart opted to stay in the garage.

Practice 7

1. #38 David Gilliland Ford 44.969s (Leader) 200.138 mph
2. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 44.971s (-0.002) 200.129 mph
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 45.244s (-0.275) 198.921 mph
4. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 45.250s (-0.281) 198.895 mph
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 45.381s (-0.412) 198.321 mph
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 45.396s (-0.427) 198.255 mph
7. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 45.398s (-0.429) 198.247 mph
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 45.407s (-0.438) 198.207 mph
9. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 45.446s (-0.477) 198.037 mph
10. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 45.541s (-0.572) 197.624 mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 45.543s (-0.574) 197.615 mph
12. #30 David Stremme Toyota 45.554s (-0.585) 197.568 mph
13. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 45.562s (-0.593) 197.533 mph
14. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 45.574s (-0.605) 197.481 mph
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 45.591s (-0.622) 197.407 mph
16. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 45.592s (-0.623) 197.403 mph
17. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 45.610s (-0.641) 197.325 mph
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 45.613s (-0.644) 197.312 mph
19. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 45.618s (-0.649) 197.290 mph
20. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 45.630s (-0.661) 197.239 mph
21. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 45.635s (-0.666) 197.217 mph
22. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 45.753s (-0.784) 196.708 mph
23. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 45.778s (-0.809) 196.601 mph
24. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 45.857s (-0.888) 196.262 mph
25. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 45.886s (-0.917) 196.138 mph
26. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 45.941s (-0.972) 195.903 mph
27. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 46.220s (-1.251) 194.721 mph
28. #93 David Reutimann Toyota 46.289s (-1.320) 194.431 mph
29. #34 David Ragan Ford 46.592s (-1.623) 193.166 mph
30. #26 Tony Raines Ford 46.621s (-1.652) 193.046 mph
31. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 46.943s (-1.974) 191.722 mph
32. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 47.030s (-2.061) 191.367 mph
33. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 47.130s (-2.161) 190.961 mph
34. #33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 47.785s (-2.816) 188.344 mph
35. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 48.136s (-3.167) 186.970 mph
36. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 48.584s (-3.615) 185.246 mph
37. #32 Terry Labonte Ford
38. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
39. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
40. #13 Casey Mears Ford
41. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
42. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge
43. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota



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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland smiles in his garage on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. after turning the fastest lap in final practice for Sunday`s Daytona 500. Gilliland turned a lap of 200.138 mph. [Picture Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR]
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Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place Sunday, August 16, 2015 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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