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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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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, soc during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
David Ragan, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, drives in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmie John`s/Budweiser Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Team XTREME Racing #44 entry - driven in the Daytona 500 by Reed Sorenson (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
David Ragan, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, stands in the garage during a testing session at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 26, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images via Getty Images)
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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finishes in fifth place, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finishes in 33rd place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gordon, who led for 87 laps,  was involved in a multi-car incident on the last lap. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS races to a third place finish with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS who finishes in fifth place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Alan Marler for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS pulls into his pit on his way to a second place finish in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, race three-wide during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, applies the winner`s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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