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Sprint Unlimited - Practice times

Kevin Harvick set the pace at Daytona as the Sprint Cup drivers got back to work on track for the first event of the season, Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited exhibition race.
Kevin Harvick was the fastest man on track on Friday in the two practice sessions for this weekend's Sprint Unlimited exhibition event for 2012 pole winners, the traditional curtain raiser to Daytona Speedweeks culminating in the start of the new season of Sprint Cup racing with the Daytona 500.

An early crash in practice after Matt Kenseth collided with Kurt Busch meant that Busch, Mark Martin and Carl Edwards have already needed to resort to their back-up cars for the weekend. Juan Montoya was also caught up in the incident but the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team worked on repairing the primary #42 race car in time for Saturday night's event. (See separate story.)

Practice 1

1. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 45.601s (Leader) 197.364mph (16 laps)
2. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 45.612s (-0.011s) 197.316mph (13 laps)
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 45.660s (-0.059s) 197.109mph (22 laps)
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 45.676s (-0.075s) 197.040mph (20 laps)
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 45.677s (-0.076s) 197.036mph (17 laps)
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 45.743s (-0.142s) 196.751mph (20 laps)
7. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 45.769s (-0.168s) 196.640mph (8 laps)
8. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 45.776s (-0.175s) 196.610mph (9 laps)
9. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 45.831s (-0.230s) 196.374mph (8 laps)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 45.831s (-0.230s) 196.374mph (19 laps)
11. #22 Joey Logano Ford 45.912s (-0.311s) 196.027mph (14 laps)
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 45.922s (-0.321s) 195.984mph (8 laps)
13. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 45.939s (-0.338s) 195.912mph (8 laps)
14. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 45.960s (-0.359s) 195.822mph (8 laps)
15. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.145s (-0.544s) 195.037mph (15 laps)
16. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.146s (-0.545s) 195.033mph (19 laps)
17. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.298s (-0.697s) 194.393mph (5 laps)
18. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.138s (-1.537s) 190.929mph (5 laps)
19. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 47.749s (-2.148s) 188.486mph (8 laps)

Practice 2

1. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 45.906s (Leader) 196.053mph (18 laps)
2. #22 Joey Logano Ford 45.915s (-0.009s) 196.014mph (14 laps)
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 45.999s (-0.093s) 195.656mph (15 laps)
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 45.999s (-0.093s) 195.656mph (20 laps)
5. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.027s (-0.121s) 195.537mph (21 laps)
6. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 46.492s (-0.586s) 193.582mph (6 laps)
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.628s (-0.722s) 193.017mph (25 laps)
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.664s (-0.758s) 192.868mph (12 laps)
9. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 46.970s (-1.064s) 191.612mph (21 laps)
10. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.020s (-1.114s) 191.408mph (12 laps)
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 47.130s (-1.224s) 190.961mph (31 laps)
12. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 47.339s (-1.433s) 190.118mph (21 laps)



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Drivers during the first day of practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet is involved in an on track incident during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Damage seen on the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, driven by Kurt Busch during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Damage seen on the #20 Dollar General Toyota, driven by Matt Kenseth, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, qualifies for third position Friday, March 27, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Truex, Jr. is third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for fifth position Friday, March 27, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Johnson is seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings.(Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS, qualifies for 2nd position Friday, March 27, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Newman is sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, qualifies for fourth position Friday, March 27, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Gordon is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Joey Logano (left), driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Joey Logano (left), driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott (left) congratulates his son Chase Elliott, driver of the #25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. This will mark Chase Elliott`s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start.  (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brett Moffitt, driver of the #55 Aaron`s Dream Machine Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Chase Elliott, driver of the #25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Sport Clips Toyota, leads Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. (Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS finishes in eighth place Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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