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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)
Defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, races to a second place finish, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS finishes in sixth place, and Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision finishes in twelfth place Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. This Chevrolet drivers finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th (respectively) in the Chase of the Cup Championship. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Series championship contenders Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with a burnout after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with his team after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, lead the field on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Plaid Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Erik Jones, driver of the #4 Toyota, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

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