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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)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick (L), driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, talks to Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer Bowl Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, finished fifth Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and his team celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 STP Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, qualified for seventh position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Busch is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, and Michael Annett, driver of the #7 Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field at the start of the Nationwide Childrens`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The #28 Texas 28 Spirits Stage Dodge, driven by JJ Yeley, is seen after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 9, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York.  (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York.  (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Nelson Piquet Jr., driver of the #77 WORX Ford, prepares his equipment in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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