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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)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, passes Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, to take the lead and win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, pose for a photo prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, burn out as Crafton celebrates winning the series championship and Wallace celebrates winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane with the trophy, NASCAR President Mike Helton and sportscaster Krista Voda during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and placing ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and his daughter Elladee take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, who is not in the Championship Four final phase of the Chase, qualified for 2nd position Friday, November 14, 2014 for Sunday`s final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. He will be joined on the front row by Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS who won the Pole position. Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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