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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)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmie John`s/Budweiser Chevrolet, suffers a mechanical issue during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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)
Team XTREME Racing #44 entry - driven in the Daytona 500 by Reed Sorenson (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/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)
Regan Smith, interim driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS finishes in sixteenth place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
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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