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Daytona 500 - Practice times

Danica Patrick was the surprise fastest driver in practice for the Daytona 500, the curtain-raiser event in the 2013 Sprint Cup calendar.
Danica Patrick was the fastest driver of Saturday afternoon's two practice sessions for the 2013 Daytona 500 event which opens the new season of Sprint Cup racing.

Patrick set her best time in the second session, with a lap of 45.867s (196.220mph) on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway beating Joey Logano's benchmark of 46.057s (195.410 mph) in the earlier practice.

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 takes place on Sunday afternoon, but unlike all other NASCAR races the qualifying session only fixes the front row of the grid with the two fastest cars starting side-by side in next Sunday's race.

The rest of the field goes into the two midweek Daytona Duels with the starting order for each Duel determined by their positions in qualifying. Those in odd-numbered positions race in Duel 1 to determine the order in which they line up for the Daytona 500 behind the pole car on the inside line, and those in even-numbered race in Duel 2 to determine how they start on the outside line.

Juan Montoya blew an engine in practice on Saturday, and as a result will have to start his Duel race from the back of the field. "It's okay, it's part of racing," said Montoya after the blow-up. "It happens. We will get it fixed and get out there, we'll be fine."

Practice 1

1. #22 Joey Logano Ford 46.057s (Leader) 195.410 mph
2. #33 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 46.064s (-0.007) 195.380 mph
3. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 46.069s (-0.012) 195.359 mph
4. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 46.112s (-0.055) 195.177 mph
5. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 46.133s (-0.076) 195.088 mph
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.144s (-0.087) 195.042 mph
7. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.196s (-0.139) 194.822 mph
8. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 46.204s (-0.147) 194.788 mph
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 46.212s (-0.155) 194.755 mph
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 46.226s (-0.169) 194.696 mph
11. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.237s (-0.180) 194.649 mph
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.251s (-0.194) 194.590 mph
13. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.276s (-0.219) 194.485 mph
14. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 46.329s (-0.272) 194.263 mph
15. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 46.340s (-0.283) 194.217 mph
16. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 46.350s (-0.293) 194.175 mph
17. #13 Casey Mears Ford 46.354s (-0.297) 194.158 mph
18. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 46.364s (-0.307) 194.116 mph
19. #35 Josh Wise Ford 46.368s (-0.311) 194.099 mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 46.375s (-0.318) 194.070 mph
21. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 46.380s (-0.323) 194.049 mph
22. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.382s (-0.325) 194.041 mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 46.391s (-0.334) 194.003 mph
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.391s (-0.334) 194.003 mph
25. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.400s (-0.343) 193.966 mph
26. #95 Scott Speed Ford 46.400s (-0.343) 193.966 mph
27. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.402s (-0.345) 193.957 mph
28. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.446s (-0.389) 193.773 mph
29. #51 Regan Smith Chevrolet 46.466s (-0.409) 193.690 mph
30. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.478s (-0.421) 193.640 mph
31. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.487s (-0.430) 193.603 mph
32. #26 Michael Waltrip Toyota 46.497s (-0.440) 193.561 mph
33. #38 David Gilliland Ford 46.532s (-0.475) 193.415 mph
34. #34 David Ragan Ford 46.545s (-0.488) 193.361 mph
35. #56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 46.618s (-0.561) 193.058 mph
36. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 46.711s (-0.654) 192.674 mph
37. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 46.818s (-0.761) 192.234 mph
38. #36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 46.891s (-0.834) 191.934 mph
39. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 46.909s (-0.852) 191.861 mph
40. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 47.251s (-1.194) 190.472 mph
41. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 47.375s (-1.318) 189.974 mph
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.473s (-1.416) 189.581 mph
43. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 47.847s (-1.790) 188.100 mph
45. #52 Travis Kvapil Toyota 48.920s (-2.863 ) 183.974 mph

Practice 2

1. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 45.867s (Leader) 196.220 mph
2. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.068s (-0.201) 195.363 mph
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 46.073s (-0.206) 195.342 mph
4. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 46.130s (-0.263) 195.101 mph
5. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 46.159s (-0.292) 194.978 mph
6. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.189s (-0.322) 194.852 mph
7. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 46.198s (-0.331) 194.814 mph
8. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.212s (-0.345) 194.755 mph
9. #22 Joey Logano Ford 46.238s (-0.371) 194.645 mph
10. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 46.240s (-0.373) 194.637 mph
11. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 46.245s (-0.378) 194.616 mph
12. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.271s (-0.404) 194.506 mph
13. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.282s (-0.415) 194.460 mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 46.286s (-0.419) 194.443 mph
15. #56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 46.290s (-0.423) 194.426 mph
16. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.300s (-0.433) 194.384 mph
17. #13 Casey Mears Ford 46.322s (-0.455) 194.292 mph
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.332s (-0.465) 194.250 mph
19. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.344s (-0.477) 194.200 mph
20. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 46.395s (-0.528) 193.986 mph
21. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 46.396s (-0.529) 193.982 mph
22. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.397s (-0.530) 193.978 mph
23. #51 Regan Smith Chevrolet 46.413s (-0.546) 193.911 mph
24. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 46.418s (-0.551) 193.890 mph
25. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.435s (-0.568) 193.819 mph
26. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.454s (-0.587) 193.740 mph
27. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.495s (-0.628) 193.569 mph
28. #38 David Gilliland Ford 46.538s (-0.671) 193.390 mph
29. #26 Michael Waltrip Toyota 46.544s (-0.677) 193.365 mph
30. #35 Josh Wise Ford 46.549s (-0.682) 193.345 mph
31. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 46.631s (-0.764) 193.005 mph
32. #95 Scott Speed Ford 46.644s (-0.777) 192.951 mph
33. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 46.668s (-0.801) 192.852 mph
34. #34 David Ragan Ford 46.718s (-0.851) 192.645 mph
35. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 46.737s (-0.870) 192.567 mph
36. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 46.903s (-1.036) 191.885 mph
37. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 46.993s (-1.126) 191.518 mph
38. #36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 47.070s (-1.203) 191.205 mph
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.407s (-1.540) 189.845 mph
40. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 47.515s (-1.648) 189.414 mph
41. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 47.637s (-1.770) 188.929 mph
42. #52 Mike Bliss Chevrolet No time



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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Juan Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, and Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover sInternational Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, gets ready to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, receives a lobster in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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