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Daytona 500 - Practice times

A quiet day saw the Sprint Cup drivers mainly biding their time and ensuring no further harm came to their race cars ahead of the weekend.
The day after the two Budweiser Duels proved a particularly quiet practice for Sprint Cup drivers, with only 14 turning out for the first session which saw Aric Almirola go top with a lap of 45.699s (196.941mph) on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.

There were more takers - 22 in all - for the later session, which included Carl Edwards and Trevor Bayne in their back-up cars after their main cars were damaged in yesterday's events. Tony Stewart ended up with the fastest time of the session and of the day with a lap of 45.655s (197.131 mph).

The only incident of the day was a transmission issue for Regan Smith in the #51 Phoenix Racing car that saw him stall on pit road.

Practice 5

1. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 45.699s (Leader) 196.941mph (20 laps)
2. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 45.841s (-0.142s) 196.331mph (21 laps)
3. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 45.899s (-0.200s) 196.083mph (11 laps)
4. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 45.911s (-0.212s) 196.031mph (11 laps)
5. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 45.914s (-0.215s) 196.019mph (11 laps)
6. #26 Michael Waltrip Toyota 46.511s (-0.812s) 193.503mph (16 laps)
7. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 46.624s (-0.925s) 193.034mph (21 laps)
8. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 46.857s (-1.158s) 192.074mph (15 laps)
9. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.963s (-1.264s) 191.640mph (20 laps)
10. #13 Casey Mears Ford 47.162s (-1.463s) 190.832mph (12 laps)
11. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 47.167s (-1.468s) 190.811mph (16 laps)
12. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 47.278s (-1.579s) 190.363mph (12 laps)
13. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 47.281s (-1.582s) 190.351mph (13 laps)
14. #34 David Ragan Ford 47.559s (-1.860s) 189.239mph (3 laps)

Practice 6

1. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 45.655s (Leader) 197.131 mph
2. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 45.668s (-0.013) 197.075 mph
3. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 45.683s (-0.028) 197.010 mph
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 45.711s (-0.056) 196.889 mph
5. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 45.827s (-0.172) 196.391 mph
6. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 45.832s (-0.177) 196.369 mph
7. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 45.873s (-0.218) 196.194 mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 45.874s (-0.219) 196.190 mph
9. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 45.934s (-0.279) 195.933 mph
10. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.014s (-0.359) 195.593 mph
11. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.332s (-0.677) 194.250 mph
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.653s (-0.998) 192.914 mph
13. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 46.720s (-1.065) 192.637 mph
14. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 46.953s (-1.298) 191.681 mph
15. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.974s (-1.319) 191.595 mph
16. #56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 46.983s (-1.328) 191.559 mph
17. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 47.090s (-1.435) 191.123 mph
18. #95 Scott Speed Ford 47.254s (-1.599) 190.460 mph
19. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 47.499s (-1.844) 189.478 mph
20. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.560s (-1.905) 189.235 mph
21. #51 Regan Smith Chevrolet 48.154s (-2.499) 186.900 mph
22. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 48.247s (-2.592 ) 186.540 mph



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