Even though he was settling into his new berth at Richard Childress Racing, Ryan Newman proved the fastest man on track in the first day of practice for the Daytona 500, next weekend's curtain-raiser for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship.

The session was notable for three high-profile engine failures, all of them Chevrolet power plants built by Hendrick. The drivers affected included Stewart/Haas Racing team mates Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart along with HScott Motorsports' Bobby Labonte, whose team mate Justin Allgaier also suffered an oil leak. Officials from Hendrick reported that the company now knew the reason for the blow-ups and that it wasn't component failure, and the issue should be fully rectified overnight.

The first part of qualifying for the Daytona 500 takes place on Sunday afternoon, which will set the front row of the grid for the race on February 24. The rest of the starting order will be set by two Duel races that will be held on Thursday night.

Practice 1

1. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 46.144s (Leader) 195.042mph (2 laps)
2. #31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.192s (-0.048s) 194.839mph (8 laps)
3. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 46.258s (-0.114s) 194.561mph (11 laps)
4. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 46.312s (-0.168s) 194.334mph (8 laps)
5. #33 Brian Scott Chevrolet 46.313s (-0.169s) 194.330mph (8 laps)
6. #78 Martin Truex. Jr. Chevrolet 46.329s (-0.185s) 194.263mph (2 laps)
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.335s (-0.191s) 194.238mph (8 laps)
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.345s (-0.201s) 194.196mph (8 laps)
9. #22 Joey Logano Ford 46.408s (-0.264s) 193.932mph (11 laps)
10. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.424s (-0.280s) 193.865mph (8 laps)
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.429s (-0.285s) 193.844mph (11 laps)
12. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.442s (-0.298s) 193.790mph (11 laps)
13. #13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 46.461s (-0.317s) 193.711mph (5 laps)
14. #42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 46.462s (-0.318s) 193.707mph (11 laps)
15. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.504s (-0.360s) 193.532mph (8 laps)
16. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 46.554s (-0.410s) 193.324mph (5 laps)
17. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 46.577s (-0.433s) 193.228mph (11 laps)
18. #66 Michael Waltrip Toyota 46.599s (-0.455s) 193.137mph (5 laps)
19. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 46.616s (-0.472s) 193.067mph (5 laps)
20. #4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.620s (-0.476s) 193.050mph (5 laps)
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.631s (-0.487s) 193.005mph (8 laps)
22. #88 Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Chevrolet 46.659s (-0.515s) 192.889mph (5 laps)
23. #51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 46.698s (-0.554s) 192.728mph (8 laps)
24. #47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 46.699s (-0.555s) 192.724mph (8 laps)
25. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 46.736s (-0.592s) 192.571mph (10 laps)
26. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.740s (-0.596s) 192.555mph (8 laps)
27. #17 Ricky Stenhouse. Jr. Ford 46.741s (-0.597s) 192.550mph (11 laps)
28. #36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 46.759s (-0.615s) 192.476mph (8 laps)
29. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.794s (-0.650s) 192.332mph (5 laps)
30. #7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 46.810s (-0.666s) 192.267mph (8 laps)
31. #95 Michael McDowell Ford 46.872s (-0.728s) 192.012mph (8 laps)
32. #38 David Gilliland Ford 46.898s (-0.754s) 191.906mph (8 laps)
33. #41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 46.915s (-0.771s) 191.836mph (11 laps)
34. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 46.932s (-0.788s) 191.767mph (8 laps)
35. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 46.936s (-0.792s) 191.750mph (8 laps)
36. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 46.956s (-0.812s) 191.669mph (8 laps)
37. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 47.008s (-0.864s) 191.457mph (5 laps)
38. #30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 47.015s (-0.871s) 191.428mph (8 laps)
39. #34 David Ragan Ford 47.062s (-0.918s) 191.237mph (11 laps)
40. #26 Cole Whitt Toyota 47.112s (-0.968s) 191.034mph (8 laps)
41. #77 Dave Blaney Ford 47.148s (-1.004s) 190.888mph (8 laps)
42. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.161s (-1.017s) 190.836mph (8 laps)
43. #52 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 47.199s (-1.055s) 190.682mph (5 laps)
44. #35 Eric McClure Ford 47.249s (-1.105s) 190.480mph (2 laps)
45. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.399s (-1.255s) 189.877mph (8 laps)
46. #83 Ryan Truex Toyota 47.467s (-1.323s) 189.605mph (8 laps)
47. #98 Josh Wise Ford 47.487s (-1.343s) 189.526mph (4 laps)
48. #23 Alex Bowman Toyota 47.885s (-1.741s) 187.950mph (8 laps)
49. #93 Morgan Shepherd Toyota 47.944s (-1.800s) 187.719mph (5 laps)

Practice 2

1. #31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 46.072s (Leader) 195.346mph (2 laps)
2. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 46.104s (-0.032s) 195.211mph (2 laps)
3. #42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 46.217s (-0.145s) 194.734mph (2 laps)
4. #4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 46.220s (-0.148s) 194.721mph (2 laps)
5. #13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 46.224s (-0.152s) 194.704mph (2 laps)
6. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 46.230s (-0.158s) 194.679mph (12 laps)
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 46.239s (-0.167s) 194.641mph (5 laps)
8. #33 Brian Scott Chevrolet 46.272s (-0.200s) 194.502mph (2 laps)
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 46.288s (-0.216s) 194.435mph (2 laps)
10. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 46.291s (-0.219s) 194.422mph (8 laps)
11. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 46.321s (-0.249s) 194.296mph (8 laps)
12. #22 Joey Logano Ford 46.339s (-0.267s) 194.221mph (5 laps)
13. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 46.347s (-0.275s) 194.187mph (8 laps)
14. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 46.360s (-0.288s) 194.133mph (8 laps)
15. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 46.360s (-0.288s) 194.133mph (2 laps)
16. #7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 46.367s (-0.295s) 194.104mph (2 laps)
17. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 46.375s (-0.303s) 194.070mph (2 laps)
18. #41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 46.378s (-0.306s) 194.058mph (2 laps)
19. #88 Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Chevrolet 46.381s (-0.309s) 194.045mph (2 laps)
20. #36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 46.390s (-0.318s) 194.007mph (2 laps)
21. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 46.413s (-0.341s) 193.911mph (8 laps)
22. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 46.415s (-0.343s) 193.903mph (5 laps)
23. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 46.423s (-0.351s) 193.869mph (2 laps)
24. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 46.429s (-0.357s) 193.844mph (2 laps)
25. #47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 46.495s (-0.423s) 193.569mph (2 laps)
26. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 46.520s (-0.448s) 193.465mph (8 laps)
27. #51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 46.580s (-0.508s) 193.216mph (2 laps)
28. #66 Michael Waltrip Toyota 46.639s (-0.567s) 192.972mph (5 laps)
29. #17 Ricky Stenhouse. Jr. Ford 46.672s (-0.600s) 192.835mph (8 laps)
30. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 46.710s (-0.638s) 192.678mph (5 laps)
31. #38 David Gilliland Ford 46.827s (-0.755s) 192.197mph (8 laps)
32. #95 Michael McDowell Ford 46.909s (-0.837s) 191.861mph (6 laps)
33. #34 David Ragan Ford 47.010s (-0.938s) 191.449mph (10 laps)
34. #35 Eric McClure Ford 47.038s (-0.966s) 191.335mph (8 laps)
35. #77 Dave Blaney Ford 47.047s (-0.975s) 191.298mph (8 laps)
36. #30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 47.067s (-0.995s) 191.217mph (5 laps)
37. #98 Josh Wise Ford 47.083s (-1.011s) 191.152mph (5 laps)
38. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 47.123s (-1.051s) 190.990mph (1 laps)
39. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 47.124s (-1.052s) 190.985mph (8 laps)
40. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 47.142s (-1.070s) 190.913mph (1 laps)
41. #26 Cole Whitt Toyota 47.190s (-1.118s) 190.718mph (5 laps)
42. #52 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 47.416s (-1.344s) 189.809mph (2 laps)
43. #83 Ryan Truex Toyota 47.487s (-1.415s) 189.526mph (8 laps)
44. #23 Alex Bowman Toyota 47.565s (-1.493s) 189.215mph (5 laps)
45. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47.744s (-1.672s) 188.505mph (4 laps)
46. #93 Morgan Shepherd Toyota 47.812s (-1.740s) 188.237mph (5 laps)
47. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet No time (0 laps)

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