McDowell leads the last Sprint Cup practice before qualifying

B91EBkcIgAMVHcCLeavine Family Racing’s Michael McDowell, with a lap speed of 199.322 MPH, was the quickest Saturday afternoon during the second Daytona 500 practice session at Daytona International Speedway.

Second quickest was Jimmie Johnson with a lap speed of 199.313 MPH, and he was followed by Ty Dillon (199.300 MPH) who was third, Kasey Kahne (199.080) fourth and Jeff Gordon (199.058) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the practice were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (199.053 MPH) who was sixth, Paul Menard (198.952) seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (198.597 – suffered a cracked oil pan, but will NOT change engines) eighth, Landon Cassill (198.351) ninth and Brad Keselowski (198.264) posting the tenth quickest lap speed.

Ryan Newman, who was 15th quickest, had engine failure and will have to change the engine.

“Something just happened in the bottom end of the motor going into Turn 3,” stated Newman. “Everything was going as planned until then.  The Caterpillar Chevrolet tried to diesel on me and it doesn’t like to diesel.  We will change the motor, figure out what happened to this one and get ready for tonight with a different race car and qualifying tomorrow.”

The teams return to the track to qualify for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 15th, at 1:30 pm (ET – On FOX).

Group qualifying is being introduced for the first time for the Daytona 500, and as in previous qualifying for the 500, only the first two starting positions will be determined. The rest of the teams will have to wait until Thursday, February 19th, for the Budweiser Duel qualifying races (7:00 pm ET – On FOX) to determine the rest of the starting lineup.

The 57th annual Daytona 500 is set to get underway on Sunday, February 22nd, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 pm (ET) and FOX will be providing television coverage of the event.

Daytona 500 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind Laps
1 95 Michael McDowell 199.322 45.153 Leader 13
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 199.313 45.155 -0.002 27
3 33 Ty Dillon(i) 199.300 45.158 -0.005 11
4 5 Kasey Kahne 199.080 45.208 -0.055 5
5 24 Jeff Gordon 199.058 45.213 -0.060 5
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 199.053 45.214 -0.061 23
7 27 Paul Menard 198.952 45.237 -0.084 4
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 198.597 45.318 -0.165 3
9 40 Landon Cassill 198.351 45.374 -0.221 4
10 2 Brad Keselowski 198.264 45.394 -0.241 13
11 7 Alex Bowman 198.247 45.398 -0.245 11
12 22 Joey Logano 198.203 45.408 -0.255 22
13 47 AJ Allmendinger 198.199 45.409 -0.256 4
14 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 198.186 45.412 -0.259 13
15 31 Ryan Newman 198.120 45.427 -0.274 4
16 11 Denny Hamlin 197.689 45.526 -0.373 15
17 13 Casey Mears 197.576 45.552 -0.399 13
18 62 Brian Scott (i) 197.550 45.558 -0.405 9
19 3 Austin Dillon 197.533 45.562 -0.409 5
20 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 195.916 45.938 -0.785 9
21 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 195.682 45.993 -0.840 4
22 26 Jeff Burton # 195.461 46.045 -0.892 16
23 29 Justin Marks* (i) 195.092 46.132 -0.979 15
24 66 Mike Wallace 195.067 46.138 -0.985 9
25 14 Tony Stewart 194.771 46.208 -1.055 36
26 34 David Ragan* 194.708 46.223 -1.070 11
27 35 Cole Whitt 194.704 46.224 -1.071 11
28 38 David Gilliland 194.654 46.236 -1.083 11
29 32 Bobby Labonte 194.527 46.266 -1.113 23
30 16 Greg Biffle 194.275 46.326 -1.173 21
31 44 Reed Sorenson* 193.903 46.415 -1.262 9
32 10 Danica Patrick 193.865 46.424 -1.271 4
33 18 Kyle Busch 193.561 46.497 -1.344 20
34 19 Carl Edwards* 193.208 46.582 -1.429 4
35 42 Kyle Larson 192.976 46.638 -1.485 20
36 98 Josh Wise 192.827 46.674 -1.521 6
37 6 Trevor Bayne 192.674 46.711 -1.558 7
38 51 Justin Allgaier 192.649 46.717 -1.564 14
39 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 192.542 46.743 -1.590 23
40 83 Johnny Sauter (i) 192.320 46.797 -1.644 15
41 30 Ron Hornaday* 192.299 46.802 -1.649 12
42 46 Michael Annett* 192.025 46.869 -1.716 5
43 1 Jamie McMurray 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
44 4 Kevin Harvick 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
45 15 Clint Bowyer 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
46 20 Matt Kenseth 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
47 41 Kurt Busch 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
48 43 Aric Almirola 0.000 0.000 45.153 0
49 55 Michael Waltrip 0.000 0.000 45.153 0

# – Rookie
* Required to qualify on time
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

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