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|
|6||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||199.053||45.214||-0.061||23|
|8||78||Martin Truex Jr.||198.597||45.318||-0.165||3|
|14||21||Ryan Blaney (i)||198.186||45.412||-0.259||13|
|18||62||Brian Scott (i)||197.550||45.558||-0.405||9|
|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|
|39||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||192.542||46.743||-1.590||23|
|40||83||Johnny Sauter (i)||192.320||46.797||-1.644||15|
# – Rookie
* Required to qualify on time
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series