Jeff Gordon paces first of two Friday Sprint Cup practices

jeff-gordon-daytona-2015-gettySunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole-sitter, Jeff Gordon, with a lap speed of 193.079 MPH, on Friday led the field of 14 drivers during the sixth Daytona 500 practice session at Daytona International Speedway.

Michael Waltrip was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 192.485 MPH, and he was followed by Martin Truex Jr. (192.345 MPH) who was third, Brad Keselowsk (192.279 ) fourth and Joey Logano (192.258) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers were Paul Menard (192.102 MPH) who was sixth, Matt Kenseth (191.951) seventh, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (191.947) eighth, Jamie McMurray (191.510) ninth and Trevor Bayne (191.201) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The teams return to the track this afternoon for their seventh practice session from 2:00 pm – 3:25 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The final (“Happy Hour”) Daytona 500 practice session is scheduled for Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 11:55 am (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

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 Sixth Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 24 Jeff Gordon 193.079 46.613 Leader 17
2 55 Michael Waltrip 192.485 46.757 -0.144 5
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 192.345 46.791 -0.178 10
4 2 Brad Keselowski 192.279 46.807 -0.194 11
5 22 Joey Logano 192.258 46.812 -0.199 11
6 27 Paul Menard 192.102 46.850 -0.237 19
7 20 Matt Kenseth 191.951 46.887 -0.274 9
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 191.947 46.888 -0.275 25
9 1 Jamie McMurray 191.510 46.995 -0.382 9
10 6 Trevor Bayne # 191.201 47.071 -0.458 23
11 3 Austin Dillon 190.779 47.175 -0.562 36
12 13 Casey Mears 190.710 47.192 -0.579 7
13 46 Michael Annett 190.142 47.333 -0.720 5
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 189.921 47.388 -0.775 8
15 4 Kevin Harvick 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 10 Danica Patrick 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 11 Denny Hamlin 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 14 Tony Stewart 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 15 Clint Bowyer 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 16 Greg Biffle 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 18 Kyle Busch 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 19 Carl Edwards 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 31 Ryan Newman 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 32 Bobby Labonte 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 33 Ty Dillon(i) 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 34 David Ragan 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 35 Cole Whitt 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 38 David Gilliland 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 40 Landon Cassill 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 41 Kurt Busch 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 42 Kyle Larson 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 43 Aric Almirola 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 44 Reed Sorenson 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 51 Justin Allgaier 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 66 Mike Wallace 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 83 Johnny Sauter (i) 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 0.000 0.000 46.613 0
15 95 Michael McDowell 0.000 0.000 46.613 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

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