Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer top final Sprint Unlimited practice

HamlinIn the final 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint Unlimited practice session, it was Denny Hamlin – with a (drafting) lap speed of 198.930 MPH – posting the fastest lap Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Clint Bowyer was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 195.253 MPH, and he was followed by Aric Almirola (194.885 MPH) who was third, Brian Vickers (194.805) fourth and Kevin Harvick (194.763) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kurt Busch (194.611 MPH) who was sixth, Danica Patrick (194.527) seventh, Paul Menard (194.342) eighth, Austin Dillon (194.280) ninth and Brad Keselowski (193.665) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

The Sprint Unlimited is scheduled to get underway around 8:00 pm (ET) Saturday evening, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Sprint Unlimited First Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 198.930 45.242 Leader 6
2 15 Clint Bowyer 195.253 46.094 -0.852 11
3 43 Aric Almirola 194.885 46.181 -0.939 15
4 14 Brian Vickers 194.805 46.200 -0.958 15
5 4 Kevin Harvick 194.763 46.210 -0.968 23
6 41 Kurt Busch 194.611 46.246 -1.004 22
7 10 Danica Patrick 194.527 46.266 -1.024 16
8 27 Paul Menard 194.342 46.310 -1.068 22
9 3 Austin Dillon 194.280 46.325 -1.083 15
10 2 Brad Keselowski 193.665 46.472 -1.230 11
11 22 Joey Logano 193.320 46.555 -1.313 15
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 192.316 46.798 -1.556 16
13 5 Kasey Kahne 192.258 46.812 -1.570 20
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 191.881 46.904 -1.662 12
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 191.873 46.906 -1.664 19
16 18 Kyle Busch 191.160 47.081 -1.839 11
17 1 Jamie McMurray 190.690 47.197 -1.955 17
18 31 Ryan Newman 190.517 47.240 -1.998 14
19 42 Kyle Larson 190.456 47.255 -2.013 16
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 189.155 47.580 -2.338 14
21 19 Carl Edwards 75.517 119.178 -73.936 2
22 13 Casey Mears 0.000 0.000 45.242 0
23 16 Greg Biffle 0.000 0.000 45.242 0
24 20 Matt Kenseth 0.000 0.000 45.242 0
25 78 Martin Truex Jr. 0.000 0.000 45.242 0

 

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 4 Kevin Harvick 5 14 193.828 Leader Leader
2 14 Brian Vickers 1 10 193.742 -0.086 -0.086
3 10 Danica Patrick 1 10 193.715 -0.113 -0.027
4 15 Clint Bowyer 1 10 193.592 -0.236 -0.123
5 27 Paul Menard 1 10 193.474 -0.354 -0.118
6 41 Kurt Busch 2 11 193.410 -0.418 -0.064
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

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