Brian Scott leads Wednesday’s dramatic final practice

scott2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Brian Scott- with a lap speed of 199.800 MPH – was at the top of the speed chart at the end of the fourth Daytona 500 practice session Wednesday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Austin Dillon was second fastest on the speed chart with a lap speed 199.769 MPH, and he was followed by the defending series champion, Kyle Busch (199.729 MPH) who was third, Jimmie Johnson (199.645) fourth and Paul Menard (199.601) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Kurt Busch (199.190 MPH) who was sixth, Kasey Kahne (198.992) seventh, Denny Hamlin (198.711) eighth,  Carl Edwards (198.706) ninth and Matt Kenseth (198.680) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Now that the top-two starting positions were decided this past Sunday, the rest of the starting lineup will be determined on Thursday (Feb. 18th) at the conclusion of the Can-Am Duel #1 and Duel #2 qualifying races – they are scheduled to get started at approximately 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 respectively.

After the duel qualifiers, the teams will have two practice sessions on Friday 12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. ET both on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice will be on Saturday from 12:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

The 58th annual Daytona 500 is set to get started around 1:00 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Feb. 21st, with television coverage provided by FOX.

Daytona 500 Forth Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 44 Brian Scott # 199.800 45.045 Leader 11
2 3 Austin Dillon 199.769 45.052 -0.007 7
3 18 Kyle Busch 199.729 45.061 -0.016 10
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 199.645 45.080 -0.035 19
5 27 Paul Menard 199.601 45.090 -0.045 13
6 41 Kurt Busch 199.190 45.183 -0.138 15
7 5 Kasey Kahne 198.992 45.228 -0.183 9
8 11 Denny Hamlin 198.711 45.292 -0.247 10
9 19 Carl Edwards 198.706 45.293 -0.248 10
10 20 Matt Kenseth 198.680 45.299 -0.254 8
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 198.675 45.300 -0.255 10
12 4 Kevin Harvick 198.526 45.334 -0.289 12
13 47 AJ Allmendinger 198.351 45.374 -0.329 9
14 43 Aric Almirola 197.937 45.469 -0.424 16
15 2 Brad Keselowski 197.416 45.589 -0.544 10
16 24 Chase Elliott # 197.407 45.591 -0.546 15
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 197.239 45.630 -0.585 15
18 14 Brian Vickers 197.023 45.680 -0.635 10
19 6 Trevor Bayne 195.346 46.072 -1.027 4
20 30 Josh Wise* 195.215 46.103 -1.058 4
21 1 Jamie McMurray 193.607 46.486 -1.441 9
22 22 Joey Logano 192.930 46.649 -1.604 12
23 23 David Ragan 192.881 46.661 -1.616 7
24 21 Ryan Blaney # 191.963 46.884 -1.839 5
25 38 Landon Cassill 190.255 47.305 -2.260 6
26 26 Robert Richardson Jr* 188.778 47.675 -2.630 7
27 95 Ty Dillon (i) 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
28 10 Danica Patrick 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
29 40 Reed Sorenson* 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
30 31 Ryan Newman 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
31 7 Regan Smith 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
32 13 Casey Mears 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
33 15 Clint Bowyer 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
34 16 Greg Biffle 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
35 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
36 32 Bobby Labonte 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
37 34 Chris Bueshcher # 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
38 35 David Gilliland* 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
39 42 Kyle Larson 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
40 46 Michael Annett 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
41 59 Michael McDowell* 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
42 83 Michael Waltrip 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
43 93 Matt Dibenedetto 0.000 0.000 45.045 0
44 98 Cole Whitt* 0.000 0.000 45.045 0

# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
* – must race their way into the Daytona 500
(i) – driver not running for 2016 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

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