Denny Hamlin tops the charts after Friday’s final ‪‎DAYTONA 500‬ practice.

hamlin-happy-hour-dover-2015-gettySeven 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Daytona 500 practice sessions are now “in the books” at Daytona International Speedway (the eighth/final session to take place on Saturday), and at the end of the seventh session Friday afternoon, it was Denny Hamlin – with a lap speed of 199.658 MPH – leading the practice.

Defending series champion, Kyle Busch and driver Martin Truex Jr., ran the identical lap speed of 198.640 MPH and were recorded second and third fastest respectively, while Carl Edwards (198.610 MPH) was fourth and Matt Kenseth (198.566) was fifth fastest.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Ryan Blaney (196.498) had the sixth-fastest lap speed, and he was followed by Joey Logano (196.412) who was seventh, Trevor Bayne (196.386) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (194.839) ninth and Jamie McMurray (194.696) posted 10th.

The teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice early Saturday afternoon from 12:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. (ET), with television coverage provided by 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 Seventh Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 199.658 45.077 Leader 13
2 18 Kyle Busch 198.640 45.308 -0.231 15
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 198.640 45.308 -0.231 15
4 19 Carl Edwards 198.610 45.315 -0.238 22
5 20 Matt Kenseth 198.566 45.325 -0.248 17
6 21 Ryan Blaney # 196.498 45.802 -0.725 10
7 22 Joey Logano 196.412 45.822 -0.745 10
8 6 Trevor Bayne 196.386 45.828 -0.751 13
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 194.839 46.192 -1.115 8
10 1 Jamie McMurray 194.696 46.226 -1.149 6
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 194.670 46.232 -1.155 10
12 48 Jimmie Johnson 194.586 46.252 -1.175 11
13 10 Danica Patrick 194.515 46.269 -1.192 16
14 24 Chase Elliott # 194.175 46.350 -1.273 19
15 2 Brad Keselowski 193.324 46.554 -1.477 18
16 38 Landon Cassill 193.204 46.583 -1.506 17
17 43 Aric Almirola 192.943 46.646 -1.569 13
18 3 Austin Dillon 192.258 46.812 -1.735 13
19 23 David Ragan 191.742 46.938 -1.861 17
20 42 Kyle Larson 191.673 46.955 -1.878 6
21 83 Michael Waltrip 191.665 46.957 -1.880 19
22 93 Matt Dibenedetto 191.465 47.006 -1.929 17
23 44 Brian Scott # 190.876 47.151 -2.074 17
24 14 Brian Vickers 190.573 47.226 -2.149 17
25 46 Michael Annett 190.303 47.293 -2.216 15
26 27 Paul Menard 189.958 47.379 -2.302 5
27 15 Clint Bowyer 189.693 47.445 -2.368 17
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 189.302 47.543 -2.466 12
29 59 Michael McDowell 188.905 47.643 -2.566 10
30 32 Bobby Labonte 188.262 47.798 -2.721 2
31 34 Chris Bueshcher # 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
32 4 Kevin Harvick 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
33 5 Kasey Kahne 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
34 7 Regan Smith 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
35 13 Casey Mears 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
36 16 Greg Biffle 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
37 26 Robert Richardson Jr 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
38 31 Ryan Newman 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
39 41 Kurt Busch 0.000 0.000 45.077 0
40 95 Ty Dillon (i) 0.000 0.000 45.077 0

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

 

 

 

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