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Feb 22, 2014
Saturday
2014 NSCS Daytona 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
After weather delayed the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Daytona 500 practice session at Daytona International Speedway Saturday morning, 27 drivers/teams were able to get in a full session to tweak out whatever they could for the final time.

At the end of the session it was Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 197.624 mph, at the top of the scoring pylon, and he was followed by Kasey Kahne (197.490 mph) who was second, Jamie McMurray (197.472) third, Carl Edwards (197.070) fourth and Martin Truex, Jr. (197.057) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers during the “Happy Hour” (final) session were Clint Bower (197.040 mph) with the sixth fastest lap, Jeff Gordon (196.993) seventh, Kevin Harvick (196.962) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (194.078) ninth and Bobby Labonte (194.041) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The 56th annual Daytona 500 is slated to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

2014 NSCS Daytona 500 Final Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 45.541 197.624 3 18 ---.--- ---.---
2 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 45.572 197.49 2 15 -0.031 -0.031
3 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 45.576 197.472 3 27 -0.035 -0.004
4 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 45.669 197.07 2 11 -0.128 -0.093
5 78 Martin Truex. Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 45.672 197.057 4 13 -0.131 -0.003
6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 45.676 197.04 3 7 -0.135 -0.004
7 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 45.687 196.993 3 8 -0.146 -0.011
8 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 45.694 196.962 3 7 -0.153 -0.007
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse. Jr. Nationwide Insurance Ford 46.373 194.078 7 15 -0.832 -0.679
10 52 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 46.382 194.041 6 19 -0.841 -0.009
11 34 David Ragan CSX - Play It Safe Ford 46.502 193.54 10 13 -0.961 -0.12
12 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 46.518 193.473 4 21 -0.977 -0.016
13 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 46.871 192.016 3 4 -1.33 -0.353
14 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers Chevrolet 46.921 191.812 11 17 -1.38 -0.05
15 66 Michael Waltrip BlueDEF/AAA Toyota 46.928 191.783 2 9 -1.387 -0.007
16 36 Reed Sorenson Golden Corral Chevrolet 46.936 191.75 11 28 -1.395 -0.008
17 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 46.952 191.685 8 30 -1.411 -0.016
18 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 47.057 191.257 4 13 -1.516 -0.105
19 98 Josh Wise Curb Records Ford 47.11 191.042 3 6 -1.569 -0.053
20 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 47.215 190.617 4 4 -1.674 -0.105
21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 47.239 190.521 3 4 -1.698 -0.024
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 47.258 190.444 6 25 -1.717 -0.019
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/USO Chevrolet 47.327 190.166 4 4 -1.786 -0.069
24 32 Terry Labonte C&J Energy Services Ford 47.459 189.637 4 12 -1.918 -0.132
25 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 47.57 189.195 2 4 -2.029 -0.111
26 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 47.641 188.913 12 22 -2.1 -0.071
27 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 48.122 187.025 6 7 -2.581 -0.481

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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