Major damage to the fencing cancelled the rest of practice.
Furniture Row Racing driver to start season opener from the outside pole
The rookie of the year contender will lead the field to green for next Sunday's race.
Rumours are already abound that NASCAR 'helped' Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon get on pole for publicity reasons.
Denny Hamlin at Daytona media day
Matt Kenseth at Daytona media day
According to Stewart, his injured leg is 65 percent healed, and his strength and muscles are farther along.