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.
Daytona International Speedway and ISC will break ground on their renovations after the checkered flag drops on the July 4th weekend. First race in 2014 will be the 24 Hours sportscar race before the start of NASCAR Speedweeks.