Kurt Busch the fastest man in Daytona following Sprint Unlimited practice

Both sessions went incident-free.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All 25 entries took part in the opening practice session ahead of NASCAR's Sprint Unlimited tomorrow. The fastest lap belonged to Kurt Busch, topping the charts at 200.749mph (44.832 seconds).

Tony Stewart was black-flagged early and called to the hauler due to his failure to take part in NASCAR's mandatory driver weigh-in prior to going out onto the track. At its largest point, the pack reached 13 to 15 cars and went incident-free, despite a close-call between Kyle Larson and Danica Patrick in a three-wide situation.

Practice Two

The night practice was fairly uneventful with only a small group of cars opting to draft. Jeff Gordon led this time around, posting a lap of 45.740 (196.764mph), one second off Kurt's earlier time.

There were a couple interesting moments when drivers were testing the limits of pit road. The rear end tried to come around on Kyle Busch's car and Jimmie Johnson suffered a major lock-up entering the pit lane, as did Larson. Nine cars did not post a time.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Daytona Unlimited
Track Daytona International Speedway
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Danica Patrick , Kyle Busch , Kyle Larson
Article type Practice report