|Who wants to ruin a good car in practice when most teams are set?|
Teams like Red Bull Racing’s drivers of Brian Vickers and Kasey Kahne got dialed in with each other in both sessions while Kyle Busch walked around the garages in shorts with no intention of doing anything. For Vickers, he needs the time on the track after an extended time away from racing and not being able to participate in any of the Bud Shootout practice segments.
Jeff Burton was the fastest in the first session with a top speed of 196.648 mph, a considerably lower speed than witnessed during Wednesday’s practices due to the weather being a little warmer. Burton also used the practice time to simulate entering and exiting pit road at 55 mph.
In the second session, Mark Martin led the way at 196.803 running 22 laps with Jimmie Johnson -- who was second fastest -- as his partner.
From a data standpoint and how to use what happened Friday for betting and Fantasy NASCAR equations, you don’t. You throw it out the window and wait to see what happens Saturday morning in the final Daytona 500 practice.
Top 5 Practice Speeds - Friday's 2nd Practice:
Only 12 drivers practiced.
Top 5 Practice Speeds - Friday's 1st Practice:
Daytona 500 Practice Speeds