Saturday, February 16, 2013

Patrick and Logano Fastest in Saturday Practice Sessions at Daytona

Stewart-Haas teammates set top two times in Saturday's practices (Getty)
Danica Patrick, with a lap speed of 196.220 mph, was the quickest during the second Daytona 500 practice session at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing owner/teammate, Tony Stewart, was second quickest with a lap speed of 195.363 mph, and they were followed by Kyle Busch (195.342 mph), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (195.101) and Jamie McMurray (194.978).

The 2011 Daytona 500 winner, Trevor Bayne (194.852 mph) posted the sixth quickest lap speed, followed by Paul Menard (194.814), the third Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman (194.755), Joey Logano (194.645) and Jeff Burton (194.637).

The teams return Sunday afternoon for the Daytona 500 qualifying session at 1:o5 pm (ET – on FOX) where only the top-2 fastest qualifiers will be locked in for the pole and outside pole positions.
Daytona 500 Practice 2 Speeds

Logano Fastest in First Practice Session

Joey Logano is listed at 30-to-1 to win Daytona 500 (Getty)
It was single-car runs with teams running their qualifying setups during the first Daytona 500 practice session, and with a lap speed of 195.410 mph, it was Joey Logano on top of the speed charts when all was said and done.

Austin Dillon, with a lap speed of 195.380 mph, was the second fastest and was followed by series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Danica Patrick (195.359 mph). Then it was Paul Menard (195.177) fourth followed by Jeff Burton (195.088).

Rounding out the top-ten fastest during the practice session were Kasey Kahne (195.042 mph), Trevor Bayne (194.822), Juan Pablo Montoya (194.788), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (194.755) and Kyle Busch (194.696).

Daytona 500 Practice 1 Speeds

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