Denny Hamlin Paces Second Day Of Daytona Testing


Fresh off the best season of his career, Denny Hamlin was the fastest man in Daytona on Friday.

Hamlin, who was one of 12 drivers to test on the draft on the session’s second day, took the No. 1 spot with a time of 45.716 seconds; close to 197 mph.

The speeds reached in today’s lone session were the highest of the test so far, and they are expected to get even higher as more drivers will likely test the draft on Saturday.

Tony Stewart(45.719; 196.855 mph) and Joey Logano(45.757; 196.651 mph) rounded out the top 3. Defending Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray(48.946; 183.850 mph) had the fastest single-car time on Friday.

Friday’s morning session was cancelled due to weather, so the afternoon session was extended by one hour.

Friday’s speeds are below(draft-assisted times in bold):

1) #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 45.716 196.868
2) #14-Tony Stewart, Chevy, 45.719 196.855
3) #20-Joey Logano, Toyota, 45.757 196.691
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 45.873 196.194
5) #31-Jeff Burton, Chevy, 45.954 195.848
6) #83-Brian Vickers, Toyota, 45.955 195.844
7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 46.037 195.495
8] #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 46.037 195.495
9) #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, 46.054 195.423
10) #4-Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 46.170 194.932
11) #77-Steve Wallace, Toyota, 46.468 193.682
12) #33-Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 48.583 185.250
13) #1-Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 48.946 183.876
14) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 48.953 183.850
15) #24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 49.125 183.206
16) #5-Mark Martin, Chevy, 49.230 182.815
17) #39-Ryan Newman, Chevy, 49.377 182.271
18) #27-Paul Menard, Chevy, 49.392 182.216
19) #16-Greg Biffle, Ford, 49.409 182.153
20) #99-Carl Edwards, Ford, 49.520 181.745
21) #21-Trevor Bayne, Ford, 49.573 181.550
22) #9-Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 49.575 181.543
23) #22-Kurt Busch, Dodge, 49.590 181.488
24) #29-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 49.597 181.463
25) #43-AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 49.661 181.229
26) #09-Bill Elliott, Chevy, 49.698 181.094
27) #00-David Reutimann, Toyota, 49.743 180.930
28) #6-David Ragan, Ford, 49.768 180.839
29) #60-Landon Cassill, Toyota, 49.790 180.759
30) #17-Matt Kenseth, Ford, 49.854 180.527
31) #56-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 49.894 180.382
32) #78-Regan Smith, Chevy, 49.900 180.361
33) #36-Dave Blaney, Chevy, 49.925 180.270
34) #13-Casey Mears, Toyota, 50.241 179.137

Testing concludes on Saturday with a pair of sessions, weather permitting. Several drivers are not expected to test on Saturday, including McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, David Reutimann, and Martin Truex Jr.

Stock Car Spin will have you covered with all of the testing information as the weekend concludes.

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