Scott, McDowell top practice sessions at Daytona

Twenty-five drivers hit the track for Wednesday's second session with all eight drivers who skipped the day's first practice bringing their cars out for the later one. Originally slated for 45-minutes, NASCAR granted the field an additional five minutes after a multi-car wreck interrupted the second session.

After dealing with oil on the 2.5-mile track — which brought out the red roughly 20 minutes into the session — 2016 Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Scott topped Wednesday's final practice. The wheelman for the No. 44 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet posted a fastest lap of 199.800 mph.

Ty Dillon's No. 95 was the culprit of the leaked oil after his oil cooler cracked on his Chevrolet. This triggered a crash involving Ryan Newman, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Larson, David Gilliland and 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chris Buescher.

"The 95 sprung a leak in front of us and it was just a chain reaction of events," Ryan Newman voiced. "It wasn't Michael's (Waltrip) fault."

Austin Dillon was able to avoid the on-track wreck and scored second on the leaderboard after propelling his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet around DIS at 199.769 mph. 2015 Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch was right behind him, posting the third-fastest speed on the clock (199.729 mph).

The No. 48 of two-time Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson (199.645 mph) and the No. 27 of Paul Menard (199.601 mph) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

On-track action will pick back up on Thursday with the Sprint Cup Series final practice (Noon, FS1).

Practice 3 recap

Michael McDowell topped the leaderboard for Wednesday's first practice at Daytona International Speedway, wheeling his No. 59 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet at 200.173 mph for the fastest lap of the 45-minute session. McDowell was the only driver to break the 200 mph mark during the session.

Second-fastest was the No. 6 of 2011's Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne who accelerated his Ford around the 2.5-mile track at 199.916 mph.

The No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Greg Biffle (199.619 mph), the No. 17 RFR Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (199.252 mph) and the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet of Casey Mears (199.164 mph) rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Chase Elliott finished eighth on the leaderboard with a fastest lap of 198.286 mph.

Eight drivers stayed out of this session: Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Michael Waltrip, Martin Truex Jr. and the entire four-car team of Joe Gibbs Racing (Denny Hamlin, defending series champion Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth).

Ty Dillon's Chevy gets pushed out of the garage area
Ty Dillon's Chevy gets pushed out of the garage area

TY DILLON, NO. 95 CHEERIOS CHEVROLET SS – Involved in multi-car crash in Turn 2

WHAT HAPPENED?

“The oil cooler cracked. I really hate it for those guys behind us. It’s just one of those weird situations. I hate that it tore-up race cars. I couldn’t do anything to make it any different. We were just getting the pack going. It was unfortunate for everybody involved. I hate it for our guys that our race car is torn up. It’s just as simple as a cracked weld on an oil cooler. Hey, we didn’t catch it early enough. It’s unfortunate but we’ll be fine. We have time to get everything fixed and I just hope the other guys do, too."

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CAT CHEVROLET SS – Involved in multi-car crash in Turn 2

ON THE ACCIDENT:

“Something happened to the No. 95 (Ty Dillon) I saw the oil up ahead and I started checking-up. It’s amazing how quick the oil spreads out as it sprays out and it was like ice out there. I tried to keep it (the car) off the wall and even when I got back on the race track it was slick and we just kind of bounced off the wall in the Caterpillar Chevrolet."

DO YOU HAVE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT FRONT?

“The tail section mostly is just body work but the right front is up against the frame bar just a little bit. It looks entirely fixable; that was (crew chief) Luke’s (Lambert) comment before we ever got it back into the garage. So, we’ll see."

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – Involved in a multi-car crash in Turn 2

WHAT HAPPENED FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE?
“I could see him (No. 95, Ty Dillon) smoking. Obviously oil was getting put down. I was just following the guys in front of me. The whole line of us kind of just moved up, so I just followed them. We all just kind of got stuck in his oil. The front guy slowed down and then the rest of us couldn’t get slowed down in time. Just kind of a chain reaction. I got shoved into the wall, no fault of the guy behind me, but it’s unfortunate."

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON GOING TO A BACK-UP CAR FOR TOMORROW’S DUEL RACE?
“It will be fine. You hate to wreck one in practice here because you kind of assume you are going to get some damage tomorrow. We will probably have to send down our Unlimited car now as a back-up for this one. But, they say the car that we will run in the Duels and hopefully the 500 is just about the same as this primary car that we had."

MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 83 Maxwell House Toyota Camry, BK Racing

How bad is your Camry after the accident?

“Yeah, the front end is bent a bit. I know the guys have got an excellent set of tools and I believe they can straighten it out – I hope so. I think our backup car is pretty much in a lot of pieces – it’d take a lot of Maxwell House coffee to get them through the night to fix that one up, so hopefully they can bend No. 83 A out and we’ll go again."

What did you see?

“I saw the 95 (Ty Dillon) or 59 smoke a little bit and Ryan (Newman) let off the gas and I let off and whoever was driving 35 (David Gilliland) must have not seen it and Ryan let off and I bumped him and then they bumped me and he got bump – it was just chain reaction. You’re going so fast and it happens so quickly that I didn’t have a chance not to bump into Ryan and I’m glad he didn’t hit anything and unfortunately I did. I had it cranked to the left trying to keep it off the outside wall, but that didn’t happen and we’ve got some damage, but hopefully the boys can get it turned up. I think that we’re going to have some fun in the Daytona 500."

Practice 3 Results

Pos. Car # Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Speed Time
1 *59 Michael McDowell Chevrolet Thrivent Financial / K-LOVE Radio 200.173 44.961
2 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 199.916 45.019
3 16 Greg Biffle Ford KFC Nashville Hot 199.619 45.086
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 199.252 45.169
5 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet GEICO 199.164 45.189
6 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak Antifreeze / Menards 199.124 45.198
7 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Nikko RC / Golden Corral 198.983 45.23
8 24 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts 198.286 45.389
9 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kroger/Scott Products 197.681 45.528
10 44 Brian Scott Ford Albertsons Co. / Shore Lodge 197.633 45.539
11 14 Brian Vickers Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 197.182 45.643
12 *98 Cole Whitt Toyota TBA 196.825 45.726
13 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 196.717 45.751
14 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 196.588 45.781
15 15 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 5-Hour Energy 196.575 45.784
16 *21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 196.408 45.823
17 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 196.386 45.828
18 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet Nature's Bakery 196.382 45.829
19 *35 David Gilliland Ford TBA 196.254 45.859
20 *26 Robert Richardson Toyota Stalk It 195.963 45.927
21 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 195.878 45.947
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Nationwide 195.771 45.972
23 38 Landon Cassill Ford Florida Lottery 195.559 46.022
24 34 Chris Buescher Ford Love's Travel Stops 195.52 46.031
25 *30 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing Cont. Inc 195.113 46.127
26 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 195.05 46.142
27 *93 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Dustless Blasting 194.519 46.268
28 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot Flying J 194.359 46.306
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's/Cessna 193.966 46.4
30 *40 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet CRC Brakleen 193.794 46.441
31 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 193.179 46.589
32 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet CAT 192.189 46.829
33 32 Bobby Labonte Ford Can – Am 190.977 47.126
34 95 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Cheerios 190.553 47.231
35 23 David Ragan Toyota Dr. Pepper 190.464 47.253
36 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 189.998 47.369

Practice 4 Results

Pos. Car # Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Speed Time
1 44 Brian Scott Ford Albertsons Co. / Shore Lodge 199.8 45.045
2 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 199.769 45.052
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 75 199.729 45.061
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 199.645 45.08
5 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak Antifreeze / Menards 199.601 45.09
6 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation / Monster Energy 199.19 45.183
7 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 198.992 45.228
8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 198.711 45.292
9 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Arris 198.706 45.293
10 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 198.68 45.299
11 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 198.675 45.3
12 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy John's 198.526 45.334
13 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kroger/Scott Products 198.351 45.374
14 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 197.937 45.469
15 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 197.416 45.589
16 24 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts 197.407 45.591
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Nationwide 197.239 45.63
18 14 Brian Vickers Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 197.023 45.68
19 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 195.346 46.072
20 *30 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing Cont. Inc 195.215 46.103
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's/Cessna 193.607 46.486
22 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 192.93 46.649
23 23 David Ragan Toyota Dr. Pepper 192.881 46.661
24 *21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 191.963 46.884
25 38 Landon Cassill Ford Florida Lottery 190.255 47.305
26 *26 Robert Richardson Toyota Stalk It 188.778 47.675
27 95 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Cheerios 0 0
28 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet Nature's Bakery 0 0
29 *40 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet CRC Brakleen 0 0
30 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet CAT 0 0
31 83 Michael Waltrip Toyota Maxwell House 0 0
32 *35 David Gilliland Ford TBA 0 0
33 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 0 0
34 34 Chris Buescher Ford Love's Travel Stops 0 0
35 *93 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Dustless Blasting 0 0
36 *98 Cole Whitt Toyota TBA 0 0

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