Earnhardt, Jr., Logano Fastest In Daytona 500 practice

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Joey Logano logged the fastest laps in Saturday's opening practice sessions leading up to Sunday's qualifying for the Daytona 500.

Earnhardt, Jr. posted the fastest lap in the first session with a lap of 194.116 mph. All 44 cars on the entry list took to the track, with most making single-car runs to shake down their setups for qualifying. Logano ran the second fastest lap, followed by Matt Kenseth, Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne.

Logano led the second practice session with Penske teammate Brad Keselowski following with the second-fastest lap. Penske development driver Ryan Blaney was third fastest driving for the Wood Brothers, who share a technical alliance with Penske. Kurt Busch was fourth followed by defending Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch.

Qualifying is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 pm

Practice 1 results

Pos Car Driver Speed
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 194.116
2 22 Joey Logano
193.853
3 20 Matt Kenseth
193.782
4 24 Chase Elliott
193.586
5 5 Kasey Kahne
193.582
6 2 Brad Keselowski
193.436
7 16 Greg Biffle
193.407
8 41 Kurt Busch
193.220
9 19 Carl Edwards
193.199
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 193.100
11 18 Kyle Busch
193.087
12 6 Trevor Bayne
192.963
13 21 Ryan Blaney
192.914
14 3 Austin Dillon
192.810
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 192.786
16 11 Denny Hamlin
192.686
17 14 Brian Vickers
192.666
18 31 Ryan Newman
192.629
19 48 Jimmie Johnson
192.583
20 95 Ty Dillon(i) 192.546
21 1 Jamie McMurray
192.439
22 13 Casey Mears
192.341
23 4 Kevin Harvick
192.160
24 7 Regan Smith
192.111
25 44 Brian Scott
191.971
26 27 Paul Menard
191.894
27 42 Kyle Larson
191.873
28 43 Aric Almirola
191.714
29 93 Matt DiBenedetto
191.392
30 83 Michael Waltrip
191.347
31 10 Danica Patrick
191.091
32 59 Michael McDowell
190.977
33 47 AJ Allmendinger
190.730
34 34 Chris Buescher
190.694
35 38 Landon Cassill
190.484
36 46 Michael Annett
190.440
37 15 Clint Bowyer
189.314
38 23 David Ragan
189.024
39 32 Bobby Labonte
188.945
40 98 Cole Whitt
188.636
41 35 David Gilliland
188.017
42 26 Robert Richardson Jr. 187.786
43 30 Josh Wise
186.474
44 40 Reed Sorenson
186.185

Practice 2 results

Pos Car Driver Speed
1 22 Joey Logano
195.933
2 2 Brad Keselowski
195.848
3 *21 Ryan Blaney
195.797
4 41 Kurt Busch
194.877
5 18 Kyle Busch
194.696
6 20 Matt Kenseth
194.338
7 4 Kevin Harvick
194.045
8 24 Chase Elliott
193.995
9 19 Carl Edwards
193.986
10 16 Greg Biffle
193.907
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 193.823
12 13 Casey Mears
193.753
13 48 Jimmie Johnson
193.519
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 193.473
15 3 Austin Dillon
193.166
16 31 Ryan Newman
193.083
17 44 Brian Scott
192.976
18 95 Ty Dillon
192.918
19 14 Brian Vickers
192.802
20 27 Paul Menard
192.790
21 6 Trevor Bayne
192.777
22 10 Danica Patrick
192.468
23 42 Kyle Larson
192.394
24 5 Kasey Kahne
192.312
25 43 Aric Almirola
192.246
26 1 Jamie McMurray
192.094
27 93 Matt DiBenedetto
192.086
28 83 Michael Waltrip
191.697
29 7 Regan Smith
191.587
30 46 Michael Annett
191.510
31 59 Michael McDowell
191.371
32 47 AJ Allmendinger
191.217
33 34 Chris Buescher
190.965
34 15 Clint Bowyer
190.609
35 38 Landon Cassill
190.215
36 32 Bobby Labonte
189.609
37 98 Cole Whitt
189.056
38 35 David Gilliland
188.659
39 26 Robert Richardson Jr. 188.656
40 23 David Ragan
188.608
41 40 Reed Sorenson
187.021
42 30 Josh Wise
186.227

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