Joey Logano leads final practice for the 62nd running of the Daytona 500

Logano leads bunch of dominating Fords
Logano leads bunch of dominating Fords

Joey Logano led final practice in the NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Logano, the 2015 Daytona 500 winner, wheeled his No. 22 Team Penske Ford around the 2.5-mile superspeedway at a top speed of 200.517 mph.

Logano was the fastest of eight Fords at the top of the speed chart with Kevin Harvick, in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, coming in second at 200.512 mph. Brad Keselowski was third in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford at 200.499 mph.

Clint Bowyer, in the No. 14 SHR Ford, and Cole Custer, in the No. 41 SHR Ford, rounded out to the top five. Other Fords among that top group included Aric Almirola, David Ragan and Michael McDowell.

William Byron was the top Chevrolet in ninth place at 198.754 mph. Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top 10 in the No. 62 Chevrolet at 198.548 mph.

The Toyota group opted to bypass final practice as all of those manufacturer’s cars stayed in the garage.

Final Practice Results

Pos No. Driver Team Time Speed Fastest
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 44.884 200.517 —.—
2 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light #PIT4BUSCH Ford 44.885 200.512 -0.001
3 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 44.888 200.499 -0.004
4 14 Clint Bowyer Rush/Mobil 1 Ford 44.895 200.468 -0.011
5 41 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford 44.906 200.419 -0.022
6 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 44.916 200.374 -0.032
7 36 David Ragan Select Blinds Ford 45.094 199.583 -0.21
8 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 45.143 199.366 -0.259
9 24 William Byron Axalta 'Color of the Year' Chevrolet 45.282 198.754 -0.398
10 *62 Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Motorsports/South Chevrolet 45.329 198.548 -0.445
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet 45.331 198.54 -0.447
12 32 Corey LaJoie RagingBull.com Ford 45.382 198.317 -0.498
13 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 45.382 198.317 -0.498
14 0 Quin Houff # Jacob Construction Chevrolet 46.206 194.78 -1.322
15 88 Alex Bowman Valvoline Chevrolet 46.833 192.172 -1.949
16 8 Tyler Reddick # Caterpillar Chevrolet 47.006 191.465 -2.122
17 *66 Timmy Hill(i) RoofClaim.com/VSI Racing Ford 47.077 191.176 -2.193
18 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Peak Ford 47.147 190.892 -2.263
19 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 47.213 190.625 -2.329
20 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 47.221 190.593 -2.337
21 1 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet 47.221 190.593 -2.337
22 38 John Hunter Nemechek # Citgard Ford 47.246 190.492 -2.362
23 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 47.251 190.472 -2.367
24 37 Ryan Preece Cottonelle Chevrolet 47.258 190.444 -2.374
25 77 Ross Chastain(i) AdventHealth Chevrolet 47.807 188.257 -2.923
26 52 BJ McLeod(i) Ford 48.762 184.57 -3.878

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