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Daytona 500 Practice Results: February 8, 2020 (NASCAR Cup Series) - Racing News

NASCAR practice results from Daytona International Speedway

Next up, Daytona International Speedway puts the entire field on the track for the first time in 2020. It’s the opening round of Daytona 500 practice for the NASCAR Cup Series.

View full 2020 Daytona 500 practice results below.

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This is a qualifying practice session. It’s one of two sessions scheduled ahead of tomorrow’s Daytona 500 qualifying session.

However, there are no practice session between qualifying and the duels. So, some teams will be working on race trim.

Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick will all be making their debut as full-time drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series. Bell will be making his first Cup start at Daytona.

42 cars have unloaded in the garage area.

Daytona 500

Practice – Report

Duration: 50 minutes

The green is out on the session.

5 minutes in, Erik Jones sits at the top of the board. He led Clash practice earlier.

30 minutes remain, Joe Gibbs Racing and a few others have hit the track and lined up nose to tail. All 7 of these cars are about to jump to the top of the board.

In fact they do, Denny Hamlin to the top.

Ross Chastain has an issue during his run. Light smoke flies out of the rear deck lid. He heads to the garage.

Halfway in Daytona practice

Halfway in Daytona Practice: 1. Denny Hamlin (202.65 mph); 2. Erik Jones (202.52 mph); 3. Ty Dillon (202.38 mph); 4. Martin Truex Jr (202.38 mph); 5. Kyle Busch (202.19 mph); 6. Daniel Suarez (202.12 mph); 7. Christopher Bell (202.05 mph); 8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr (201.97 mph); 9. Jimmie Johnson (194.19 mph); 10. Aric Almirola (193.89 mph);

Ty Dillon is at the tail of the Toyota line. He jumps to the top of the board. All of these cars are in race trim.

Kyle Busch makes an aggressive move on his teammate Denny Hamlin. Busch pulled out of line, dumped air on the left side rear spoiler on Hamlin car and he drove by. Busch pulled out of line in the corner to make it happen. He completed the pass without help.

16 minutes remain, Denny Hamlin is all over the bumper of Suarez off turn four. Suarez is all over the steering wheel and the hand is out the window in no time.

“If I didn’t put my hand out the window, he was going to spin me out. If that’s going to be the way we’re going to race…,” Suarez radio.

“That’s Hamlin for ya,” the Suarez crew responds.

10 minutes remain, a large group have formed on the track. 11 cars run two by two. As they begin to dice and run three wide, Dillon remains at the top of the board.

Ty Dillon wins the opening round of Daytona 500 race. But, it’s still more than a week before the green flag drops on the race.

View full 2020 Daytona practice results below.


Daytona 500

Practice Results

February 8, 2020

Session Start: 1:30pm

Pos | Driver | Best Time

1. Ty Dillon

44.206

2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

33.293

3. Denny Hamlin

44.404

4. Erik Jones

44.439

5. Martin Truex Jr

44.471

6. Christopher Bell

44.490

7. Kyle Busch

44.513

8. Daniel Suarez

44.521

9. David Ragan

44.533

10. Matt DiBenedetto

44.576

11. Chris Buescher

44.739

12. Aric Almirola

44.806

13. Cole Custer

44.878

14. Clint Bowyer

45.030

15. Michael McDowell

45.158

16. John Hunter Nemechek

45.160

17. Ryan Newman

45.277

18. Bubba Wallace

45.290

19. Brennan Poole

45.364

20. Corey LaJoie

45.380

21. Brad Keselowski

45.628

22. JJ Yeley

45.786

23. Chase Elliott

45.868

24. Jimmie Johnson

46.056

25. Alex Bowman

46.155

26. Quin Houff

46.190

27. Tyler Reddick

46.428

28. Ryan Preece

46.449

29. Kevin Harvick

46.585

30. William Byron

46.649

31. Joey Logano

46.657

32. Kyle Larson

46.674

33. Brendan Gaughan

46.814

34. Kurt Busch

46.829

35. Ryan Blaney

46.958

36. Austin Dillon

47.190

37. Ross Chastain

47.215

38. BJ McLeod

47.324

39. Joey Gase

47.475

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