Saturday, February 10, 2018

Kyle Busch leads JGR charge in opening Daytona 500 practice

Kyle Busch led all drivers in Saturday’s opening Daytona 500 practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway, circling the track at 199.743 mph in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Busch led all four JGR drivers, who all finished in the top five: Denny Hamlin was second-fastest in the No. 11 Toyota at 199.623 mph, Daniel Suarez was third in the No. 19 Toyota at 199.610 and Erik Jones was fourth in the No. 20 Toyota at 199.517 mph.
Austin Dillon was fifth-fastest in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at 197.278 mph.
The red flag came out for 16 minutes of the 50-minute practice session as NASCAR officials worked to clean fluid on the track.
Monster Energy Series cars return to the track at 3:05 p.m. ET (FS1) for the final practice before Sunday’s Daytona 500 qualifying.

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