Michael McDowell tops second Daytona 500 practice

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Michael McDowell ensured a Ford sweep of today’s practices for the Daytona 500 by leading the second, afternoon session.

McDowell only ran 13 laps in his No. 95 Leavine Family Racing car, but his final lap of 199.322 miles per hour was enough to earn top honors.

Following McDowell in second was two-time 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, who topped out at 199.313 mph in 27 laps of work. Johnson was one of three Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the afternoon’s top-five speeds, as Kasey Kahne (199.080 … 5 laps run) and Jeff Gordon (199.058 … 5 laps run) were fourth and fifth-fastest, respectively.

500 rookie Ty Dillon, driving a Circle Sport/Richard Childress Racing entry, hit P3 with a lap of 199.300 mph.

Dillon’s RCR teammate, Ryan Newman, was one of two drivers to suffer notable setbacks this afternoon.

Newman lost a motor, and a resulting engine change not only puts him at the rear of the field for his Budweiser Duel qualifying race on Thursday but rules him ineligible to earn a front-row start for the 500 in tomorrow’s group qualifying (1:30 p.m. ET). Additionally, Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. had to deal with an oil leak, but won’t need an engine change himself.

500 practice officially resumes on Wednesday with a pair of sessions (2-2:45 p.m. and 3:15-3:55 p.m. ET).

Here’s the speed chart for Practice 2:

Daytona 500 Practice 2
Daytona International Speedway

1. Michael McDowell, 199.322 mph … 13 laps run
2. Jimmie Johnson, 199.313 … 27 laps run
3. Ty Dillon, 199.300 … 11 laps run
4. Kasey Kahne, 199.080 … 5 laps run
5. Jeff Gordon, 199.058 … 5 laps run
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 199.053 … 23 laps run
7. Paul Menard, 198.952 … 4 laps run
8. Martin Truex Jr., 198.597 … 3 laps run
9. Landon Cassill, 198.351 … 4 laps run
10. Brad Keselowski, 198.264 … 13 laps run
11. Alex Bowman, 198.247 … 11 laps run
12. Joey Logano, 198.203 … 22 laps run
13. A.J. Allmendinger, 198.199 … 4 laps run
14. Ryan Blaney, 198.186 … 13 laps run
15. Ryan Newman, 198.120 … 4 laps run
16. Denny Hamlin, 197.689 … 15 laps run
17. Casey Mears, 197.576 … 13 laps run
18. Brian Scott, 197.550 … 9 laps run
19. Austin Dillon, 197.533 … 5 laps run
20. J.J. Yeley, 195.916 … 9 laps run
21. Sam Hornish Jr., 195.682 … 4 laps run
22. Jeb Burton, 195.461 … 16 laps run
23. Justin Marks, 195.092 … 15 laps run
24. Mike Wallace, 195.067 … 9 laps run
25. Tony Stewart, 194.771 … 36 laps run
26. David Ragan, 194.708 … 11 laps run
27. Cole Whitt, 194.704 … 11 laps run
28. David Gilliland, 194.654 … 11 laps run
29. Bobby Labonte, 194.527 … 23 laps run
30. Greg Biffle, 194.275 … 21 laps run
31. Reed Sorenson, 193.903 … 9 laps run
32. Danica Patrick, 193.865 … 4 laps run
33. Kyle Busch, 193.561 … 20 laps run
34. Carl Edwards, 193.208 … 4 laps run
35. Kyle Larson, 192.976 … 20 laps run
36. Josh Wise, 192.827 … 6 laps run
37. Trevor Bayne, 192.674 … 7 laps run
38. Justin Allgaier, 192.649 … 14 laps run
39. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 192.542 … 23 laps run
40. Johnny Sauter, 192.320 … 15 laps run
41. Ron Hornaday Jr., 192.299 … 12 laps run
42. Michael Annett, 192.025 … 5 laps run