10 drivers top 200 mph in opening Cup practice at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Clint Bowyer paced the opening Cup practice Thursday at Daytona International Speedway with a lap of 200.799 mph.

Bowyer was one of 10 drivers to top 200 mph in the session. Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola was second on the speed chart with a lap of 200.691 mph. He was followed by Brad Keselowski (200.553 mph), Joey Logano (200.539) and Ryan Blaney ((200.530).

Kurt Busch was next at 200.521 mph and Kevin Harvick was seventh at 200.503 mph, as Fords took the top seven spots.

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There were no incidents in the 50-minute session.

Alex Bowman ran the most laps in the session at 36.

Final practice was canceled because of rain. No cars turned a lap at speed.