Kyle Busch led a Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut in Friday’s first of two Cup practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch paced the 40-car field with a top speed of 200.285 mph, followed by JGR teammates Martin Truex Jr. (200.200) in second, Erik Jones in fourth (200.156) and Denny Hamlin was seventh-fastest (200.044). Ryan Preece was third-fastest in a Chevrolet at 200.169 mph, while Ryan Newman rounded out the top five at 200.093 mph.
The second Cup practice session of the day is scheduled later this afternoon at 3:05-3:55 p.m. ET.