DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell posted the fastest lap in the first of two Cup practice sessions Tuesday night at Daytona International Speedway.
McDowell topped the field with a lap of 192.736 mph around the 2.5-mile speedway for Front Row Motorsports. Top speeds came in drafts, as teams ran in small packs during the 50-minute session. Fords took the top five spots.
Cars went out in small packs within the same manufacturer. All 42 cars were on track.
The second practice goes from 6:35 – 7:25 p.m. ET.