McDowell fastest in final Daytona practice

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McDowell fastest in final Daytona practice


McDowell fastest in final Daytona practice


Michael McDowell was fastest in Saturday’s final Daytona 500 practice with a lap of 191.440 mph (47.012 seconds).

The No. 34 Front Row Motorsports driver was one of just 20 to clock in a fast time during the 50-minute session. Most teams chose not to put additional mileage on their engines, instead focusing on final preparations for Sunday afternoon’s race.

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Ty Dillon was second quick at 191.432 mph with polesitter William Byron third quick at 191.339 mph. Completing the top five were Alex Bowman at 191.278 mph and Daniel Hemric at 190.921 mph.

Dillon ran just three laps and Byron four, both ending their session before it was 30 minutes old. Also wrapping up their day early were Bowman, Jamie McMurray, and JTG Daugherty Racing teammates Ryan Preece and Chris Buescher.

Filling out the practice top 10 were Joey Logano (190.371 mph), Jimmie Johnson (190.359 mph), Daniel Suarez (190.130 mph), McMurray (190.118 mph), and Brad Keselowski (190.006 mph).

Also participating in the session were the Stewart-Haas Racing Fords of Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Clint Bowyer, as well as both Roush Fenway Racing cars.

UP NEXT: The 61st annual Daytona 500 at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.

Final practice results