NSCS: Gordon Tops Final Sprint Unlimited Practice Session

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Veteran and four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon topped the final practice session for the annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET, FOX).

The Hendrick Motorsports driver wheeled his No. 24 Chevrolet SS around the Florida oval at a high speed of 196.764 mph.

Denny Hamlin clocked the second-fastest time, rounding the “World Center of Racing” at 196.524 mph in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry.

Rounding out the top five were Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch (196.202 mph), Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. (196.168 mph) and Richard Petty Motorsports’ Aric Almirola (196.113 mph), respectively.

Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion, came is as eighth-fastest, posting a top speed of 192.526 mph in preparation for the invitation-only exhibition event.

Several Sprint Cup drivers, including Jamie McMurray, used the final session to practice pit stops under the new pit road guidelines.

Eleven of the 25 Sprint Unlimited drivers did not participate in the final practice session.

The Sprint Unlimited race begins on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX.


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