NSCS: Kurt Busch Paces First Sprint Unlimited Practice

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – official release – Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America photo –

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch kicked off the 2015 season as the fastest driver in opening practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET, FOX).

The No. 41 driver rounded the “World Center of Racing” at 200.749 mph, the only driver to clock a high speed over 200 mph.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the second-fastest speed (199.769 mph) in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion.

Completing the top five on the leaderboard were 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick (199.075 mph), Team Penske’s Joey Logano (197.928 mph) and Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne (197.824 mph), respectively.

The Sprint Cup Series is back on the track for its second practice session at 6:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1.

CREDIT: NASCAR.com

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