Brian Vickers has been cleared by doctors to drive after missing the final five races of last season because of a blood clot - the second time since 2010 a blood clot forced him out the car.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. clocked in 2/100ths of a second slower than teammate Chase Elliott and will line up on the outside of the front row for next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Tyler Dippel (No. 30 Tycar Ford) was at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Chase Elliott posted a lap of 46.663 and has locked down the pole for the Daytona 500.
Zane Smith (No. 43 Diamondback Towing Toyota) led the first practice for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Elliott Sadler posted the second fastest time in qualification for the Daytona 500 among non-chartered entrants and knows he will race next Sunday.
With a speed of 189.294 mph, Brendan Gaughan was fastest among non-chartered drivers and that means he will race in the Daytona 500 regardless of how he finishes in the qualification races.
Kurt Busch was the first driver to retire from the Advance Auto Parts Clash Sunday after contact from Jimmie Johnson.
Daniel Suarez survived his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start to finish eighth in the Advance Auto Parts Clash.
Chase Elliott kept his nose clean in Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash and finished seventh.
Brad Keselowski made contact with Denny Hamlin on the final lap of the Clash; he survived the incident to finish sixth.
Kevin Harvick finished fifth in Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts.