Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. failed to clear pre-qualification inspection and did not get a chance to post a lap. This means he will start his Can-Am Duel in Daytona in the back of the pack.
Matt DiBenedetto will race in the Daytona 500. He posted the second fastest time among the Open drivers behind Ryan Blaney. His speed of 192.686 put him 26th on the chart and narrowly beat Michael McDowell.
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed.
Kyle Larson was one of only two drivers who made it to the checkered flag in the Sprint Unlimited without significant damage. He finished the event fourth.
Defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano finished second in the Sprint Unlimited, which seems to show he is going to pick up where he left off last year.
A multi-car accident on the white flag lap ended the Sprint Unlimited. Denny Hamlin was leading at the time and won the exhibition race.
Jamie McMurray bump-drafted Kasey Kahne into a spin late in the Sprint Unlimited. Kahne collected AJ Allmendinger in the crash.
Jimmie Johnson got a little bump from Paul Menard on lap 45 of the Sprint Unlimited. That pushed him into Casey Mears and ultimately caused the No. 48 to spin.
A multi-car accident triggered when Brian Vickers cut a tire marred the early stages of the Sprint Unlimited. When he came across the track, he collected Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle.
Brian Vickers’ crew chief has said that even though Brian Vickers has not been in a restrictor-plate superspeedway race since 2014.
Penske Racing had an ace up their sleeve at the end of the final practice before Sunday’s pole qualification. Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Blaney ran in tandem to give them a faster speed than anyone who ran single runs.