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NSCS: Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick Wreck in Practice as Kyle Busch Tops Chart

A few minutes into the first practice, contact would happen between Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick, sending Patrick into Michael Annett, while collecting Jeb Burton in the process.

After finishing eighth in last year’s Daytona 500, Patrick will go to a back-up car and start at the back of her Budweiser Duel on Thursday evening.

““It’s unfortunate,” she commented. “I know it was a car. I know it was a good coming from the shop. And with this new format that we have with qualifying and the race and everything, we knew we were going to have to race hard through the Duels anyway. That’s not going to change. It just makes extra work for everybody having to get everything ready with the other car. Hopefully we’ll get out soon and we’ll go make sure everything is all right and we’ll make sure it’s good on time.”

Patrick is hoping her team can get the car out there during today’s second practice session.

“We probably won’t get through our list of things that we wanted to try to make sure on single car runs that we were getting the most speed out of it,” she added. “But, at the end of the day when you’re in a pack, you see cars with damage all over the place and they manage to hang on just fine. So, we’ve just got to make sure everything is okay to roll for tomorrow.”

 

Meanwhile, Annett will be running Justin Allgaier’s backup car for the Budweiser Duels as he enters his first weekend with HScott Motorsports. Annett ran the full schedule last year for Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Hamlin would escape the wreck undamaged, though is already starting at the back of his Duel due to failing post-qualifying technical inspection.

“”I went through the middle and it was really wide – it just closed as soon as I had already got inside of her (Danica Patrick) and the lane closed,” Hamlin. “It knocked me into the 13 (Casey Mears) and we had some attrition after that.

“It’s nothing that we have to go to a backup car for, but it messed up other cars. That’s the tough part about it. You always have to give a little bit extra room in practice. There’s typically not a whole lot of blocking in practice and things like that – that you’ll see in the race. Also, you do have to go three-wide in those situations because you have to figure out what your car is going to do. That’s just a miscalculation one way or another on one of our parts. Unfortunately some cars got torn up.”

Burton is going to a backup as he enters his first year in the Sprint Cup Series driving for BK Racing. Kyle Larson would catch some front end damage with his trip through the grass, but will not go to a backup as his team makes repairs.

Kyle Busch would top the session aboard his No. 18 M&Ms Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, ahead of Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson. Johnson is locked into the second starting spot for the Daytona 500 – as long as he escapes having to go to a back-up – virtue of qualifying on Sunday. Trevor Bayne was third quickest, followed by Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman.

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Crispy Toyota 44.826 200.776 17 24 —.— —.—
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 44.881 200.53 5 21 -0.055 -0.055
3 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 44.988 200.053 8 17 -0.162 -0.107
4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 45.032 199.858 5 16 -0.206 -0.044
5 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 45.08 199.645 19 23 -0.254 -0.048
6 62 Brian Scott(i) Shore Lodge Chevrolet 45.101 199.552 9 17 -0.275 -0.021
7 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 45.127 199.437 5 20 -0.301 -0.026
8 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 45.155 199.313 12 13 -0.329 -0.028
9 55 Michael Waltrip Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 45.189 199.164 12 12 -0.363 -0.034
10 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops Ford 45.192 199.15 12 12 -0.366 -0.003
11 34 David Ragan Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford 45.193 199.146 8 12 -0.367 -0.001
12 29 Justin Marks(i) American Born Moonshine Toyota 45.244 198.921 12 17 -0.418 -0.051
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 45.256 198.869 18 19 -0.43 -0.012
14 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 45.294 198.702 5 26 -0.468 -0.038
15 19 Carl Edwards Arris Toyota 45.298 198.684 5 13 -0.472 -0.004
16 27 Paul Menard Peak/Menards Chevrolet 45.394 198.264 12 14 -0.568 -0.096
17 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 45.425 198.129 3 9 -0.599 -0.031
18 98 Josh Wise Phoenix Construction/Curb Records Ford 45.461 197.972 11 12 -0.635 -0.036
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 45.471 197.928 12 16 -0.645 -0.01
20 33 Ty Dillon(i) Cheerios/Kroger Chevrolet 45.525 197.694 3 16 -0.699 -0.054
21 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 45.532 197.663 3 13 -0.706 -0.007
22 40 Landon Cassill CarsForSale.com Chevrolet 45.72 196.85 4 9 -0.894 -0.188
23 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 45.769 196.64 5 10 -0.943 -0.049
24 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 45.814 196.447 6 6 -0.988 -0.045
25 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 46.027 195.537 3 8 -1.201 -0.213
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Twisted Tea Ford 46.036 195.499 1 11 -1.21 -0.009
27 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 46.053 195.427 3 8 -1.227 -0.017
28 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford 46.163 194.961 2 10 -1.337 -0.11
29 26 Jeb Burton LiveDeal.com Download the App Toyota 46.209 194.767 1 1 -1.383 -0.046
30 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 46.216 194.738 1 1 -1.39 -0.007
31 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 46.275 194.489 14 16 -1.449 -0.059
32 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 46.326 194.275 1 1 -1.5 -0.051
33 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 46.399 193.97 5 15 -1.573 -0.073
34 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 46.552 193.332 14 14 -1.726 -0.153
35 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 46.584 193.199 1 5 -1.758 -0.032
36 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet 46.711 192.674 6 9 -1.885 -0.127
37 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/USO Chevrolet 46.756 192.489 9 11 -1.93 -0.045
38 7 Alex Bowman Toy State/Nikko Chevrolet 46.756 192.489 2 2 -1.93 0
39 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 46.85 192.102 7 8 -2.024 -0.094
40 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 46.853 192.09 1 1 -2.027 -0.003
41 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 46.964 191.636 11 11 -2.138 -0.111
42 35 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Ford 47.033 191.355 7 7 -2.207 -0.069
43 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet 47.641 188.913 5 5 -2.815 -0.608
44 32 Bobby Labonte C & J Energy Services Ford 0 0 0 0 0 0

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