Earnhardt Fast In Practice; Calls Car A Winner
Dale Earnhardt Jr. got off to a fast start in Daytona on Friday. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick led the two practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Sprint Cup Series race
In the first of two practices, Earnhardt posted the day’s fastest lap of 202.284 miles per hour (44.492 seconds) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, driving the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet. Earnhardt won the Coke Zero 400 in 2001 and has 15 victories at Daytona overall.
“We have a very fast car … a winning car,” Earnhardt said.
Patrick – the 2013 polesitter for the Daytona 500 – led the second session chart at 198.133 (45.424), driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet.
Early in the first practice there was an 11-car incident, including cars driven by former Coke Zero 400 champions Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray and Greg Read the full story »