Erik Jones, Toyotas lead only Busch Clash practice at Daytona

Erik Jones led the way in the first and only practice session Saturday prior to Sunday’s Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

Erik Jones, Toyotas lead only Busch Clash practice at Daytona

Thanks to a four-car Toyota draft late in the 50-minute session, Jones ended up on top with an average lap speed of 199.756 mph.

Jones’ Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin, ended up second (199.734 mph) and Martin Truex Jr. was third (199.703 mph). Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 were Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola.

All 18 cars entered in Sunday’s non-points Busch Clash race took part with Blaney running the most laps (27).

There were no on-track incidents during the session.

Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 20 United States Erik Jones Toyota 10 45.055     199.756
2 11 United States Denny Hamlin Toyota 10 45.060 0.005 0.005 199.734
3 19 United States Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 9 45.067 0.012 0.007 199.703
4 18 United States Kyle Busch Toyota 10 45.080 0.025 0.013 199.645
5 12 United States Ryan Blaney Ford 27 45.302 0.247 0.222 198.667
6 2 United States Brad Keselowski Ford 18 45.330 0.275 0.028 198.544
7 22 United States Joey Logano Ford 21 45.338 0.283 0.008 198.509
8 4 United States Kevin Harvick Ford 26 45.354 0.299 0.016 198.439
9 14 United States Clint Bowyer Ford 21 45.409 0.354 0.055 198.199
10 10 United States Aric Almirola Ford 25 45.541 0.486 0.132 197.624
11 9 United States Chase Elliott Chevrolet 16 45.605 0.550 0.064 197.347
12 3 United States Austin Dillon Chevrolet 16 45.611 0.556 0.006 197.321
13 88 United States Alex Bowman Chevrolet 25 45.617 0.562 0.006 197.295
14 6 United States Ryan Newman Ford 9 45.694 0.639 0.077 196.962
15 1 United States Kurt Busch Chevrolet 17 45.864 0.809 0.170 196.232
16 24 United States William Byron Chevrolet 19 46.497 1.442 0.633 193.561
17 48 United States Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19 46.897 1.842 0.400 191.910
18 42 United States Kyle Larson Chevrolet 18 47.191 2.136 0.294 190.714

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