DAYTONA 500 PRACTICE FIVE SPEEDS
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Teams changed engines after Thursday's Duel at Daytona qualifying races and had their first chance to hit teh track for practice Friday morning.
However only 16 drivers took advantage of the opportunity and Carl Edwards led the way.
With several teams opting to sit out the day's first of two practice sessions choosing to not risk damage to their Daytona 500 cars, Edwards continued the Ford dominance of Speedweeks with a fast lap of 198.671 mph. Ford has led all five Daytona 500 practices so far this week.
Richard Petty Motorsports teammates Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose were next on the list with Juan Pablo Montoya - in a back-up car after wrecking his primary mount in Thursday's qualifying race - and Greg Biffle rounding out the top five.
The day's final practice session is set for early Friday afternoon.