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Final Daytona 500 practice led by David Gilliland

Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:33 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2012 12:33 pm
By Pete Pistone


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Gilliland led the way in Saturday’s final tune-up for the Daytona 500.

The Front Row Motorsports driver kept Ford on top of the speed charts as the manufacturer has been in practice all week with a speed of 200.138 mph. 

Last year’s Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was second quick at 200.129 mph. 

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five. 

The session saw 36 drivers take laps on a cool and windy afternoon with temperatures twenty degrees less than Friday’s pair of practices.

Daytona Speedweeks
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