Wallace fastest in second Daytona 500 practice; Keselowski wrecks

Jim Utter

About eight minutes into the session, Keselowski side-swiped a fence barricade by the exit gate of the garage and did extensive damage to the right-side of his No. 2 Ford. Keselowski said he was caught off-guard by a car slowing in front of him.

Keselowski never completed a lap in the session before bringing his No. 2 car back to the garage, where his team worked feverishly on repairing it so he did not have to move to a backup car.

Wallace ended up leading the session with a lap at 196.172 mph. Cole Custer was second (196.108 mph) and John Hunter Nemechek was third (196.039 mph). Alex Bowman was fourth and Jimmie Johnson completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 speeds were Chase Elliott, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher and Clint Bowyer.

Although there were some cars drafting, more drivers elected to do single-car runs in the second session in preparation for Sunday’s qualifying.

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Cla # Driver   Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 43 United States Darrell Wallace Jr.   Chevrolet 7 45.878     196.172
2 41 United States Cole Custer   Ford 6 45.893 0.015 0.015 196.108
3 38 United States John Hunter Nemechek   Ford 9 45.909 0.031 0.016 196.040
4 88 United States Alex Bowman   Chevrolet 13 46.133 0.255 0.224 195.088
5 48 United States Jimmie Johnson   Chevrolet 1 46.193 0.315 0.060 194.835
6 9 United States Chase Elliott   Chevrolet 3 46.316 0.438 0.123 194.317
7 24 United States William Byron   Chevrolet 3 46.332 0.454 0.016 194.250
8 11 United States Denny Hamlin   Toyota 3 46.356 0.478 0.024 194.150
9 47 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr.   Chevrolet 2 46.362 0.484 0.006 194.124
10 14 United States Clint Bowyer   Ford 5 46.431 0.553 0.069 193.836
11 8 United States Tyler Reddick   Chevrolet 7 46.476 0.598 0.045 193.648
12 4 United States Kevin Harvick   Ford 3 46.507 0.629 0.031 193.519
13 95 United States Christopher Bell   Toyota 5 46.508 0.630 0.001 193.515
14 18 United States Kyle Busch   Toyota 3 46.515 0.637 0.007 193.486
15 20 United States Erik Jones   Toyota 5 46.547 0.669 0.032 193.353
16 10 United States Aric Almirola   Ford 3 46.592 0.714 0.045 193.166
17 19 United States Martin Truex Jr.   Toyota 6 46.646 0.768 0.054 192.943
18 21 United States Matt DiBenedetto   Ford 3 46.697 0.819 0.051 192.732
19 1 United States Kurt Busch   Chevrolet 3 46.752 0.874 0.055 192.505
20 34 United States Michael McDowell   Ford 5 46.784 0.906 0.032 192.373
21 6 United States Ryan Newman   Ford 5 46.789 0.911 0.005 192.353
22 37 United States Ryan Preece   Chevrolet 5 46.906 1.028 0.117 191.873
23 17 United States Chris Buescher   Ford 5 46.909 1.031 0.003 191.861
24 13 United States Ty Dillon   Chevrolet 3 46.938 1.060 0.029 191.742
25 22 United States Joey Logano   Ford 7 46.942 1.064 0.004 191.726
26 42 United States Kyle Larson   Chevrolet 15 47.121 1.243 0.179 190.998
27 62 United States Brendan Gaughan   Chevrolet 3 47.121 1.243 0.000 190.998
28 16 United States Justin Haley   Chevrolet 3 47.142 1.264 0.021 190.913
29 36 United States David Ragan   Ford 3 47.217 1.339 0.075 190.609
30 27 United States Reed Sorenson   Chevrolet 3 47.259 1.381 0.042 190.440
31 77 United States Ross Chastain   Chevrolet 6 47.299 1.421 0.040 190.279
32 12 United States Ryan Blaney   Ford 9 47.305 1.427 0.006 190.255
33 3 United States Austin Dillon   Chevrolet 9 47.353 1.475 0.048 190.062
34 66 United States Timmy Hill   Ford 7 47.653 1.775 0.300 188.865
35 49 United States Chad Finchum   Toyota 7 47.673 1.795 0.020 188.786
36 32 United States Corey Lajoie   Ford 5 48.058 2.180 0.385 187.274
37 96 Mexico Daniel Suarez   Toyota 3 48.319 2.441 0.261 186.262
38 00 United States Quin Houff   Chevrolet 3 48.836 2.958 0.517 184.290
39 52 United States B.J. McLeod   Ford 2 48.985 3.107 0.149 183.730
40 51 United States Joey Gase   Chevrolet 2 49.107 3.229 0.122 183.273
41 54 United States J.J. Yeley   Ford 1 50.082 4.204 0.975 179.705
42 2 United States Brad Keselowski   Ford