Gerhart, BKR duo top Daytona NNS, Truck practices
February 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Joe Gibbs Racing, Gerhart lead NNS practices, Reddick, Blaney fast in trucks
Nationwide Series practice (Get results)
Camping World Truck Series practice (Get results)
Reddick (190.090 mph) and Blaney (190.058 mph) each set the pace, as Ryan Truex (189.613 mph), Darrell Wallace Jr. (189.064 mph) and reigning series champion Matt Crafton (189.040 mph) rounded out the top five.
Jeb Burton, (188.553 mph) running in a third ThorSport entry for Daytona, was eighth in the No. 13 Toyota. Ben Kennedy, who took yesterday's practice, was 11th on the board at 188.265 mph. Former series champ Ron Hornaday Jr., running a Turner Scott Motorsports ride, was 12th at 188.037 mph.
Nationwide Series final practice (Get results)
Bobby Gerhart led a thinned out crowd in the final Nationwide Series practice at Daytona on Thursday.
Gerhart, who is fielding his own No. 85 entry and has 11 Nationwide starts since 2001, ran his fifth lap at a clip of 189.342 mph.
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Elliott Sadler, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were absent from the final practice after topping the leaderboard in the first session.
Camping World Truck Series final practice (Get results)
Blaney turned a lap of 190.775 mph in the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, edging Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch's No. 51 Toyota (190.468) atop the leaderboard. Defending series champion Matt Crafton was third-fastest with Ross Chastain and Jeb Burton completing the top five on the speed chart.
The 80-minute session was slowed for debris when the side window flew off Justin Jennings' No. 63 Chevrolet in the trioval. The window was hit by another truck and flew up and over the flagstand at the start-finish line, narrowly missing NASCAR flagman Rodney Wise, who ducked to avoid being hit.