XFINITY, Cup Practices Rain Shortened at Daytona

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier

While race teams had hoped to get time on the track, it wouldn’t be the case on Thursday as rain resulted in the cars staying in the garage for most of the day.

The XFINITY Series were able to get a 25 minute session in early in the afternoon, but saw the second session rained out completely.

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Meanwhile, the Sprint Cup Series were only able to get five minutes on-track, with only eight cars getting in a lap. Ricky Stenhouse was the best of the bunch that took the track in the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford, recording one timed lap at 191.014 mph.

NASCAR has added a Friday morning practice session for the Sprint Cup Series as a result to allow the teams to get some more laps prior to qualifying Friday evening and Saturday’s race. The XFINITY Series schedule remains untouched.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.