McMurray Fast in Daytona Sprint Cup Happy Hour
Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:40

Two-time Daytona winner Jamie McMurray paced Sprint Cup Happy Hour Thursday evening at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 197.837 mph in the No. 1 Earnhardt-Ganassi Chevrolet.

Michael Waltrip's lap of 197.733 mph was second quick in the final practice that saw a significant reduction in speed from the opening session earlier in the day.

Kurt Busch (197.459 mph), Travis Kvapil (197.425 mph) and Aric Almirola (197.416 mph) completed the top-five.

Aric Almirola posted a fast lap of 201.961 mph during the afternoon practice with Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon all breaking the 200 mph barrier.

Sprint Cup qualifying begins at 4:10 p.m. Friday. Saturday's Coke Zero 400 is scheduled to go green at 7:45 p.m.