Cinderella stories: Six drivers race their way into 500 in Duel No. 1
FEB 19, 9:40p ET | Jay Pennell
Rotowire: Feb 14 / 12:56p ET
News: McDowell was fastest in second practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 199.322 mph.
Impact: The No. 95 Ford topped the scoring pylon in this second 115-minute session at Daytona. Speeds were down overall in this session as focused more on qualifying trim and getting the cars ready for Sunday's pole qualifying. McDowell edged Jimmie Johnson for the fastest lap of this session. The Leavine Family Racing driver failed to qualify for last season's Daytona 500, so it appears he's on track to makeup for that disappointment.