General Practice Notes : Chevy’s were the most represented make this session (Hendrick and RCR). They choose to practice as a group together in race situations. There were a few other drivers from lesser teams who ran with them at times (Cassill, Ragan, Almirola and Bayne).
Erik Jones – He missed this practice session so his team could work on repairs from the Duel 150. The damage is said to be cosmetic.
Ryan Blaney – Will be going to a backup car for the Daytona 500 after wrecking in his Duel race. Didn’t practice this session. Really liked his car in the Duels and said he learned a few things. Thinks they have a good direction to go in and their backup car is similar.
Paul Menard – Went to a backup car. Practiced this session driving with a group of Chevy’s.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Practiced leading a pack of Chevy’s early. Likes how his car sucks up behind other cars in the draft.