So much for practice. The majority of NASCAR teams continued to shun the opportunity to further prepare for the Daytona 500 on Friday, sitting out the second of two practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
Just as in the first practice, only 12 cars recorded laps in practice No. 2 – led by the Hendrick Motorsports tandem of Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson (196.8 mph).
The Red Bull Racing pairing of Kasey Kahne/Brian Vickers was next, followed by Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle/Matt Kenseth.
Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott and David Ragan were the only other cars to take laps.
Why didn't teams practice today at Daytona? Because they didn't think it was worth the risk to wreck their Daytona 500 car.
Final practice for the Daytona 500 takes place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. It will be a 90-minute session.