Sadler tops times in practice 2

Elliott Sadler was fastest in the final free practice session of the Daytona 500 before Budweiser Pole Qualifying tomorrow, however the session was curtailed half an hour early due to rain

Sadler tops times in practice 2

Sadler completed just two laps in the session to record the fastest speed on the day in his M&M's Ford Fusion, with a lap of 184.454mph. He finished ahead just under one mph quicker than Jeff Gordon, who finished second for the second successive free practice session.

Bill Elliott finished third fastest, ahead of Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson.

The drivers had been in the middle of their qualifying simulation runs when the session was stopped.

However, not all drivers completed a run in the shortened practice. This is because of a gentlemen's agreement, which saw all drivers lined-up patiently in the pitlane, staying there while just one car was on track, to guarantee this car has an undisturbed practice run.

However, after an hour of the session had elapsed, the red flag was flown for debris after Kurt Busch hit what appeared to be a big piece of cardboard on the backstretch. The session was then stopped altogether, after the rain fell more heavily during that red flag break.

The rain currently shows no signs of abating, which could threaten the scheduled running of this evening's non-championship Budweiser Shootout race.

Daytona 500 Practice 2 results:

Pos Driver Make Speed 1. Elliott Sadler Ford 188.454 2. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 187.594 3. Bill Elliott Chevrolet 187.504 4. Dale Jarrett Ford 187.414 5. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 187.332 6. Sterling Marlin Chevrolet 187.137 7. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 186.699 8. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 186.645 9. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 186.532 10. Kurt Busch Dodge 186.498 11. Matt Kenseth Ford 186.459 12. Jamie McMurray Ford 186.359 13. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 186.278 14. Carl Edwards Ford 186.258 15. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 186.124 16. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 186.120 17. Scott Riggs Dodge 186.070 18. J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 186.062 19. Jeff Green Chevrolet 186.050 20. Kenny Wallace Chevrolet 185.916 21. Bobby Labonte Dodge 185.858 22. David Stremme Dodge 185.682 23. Greg Biffle Ford 185.571 24. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 185.567 25. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 185.426 26. Mark Martin Ford 185.334 27. Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 185.292 28. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 185.223 29. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 185.181 30. Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.086 31. Kevin Lepage Ford 185.059 32. Kasey Kahne Dodge 184.699 33. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 184.532 34. Hermie Sadler Ford 184.468 35. Casey Mears Dodge 184.441 36. Kirk Shelmerdine Chevrolet 184.200 37. Ken Schrader Ford 184.030 38. Paul Menard Chevrolet 184.008 39. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 183.902 40. Larry Foyt Dodge 183.584 41. Dave Blaney Dodge 183.262 42. Randy LaJoie Chevrolet 183.050 43. Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 182.979 44. Mike Skinner Dodge 182.927 45. Michael Waltrip Dodge 182.908 46. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 182.571 47. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 182.205 48. Chad Chaffin Chevrolet 182.194 49. Derrike Cope Dodge 182.061 50. Mike Wallace Dodge 181.899 51. Brent Sherman Dodge 181.569 52. Larry Gunselman Dodge 181.006 53. Chad Blount Dodge 180.665 54. Carl Long Ford 175.774 
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