Everything you need to know about Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway in three minutes.
Three things to watch
• Tony Stewart won the dubious honor of being the first NASCAR driver called to the hauler this season. Shortly after taking to the track in Friday’s first practice, NASCAR officials called Stewart and his crew chief, Chad Johnston, to the hauler because Stewart had failed to get officially weighed in prior to the practice. A driver’s weight is used to determine how much extra ballast can be put in a car to reach minimum weight.
• Ryan Newman ran 11 laps in the first practice session on Friday and was the first driver in street clothes to leave the track, opting not to run in the second practice session. Matt Kenseth was a close second.
• The season opener of the Automobile Racing Club of America will take place Saturday prior to NASCAR’s unofficial season opener. Mark Thompson won the pole for the race during group qualifying on Friday. Cody Coughlin will start second and Tom Hessert third.
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He said it
“It’s just practice.” – Clint Bowyer on running in the Unlimited