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Denny Hamlin leads squadron of Toyotas in Daytona 500 practice

It didn't take long for Denny Hamlin's new crew to notch a win as Hamlin was victorious in the Sprint Unlimited race. Steve Letarte discusses the importance of quickly establishing a cohesive relationship.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Denny Hamlin led a fleet of five Toyota to the top of the speed chart in the second Sprint Cup practice Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota was fastest at 199.658 mph, followed by the Camrys of Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth.

Truex and Kenseth both were in backup cars after crashing on the last lap of Thursday’s second Can-Am Duel qualifying race.

A total of 31 drivers made laps in the session.

Final practice for Sunday’s 58th running of the Daytona 500 will take place at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

Practice 7 Cup speeds