Daytona International Speedway: Firecracker 250


Race 16 of 33: Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway

Weather: Partly cloudy; 90 degrees

Qualifying Info: Friday, July 5, 3:35 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Race Info: Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

First Practice Results:

Michael Annett: 8th

Justin Allgaier: 6th

Sheldon Creed: 10th

Noah Gragson: 4th


Michael Annett, driver No. 1 Pilot Flying J team

“Our Pilot Flying J Chevy drove great in practice and handled really well inside the draft. Travis Mack (crew chief) and the guys have been preparing fast Camaros every week and we’ve been in contention. Our goal tomorrow night is to go for the Daytona sweep and get this thing back to Victory Lane.”

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Vannoy Construction team

“Jason Burdett (crew chief) and this Vannoy Construction team brought a hot rod this weekend. Our No. 7 Camaro handled well in practice and we were able to work with our teammates some. I’m excited for tomorrow night. Hopefully we can get keep our car out of trouble and get a solid finish.”

Sheldon Creed, driver No. 8 Drivers Edge Development / Chevrolet Accessories team

“I definitely feel like I learned a lot today out there drafting with my teammates in the pack. Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) has brought a great Chevrolet Accessories / Drivers Edge Development Chevy here and I am really excited to get out there tomorrow night and see what can do in the race. Hopefully we can avoid any trouble and come home with a really good finish.”

Noah Gragson, driver No. 9 Switch team

“We have a really fast Switch Chevrolet here this weekend. The car felt really good in the draft and I am extremely confident that it will feel just as good under the lights. All we need to do now is just be smart tomorrow and stay out of trouble. If we can do that, I feel like we will have a great shot at contending for the win.”