Earnhardt Jr. tops practice charts

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 14:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, stands by his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 14: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, stands by his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fastest among 18 drivers in the opening practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. The driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet turned a lap at 198.421 mph to pace the field.

Tony Stewart, returning to action for the first time since Aug. 5 after breaking his right leg in a sprint car accident in Iowa, was 10th fastest at 197.377 mph.

Jimmie Johnson did not join in the draft in the opening session, preferring to concentrate on single-car runs. The six-time champion was last on the speed chart, but that should not be construed as an omen for the race itself.

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