After nearly winning his Duel race on Thursday night, the 2021 Daytona 500 champion, Michael McDowell, put up another strong time in practice on Friday afternoon, posting the fastest lap for the second time in the first three practice sessions of the weekend. The Fords were strong overall yet again, posting the six fastest speeds in this practice and taking 8 of the top 9 spots.

Daytona 500 Practice #3 Speeds

1.Michael McDowell46.710—.—
2.Todd Gilliland46.787-0.077
3.David Ragan46.808-0.098
4.Chris Buescher46.957-0.247
5.Brad Keselowski46.958-0.248
6.Cody Ware46.985-0.275
7.Bubba Wallace47.204-0.494
8.Chase Briscoe47.243-0.533
9.Aric Almirola47.252-0.542
10.Noah Gragson47.261-0.551
11.Kevin Harvick47.272-0.562
12.Cole Custer47.293-0.583
13.Ty Dillon47.307-0.597
14.Erik Jones47.313-0.603
15.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47.313-0.603
16.Landon Cassill47.314-0.604
17.Corey LaJoie47.325-0.615
18.Daniel Suarez47.340-0.630
19.Austin Dillon47.346-0.636
20.Ross Chastain47.362-0.652
21.Tyler Reddick47.363-0.653
22.Kyle Larson47.552-0.842
23.Chase Elliott47.560-0.850
24.Alex Bowman47.571-0.861
25.Kyle Busch47.620-0.910
26.William Byron47.629-0.919
27.Martin Truex Jr.47.663-0.953
28.Christopher Bell47.668-0.958
29.Denny Hamlin47.668-0.958
30.Austin Cindric 47.724-1.014
31.Kaz Grala48.692-1.982
32.Ryan Blaney49.411-2.701
33.Joey Logano49.520-2.810
34.Kurt Busch49.792-3.082

Daytona 500 Practice #3 Ten-Lap Averages

1.Michael McDowell211190.787
2.David Ragan211190.691
3.Todd Gilliland211190.689
4.Chris Buescher211190.680
5.Brad Keselowski110190.326
6.Chase Briscoe514189.159
7.Kevin Harvick514189.148
8.Aric Almnirola716188.926
9.Cole Custer514188.883
10.Austin Dillon211188.863
11.Erik Jones211188.825
12.Ty Dillon211188.823
13.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.211188.816
14.Tyler Reddick211188.790
15.Corey LaJoie211188.743
16.Landon Cassill211188.739
17.Noah Gragson211188.258
18.Kyle Busch615188.183
19.Denny Hamlin615188.149
20.Chase Elliott716188.127
21.Ross Chastain110188.122
22.Alex Bowman716188.112
23.Martin Truex Jr.312188.075
24.Daniel Suarez110188.028
25.Christopher Bell615187.965
26.Kyle Larson716187.910
27.William Byron716187.904
28.Bubba Wallace110183.769
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