Denny Hamlin, driver of the No.11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota went back home to North Carolina after only one day of testing. Daytona Pre season Thunder last three days, but for Hamlin it lasted only one due to his girlfriend, Jordan Fish. Fish is pregnant and is expecting their first baby any day.
Hamlin and Gibbs created a plan that would finish up testing for the No.11 team in just one day so Hamlin could be home and ready for when the baby comes.
Hamlin was one of four drivers (Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Mark Martin) to run in a draft and had the top speed of the day at 195.712 mph.