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Sprint Cup practice 1 cut short by weather

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: A general view of cars racing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: A general view of cars racing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Mother Nature was not in a good mood Thursday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.

Lightning and rain meant that only eight drivers were able to set times in in the first of two rounds of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. set the fast speed of the session at 191.014 miles per hour, but with so few cars on track and so few laps turned, you can't draw any real conclusions from it.

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