2014 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 First and Final Practice Session Speeds

212051-0-600Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 177.665 m.p.h., was the fastest early Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bojangles’ Southern 500 practice session at Darlington Raceway.

Posting the second fastest lap speed of 176.746 m.p.h., was Clint Bowyer, followed by the 2013 NSCS defending champion, Jimmie Johnson (176.670) third, Brad Keselowski (175.886) fourh and Jeff Gordon (175.767) was fifth,

With a win under his belt this season, Kurt Busch (175.491 m.p.h.) was the sixth fastest, while Carl Edwards (175.372) was seventh, Ryan Newman (175.353) eighth, Kasey Kahne (175.309) ninth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (175.272) rounding out the top ten.

NSCS Bojangles Southern 500 First Practice Session Speeds:

  1. 4 Kevin Harvick 27.679(Time)/177.665(Speed)
  2. 15 Clint Bowyer 27.823/176.746
  3. 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.835/176.670
  4. 2 Brad Keselowski 27.959/175.886
  5. 24 Jeff Gordon 27.978/175.767
  6. 41 Kurt Busch 28.022/175.491
  7. 99 Carl Edwards 28.041/175.372
  8. 31 Ryan Newman 28.044/175.353
  9. 5 Kasey Kahne 28.051/175.309
  10. 42 Kyle Larson # 28.057/175.272
  11. 9 Marcos Ambrose 28.085/175.097
  12. 22 Joey Logano 28.085/175.097
  13. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 28.097/175.022
  14. 11 Denny Hamlin 28.105/174.972
  15. 18 Kyle Busch 28.112/174.929
  16. 1 Jamie McMurray 28.121/174.873
  17. 13 Casey Mears 28.124/174.854
  18. 27 Paul Menard 28.135/174.786
  19. 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.137/174.773
  20. 20 Matt Kenseth 28.177/174.525
  21. 3 Austin Dillon # 28.208/174.334 
  22. 16 Greg Biffle 28.228/174.210
  23. 43 Aric Almirola 28.261/174.007
  24. 98 Josh Wise 28.266/173.976
  25. 14 Tony Stewart 28.270/173.951
  26. 55 Brian Vickers 28.302/173.755
  27. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 28.310/173.705
  28. 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.318/173.656
  29. 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 28.325/173.613
  30. 51 Justin Allgaier # 28.335/173.552
  31. 34 David Ragan 28.389/173.222 
  32. 77 Dave Blaney 28.417/173.051
  33. 33 David Stremme 28.465/172.76
  34. 23 Alex Bowman # 28.590/172.004
  35. 35 David Reutimann 28.609/171.890
  36. 10 Danica Patrick 28.654/171.620
  37. 38 David Gilliland 28.693/171.387
  38. 36 Reed Sorenson 28.731/171.160
  39. 32 Travis Kvapil 28.792/170.797
  40. 40 Landon Cassill(i) 28.826/170.596
  41. 7 Michael Annett # 28.889/170.224
  42. 83 Ryan Truex # 28.932/169.971
  43. 30 Parker Kligerman # 29.303/167.819
  44. 26 Cole Whitt # 29.308/167.79

 

c0b489b87a50d8064b0f6a706700a56aIn the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bojangles’ Southern 500 practice session, it was Ryan Newman on top of the speed chart at Darlington Raceway with a lap speed of 179.167 m.p.h.

Marcos Ambrose, with a lap speed of 178.978 m.p.h., was second fastest on the speed chart, and he was followed by Jeff Gordon (178.906 m.p.h.) who was third, Kyle Buach (178.802) fourth and Joey Logano (178.731) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers during the “Happy Hour” (final) session were Aric Almirola (178.562 m.p.h.) who was sixth, series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Austin Dillon (178.543) seventh, Jamie McMurray (178.439) eighth, Kasey Kahne (178.400) ninth and Kurt Busch (178.206) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The teams will return this evening at 6:10 p.m. (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Saturday night’s 65th annual Bojangles’ Southern 500. The race is scheduled to get started at approximately 6:50 p.m. (ET) and FOX will continue their coverage beginning with their 6:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race program.

NSCS Bojangles Southern 500 Final Practice Session Speeds:

  1. 31 Ryan Newman 27.447(Time)/179.167(Speed)
  2. 9 Marcos Ambrose 27.476/178.978
  3. 24 Jeff Gordon 27.487/178.906
  4. 18 Kyle Busch 27.503/178.802
  5. 22 Joey Logano 27.514/178.731
  6. 43 Aric Almirola 27.540/178.562
  7. 3 Austin Dillon # 27.543/178.543
  8. 1 Jamie McMurray 27.559/178.439
  9. 5 Kasey Kahne 27.565/178.400
  10. 41 Kurt Busch 27.595/178.206
  11. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 27.596/178.200
  12. 15 Clint Bowyer 27.631/177.974
  13. 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.634/177.955
  14. 55 Brian Vickers 27.640/177.916
  15. 27 Paul Menard 27.664/177.762
  16. 42 Kyle Larson # 27.667/177.742
  17. 78 Martin Truex Jr. 27.679/177.665
  18. 51 Justin Allgaier # 27.690/177.595 
  19. 11 Denny Hamlin 27.715/177.435
  20. 47 AJ Allmendinger 27.721/177.396
  21. 13 Casey Mears 27.727/177.358
  22. 16 Greg Biffle 27.754/177.185 
  23. 99 Carl Edwards 27.772/177.070
  24. 14 Tony Stewart 27.821/176.759
  25. 2 Brad Keselowski 27.828/176.714
  26. 20 Matt Kenseth 27.854/176.549
  27. 34 David Ragan 27.940/176.006
  28. 98 Josh Wise 27.975/175.786
  29. 4 Kevin Harvick 27.976/175.779
  30. 30 Parker Kligerman # 28.026/175.466
  31. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 28.047/175.334
  32. 23 Alex Bowman # 28.108/174.954
  33. 77 Dave Blaney 28.110/174.941
  34. 10 Danica Patrick 28.147/174.711
  35. 7 Michael Annett # 28.149/174.699
  36. 35 David Reutimann 28.213/174.303
  37. 83 Ryan Truex # 28.261/174.007
  38. 26 Cole Whitt # 28.275/173.920
  39. 38 David Gilliland 28.299/173.773
  40. 33 David Stremme 28.332/173.571
  41. 32 Travis Kvapil 28.340/173.522
  42. 36 Reed Sorenson 28.355/173.430
  43. 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 28.360/173.399
  44. 40 Landon Cassill(i) 28.810/170.691

(i)Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series; # Denotes Rookie; * Required to Qualify on Time

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