Kyle Larson fastest in Sprint Cup first practice at Richmond

iNASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson, with a lap speed of 126.880 m.p.h., was the fastest Friday morning during the first Toyota Owners 400 practice session at Richmond International Raceway.

The 2012 NSCS champion, Brad Keselowski, was second fastest with a lap speed of 126.192 m.p.h., and he was followed by Clint Bowyer (125.909 m.p.h.) who was third, Kasey Kahne (125.780) fourth and Kevin Harvick (125.424) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Brian Vickers (125.395 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (125.214) seventh, ROTY candidate Ryan Truex (125.145) eighth, Paul Menard (125.087) ninth and the series defending champion, Jimmie Johnson (124.902) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP AT RICHMOND – FIRST PRACTICE TIMES:

Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 42 Kyle Larson # 126.880 21.280 Leader 70
2 2 Brad Keselowski 126.192 21.396 -0.116 77
3 15 Clint Bowyer 125.909 21.444 -0.164 68
4 5 Kasey Kahne 125.780 21.466 -0.186 73
5 4 Kevin Harvick 125.424 21.527 -0.247 50
6 55 Brian Vickers 125.395 21.532 -0.252 40
7 1 Jamie McMurray 125.214 21.563 -0.283 66
8 83 Ryan Truex # 125.145 21.575 -0.295 59
9 27 Paul Menard 125.087 21.585 -0.305 55
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 124.902 21.617 -0.337 42
11 9 Marcos Ambrose 124.815 21.632 -0.352 66
12 20 Matt Kenseth 124.780 21.638 -0.358 64
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 124.780 21.638 -0.358 69
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 124.677 21.656 -0.376 62
15 43 Aric Almirola 124.544 21.679 -0.399 53
16 99 Carl Edwards 124.464 21.693 -0.413 51
17 22 Joey Logano 124.372 21.709 -0.429 76
18 31 Ryan Newman 124.344 21.714 -0.434 45
19 18 KyleBusch 124.115 21.754 -0.474 53
20 14 Tony Stewart 124.115 21.754 -0.474 53
21 41 Kurt Busch 124.024 21.770 -0.490 73
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 123.853 21.800 -0.520 40
23 7 Michael Annett # 123.813 21.807 -0.527 52
24 23 Alex Bowman # 123.757 21.817 -0.537 72
25 24 Jeff Gordon 123.666 21.833 -0.553 65
26 16 Greg Biffle 123.575 21.849 -0.569 59
27 3 Austin Dillon # 123.558 21.852 -0.572 42
28 11 Denny Hamlin 123.265 21.904 -0.624 67
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 123.063 21.940 -0.660 83
30 35 David Reutimann 122.738 21.998 -0.718 27
31 51 Justin Allgaier # 122.711 22.003 -0.723 55
32 32 Travis Kvapil 122.699 22.005 -0.725 30
33 38 David Gilliland 122.421 22.055 -0.775 45
34 13 Casey Mears 122.272 22.082 -0.802 46
35 10 Danica Patrick 122.260 22.084 -0.804 59
36 36 Reed Sorenson 122.194 22.096 -0.816 40
37 34 David Ragan 122.111 22.111 -0.831 31
38 95 Michael McDowell 121.874 22.154 -0.874 55
39 33 David Stremme 121.370 22.246 -0.966 41
40 77 Dave Blaney 120.935 22.326 -1.046 21
41 98 Josh Wise 120.832 22.345 -1.065 40
42 26 Cole Whitt # 120.762 22.358 -1.078 33
43 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 118.864 22.715 -1.435 21
44 30 J.J. Yeley(i) 118.265 22.830 -1.550 40
45 40 Landon Cassill 000.000 00.000 21.280 0

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

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