Kyle Busch Quickest in Coca-Cola 600 Final Practice.

kyle-busch-practiceSaturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch, with a lap speed of 188.640 m.p.h., was at the top of the scoring pylon at the end of the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Coca-Cola 600 practice session.

Unfortunately, Busch wrecked after his first two practice laps and will be forced to start Sunday’s race from the back of the 43-car field.

Busch, who qualified seventh Thursday, did manage to put 19 additional laps in his backup car, but none of those laps came close to his earlier fast lap.

Joey Logano put up the second fastest lap in the session with a speed of 188.265 m.p.h., and he was followed by Danica Patrick (187.846 m.p.h.) who was third, Greg Biffle (187.663) fourth and pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson (187.656) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fasteast drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) session were Kevin Harvick (187.428 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (187.422) seventh, Martin Truex, Jr. (187.337) eighth, Clint Bowyer (187.071) ninth and Ryan Newman (186.987) was tenth fastest.

The 55th annual Coca-Cola 600 is scheduled to get underway around 6:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday evening, and FOX will provide television coverage beginning with their 5:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint Coca Cola 600 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 KyleBusch 188.640 28.626 Leader 21
2 22 Joey Logano 188.265 28.683 -0.057 31
3 10 Danica Patrick 187.846 28.747 -0.121 20
4 16 Greg Biffle 187.663 28.775 -0.149 34
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 187.656 28.776 -0.150 30
6 4 Kevin Harvick 187.428 28.811 -0.185 35
7 99 Carl Edwards 187.422 28.812 -0.186 31
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 187.337 28.825 -0.199 26
9 15 Clint Bowyer 187.071 28.866 -0.240 27
10 31 Ryan Newman 186.987 28.879 -0.253 38
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 186.858 28.899 -0.273 33
12 33 Brian Scott (i) 186.793 28.909 -0.283 37
13 2 Brad Keselowski 186.612 28.937 -0.311 19
14 42 Kyle Larson # 186.541 28.948 -0.322 51
15 51 Justin Allgaier # 186.471 28.959 -0.333 36
16 41 Kurt Busch 186.245 28.994 -0.368 36
17 14 Tony Stewart 186.162 29.007 -0.381 43
18 9 Marcos Ambrose 186.104 29.016 -0.390 37
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 186.098 29.017 -0.391 50
20 21 Trevor Bayne (i) 186.072 29.021 -0.395 34
21 11 Denny Hamlin 186.047 29.025 -0.399 24
22 3 Austin Dillon # 186.021 29.029 -0.403 48
23 43 Aric Almirola 185.976 29.036 -0.410 33
24 95 Michael McDowell 185.925 29.044 -0.418 35
25 13 Casey Mears 185.906 29.047 -0.421 23
26 47 AJ Allmendinger 185.688 29.081 -0.455 40
27 5 Kasey Kahne 185.682 29.082 -0.456 38
28 27 Paul Menard 185.612 29.093 -0.467 28
29 20 Matt Kenseth 185.542 29.104 -0.478 30
30 1 Jamie McMurray 185.427 29.122 -0.496 48
31 55 Brian Vickers 185.401 29.126 -0.500 24
32 23 Alex Bowman # 184.875 29.209 -0.583 39
33 40 Landon Cassill (i) 184.875 29.209 -0.583 20
34 34 David Ragan 184.571 29.257 -0.631 27
35 83 Ryan Truex # 184.231 29.311 -0.685 21
36 38 David Gilliland 184.187 29.318 -0.692 21
37 26 Cole Whitt # 183.986 29.350 -0.724 28
38 98 Josh Wise 183.955 29.355 -0.729 29
39 7 Michael Annett # 183.275 29.464 -0.838 27
40 32 Blake Koch(i) 180.717 29.881 -1.255 28
41 24 Jeff Gordon No Time Set 0
42 36 Reed Sorenson No Time Set 0
43 66 Joe Nemechek(i) No Time Set 0

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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