Kyle Busch leads first Dover Sprint Cup Series practice

Quaker State 400 - PracticeKyle Busch, with a lap speed of 166.297 m.p.h., was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Putting up the second quickest lap speed of 165.609 m.p.h., was Tony Stewart, followed by series Sunoco Rooike of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson (165.183 m.p.h.) who was third quickest, Ryan Newman (165.130) fourth and Brad Keselowski (164.888) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Carl Edwards (164.752 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Jeff Gordon (164.714) seventh, ROTY contender Austin Dillon (164.692) eighth, Denny Hamlin (164.669) and Marcos Ambrose (164.594) was tenth quickest.

The teams will return later this afternoon at 3:40 p.m. (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s race.

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 KyleBusch 166.297 21.648 Leader 16
2 14 Tony Stewart 165.609 21.738 -0.090 19
3 42 Kyle Larson # 165.183 21.794 -0.146 26
4 31 Ryan Newman 165.130 21.801 -0.153 16
5 2 Brad Keselowski 164.888 21.833 -0.185 30
6 99 Carl Edwards 164.752 21.851 -0.203 12
7 24 Jeff Gordon 164.714 21.856 -0.208 23
8 3 Austin Dillon # 164.692 21.859 -0.211 23
9 11 Denny Hamlin 164.669 21.862 -0.214 25
10 9 Marcos Ambrose 164.594 21.872 -0.224 21
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 164.594 21.872 -0.224 21
12 4 Kevin Harvick 164.459 21.890 -0.242 31
13 15 Clint Bowyer 164.429 21.894 -0.246 30
14 55 Brian Vickers 164.286 21.913 -0.265 28
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 164.219 21.922 -0.274 12
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 163.934 21.960 -0.312 19
17 27 Paul Menard 163.897 21.965 -0.317 22
18 1 Jamie McMurray 163.890 21.966 -0.318 31
19 43 Aric Almirola 163.823 21.975 -0.327 19
20 41 Kurt Busch 163.711 21.990 -0.342 23
21 16 Greg Biffle 163.495 22.019 -0.371 25
22 20 Matt Kenseth 163.384 22.034 -0.386 14
23 22 Joey Logano 163.376 22.035 -0.387 22
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 163.236 22.054 -0.406 19
25 13 Casey Mears 163.206 22.058 -0.410 16
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. 162.852 22.106 -0.458 21
27 10 Danica Patrick 162.631 22.136 -0.488 17
28 51 Justin Allgaier # 162.602 22.140 -0.492 25
29 38 David Gilliland 161.849 22.243 -0.595 22
30 98 Josh Wise 161.805 22.249 -0.601 24
31 23 Alex Bowman # 161.776 22.253 -0.605 19
32 66 Brett Moffitt 161.652 22.270 -0.622 13
33 34 David Ragan 161.406 22.304 -0.656 20
34 26 Cole Whitt # 161.305 22.318 -0.670 21
35 5 Kasey Kahne 161.247 22.326 -0.678 24
36 36 Reed Sorenson 160.959 22.366 -0.718 7
37 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 160.714 22.400 -0.752 17
38 7 Michael Annett # 160.335 22.453 -0.805 16
39 83 Ryan Truex # 158.758 22.676 -1.028 19
40 33 David Stremme 158.367 22.732 -1.084 15
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 155.313 23.179 -1.531 27
42 77 Dave Blaney 154.659 23.277 -1.629 17
43 32 Blake Koch(i) 150.150 23.976 -2.328 13

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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