Brian Vickers on tops in first Sprint Cup practice at Pocono

FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks - PracticeBrian Vickers, with a lap speed of 180.854 m.p.h., was the fastest Friday during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Pocono 400 practice session at Pocono Raceway.

Second fastest with a lap speed of 180.223 m.p.h., was Brad Keselowski, followed by Kevin Harvick (179.813 m.p.h.) who was third, Kurt Busch (179.226) fourth and last week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson (179.183) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Jamie McMurray (179.172 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Martin Truex, Jr. (with the identical lap speed of 178.884 m.p.h.) were seventh and eighth respectively, Clint Bowyer (178.862) ninth and rookie Kyle Larson (178.735) was tenth fastest.

Next up for the teams will be qualifying this afternoon at 4:40 p.m. (ET) to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session will run from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (ET).

The 33rd annual Pocono 400 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and TNT begins their six race coverage at 12:00 p.m (ET).

NASCAR Sprint Pocono 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 55 Brian Vickers 180.854 49.764 Leader 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski 180.223 49.938 -0.174 14
3 4 Kevin Harvick 179.813 50.052 -0.288 15
4 41 Kurt Busch 179.226 50.216 -0.452 8
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 179.183 50.228 -0.464 7
6 1 Jamie McMurray 179.172 50.231 -0.467 13
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 178.884 50.312 -0.548 18
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 178.884 50.312 -0.548 9
9 15 Clint Bowyer 178.862 50.318 -0.554 12
10 42 Kyle Larson # 178.735 50.354 -0.590 17
11 31 Ryan Newman 178.593 50.394 -0.630 14
12 10 Danica Patrick 178.458 50.432 -0.668 11
13 22 Joey Logano 178.402 50.448 -0.684 13
14 3 Austin Dillon # 178.327 50.469 -0.705 17
15 18 KyleBusch 178.235 50.495 -0.731 5
16 24 Jeff Gordon 178.200 50.505 -0.741 8
17 99 Carl Edwards 178.101 50.533 -0.769 9
18 20 Matt Kenseth 177.588 50.679 -0.915 13
19 14 Tony Stewart 177.525 50.697 -0.933 12
20 5 Kasey Kahne 177.504 50.703 -0.939 10
21 27 Paul Menard 177.455 50.717 -0.953 11
22 9 Marcos Ambrose 177.441 50.721 -0.957 10
23 51 Justin Allgaier # 177.431 50.724 -0.960 12
24 11 Denny Hamlin 177.368 50.742 -0.978 11
25 16 Greg Biffle 177.141 50.807 -1.043 9
26 43 Aric Almirola 177.110 50.816 -1.052 9
27 13 Casey Mears 176.988 50.851 -1.087 12
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 176.505 50.990 -1.226 12
29 32 Travis Kvapil 175.843 51.182 -1.418 10
30 7 Michael Annett # 175.466 51.292 -1.528 7
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 174.791 51.490 -1.726 11
32 47 AJ Allmendinger 174.757 51.500 -1.736 11
33 38 David Gilliland 174.608 51.544 -1.780 8
34 23 Alex Bowman # 174.182 51.670 -1.906 10
35 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 173.100 51.993 -2.229 9
36 83 Ryan Truex # 172.526 52.166 -2.402 13
37 34 David Ragan 172.252 52.249 -2.485 18
38 36 Reed Sorenson 171.648 52.433 -2.669 20
39 98 Josh Wise 171.269 52.549 -2.785 5
40 77 Dave Blaney 169.997 52.942 -3.178 8
41 26 Cole Whitt # 169.217 53.186 -3.422 8
42 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 168.833 53.307 -3.543 1
43 33 Alex Kennedy 168.077 53.547 -3.783 10

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s