McMurray, Larson fastest in first practice

Jamie+McMurray+Kansas+Speedway+Day+2+xGulX9s9c7-lThursday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Jamie McMurray, with a lap speed of 201.952mph, was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson, was second quickest with a lap speed of 201.889mph, and was followed by Clint Bowyer (201.839mph) who was third, Brad Keselowski (201.771) fourth and Jeff Gordon (201.712) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Joey Logano (201.654mph) who was sixth, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (201.590) seventh, Greg Biffle (201.261) eighth, Landon Cassill (200.714) ninth and Martin Truex, Jr. (200.696) posting tenth.

The teams will return on Friday at 5:10 p.m. (ET) for qualifying – cars impounded afterwards.

The 56th annual Coke Zero 400 is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and TNT will provide television coverage beginning with their 6:30 p.m. (ET) Countdown to Green pre-race show.

Coke Zero 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 1 Jamie McMurray 201.952 44.565 Leader 14
2 42 Kyle Larson # 201.889 44.579 -0.014 21
3 15 Clint Bowyer 201.839 44.590 -0.025 15
4 2 Brad Keselowski 201.771 44.605 -0.040 11
5 24 Jeff Gordon 201.712 44.618 -0.053 20
6 22 Joey Logano 201.654 44.631 -0.066 13
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 201.590 44.645 -0.080 19
8 16 Greg Biffle 201.261 44.718 -0.153 24
9 40 Landon Cassill (i) 200.714 44.840 -0.275 14
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 200.696 44.844 -0.279 14
11 13 Casey Mears 200.669 44.850 -0.285 16
12 47 AJ Allmendinger 200.615 44.862 -0.297 17
13 21 Trevor Bayne (i) 200.553 44.876 -0.311 21
14 3 Austin Dillon # 200.503 44.887 -0.322 15
15 10 Danica Patrick 200.405 44.909 -0.344 21
16 18 Kyle Busch 200.356 44.920 -0.355 22
17 9 Marcos Ambrose 200.352 44.921 -0.356 22
18 31 Ryan Newman 200.343 44.923 -0.358 15
19 34 David Ragan 199.694 45.069 -0.504 15
20 55 Brian Vickers 199.592 45.092 -0.527 20
21 51 Justin Allgaier # 199.362 45.166 -0.601 20
22 98 Josh Wise 199.291 45.160 -0.595 5
23 41 Kurt Busch 199.238 45.172 -0.607 18
24 20 Matt Kenseth 199.137 45.195 -0.630 23
25 14 Tony Stewart 199.089 45.206 -0.641 21
26 5 Kasey Kahne 198.965 45.234 -0.669 14
27 99 Carl Edwards 198.816 45.268 -0.703 25
28 7 Michael Annett # 198.781 45.276 -0.711 18
29 36 Reed Sorenson 198.772 45.278 -0.713 18
30 38 David Gilliland 198.614 45.314 -0.749 19
31 26 Cole Whitt # 198.347 45.375 -0.810 8
32 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 198.247 45.398 -0.833 22
33 23 Alex Bowman # 198.124 45.426 -0.861 7
34 27 Paul Menard 198.111 45.429 -0.864 15
35 83 Ryan Truex # 197.841 45.491 -0.926 21
36 11 Denny Hamlin 197.780 45.505 -0.940 12
37 33 Bobby Labonte 197.737 45.515 -0.950 12
38 29 Joe Nemechek(i) 197.628 45.540 -0.975 15
39 43 Aric Almirola 197.291 45.618 -1.053 26
40 4 Kevin Harvick 197.100 45.662 -1.097 17
41 95 Michael McDowell 196.138 45.886 -1.321 19
42 48 Jimmie Johnson 191.274 47.053 -2.488 17
43 66 Michael Waltrip 191.010 47.118 -2.553 13
44 32 Terry Labonte 190.678 47.200 -2.635 9

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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