Kurt Busch tops Friday Cup practice at Pocono

Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 - PracticeKurt Busch, with a lap speed of 180.353mph, was the quickest early Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 180.155mph, was second quickest in the session, and he was followed by Joey Logano (179.791mph) who was third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (179.508mph) fourth and Clint Bowyer (179.372) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Kevin Harvick (179.315mph) who was sixth, AJ Allmendinger (179.251) seventh, Brian Vickers (179.197) eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (179.176) ninth and Jamie McMurray (179.083) posting tenth.

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

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (ET).

The 41st annual GoBowling.com 400 is set to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

GoBowling.com 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 180.353 49.902 Leader 17
2 2 Brad Keselowski 180.155 49.957 -0.055 19
3 22 Joey Logano 179.791 50.058 -0.156 17
4 42 Kyle Larson # 179.508 50.137 -0.235 16
5 15 Clint Bowyer 179.372 50.175 -0.273 13
6 4 Kevin Harvick 179.315 50.191 -0.289 14
7 47 AJ Allmendinger 179.251 50.209 -0.307 11
8 55 Brian Vickers 179.197 50.224 -0.322 19
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 179.176 50.230 -0.328 13
10 1 Jamie McMurray 179.083 50.256 -0.354 13
11 10 Danica Patrick 179.023 50.273 -0.371 7
12 99 Carl Edwards 178.976 50.286 -0.384 7
13 11 Denny Hamlin 178.955 50.292 -0.390 11
14 3 Austin Dillon # 178.934 50.298 -0.396 15
15 24 Jeff Gordon 178.926 50.300 -0.398 13
16 31 Ryan Newman 178.759 50.347 -0.445 12
17 27 Paul Menard 178.550 50.406 -0.504 16
18 18 Kyle Busch 178.448 50.435 -0.533 15
19 5 Kasey Kahne 178.391 50.451 -0.549 14
20 16 Greg Biffle 178.363 50.459 -0.557 13
21 14 Tony Stewart 178.130 50.525 -0.623 16
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 177.971 50.570 -0.668 11
23 20 Matt Kenseth 177.876 50.597 -0.695 12
24 13 Casey Mears 177.767 50.628 -0.726 13
25 43 Aric Almirola 177.392 50.735 -0.833 12
32 7 Michael Annett # 176.904 50.875 -0.973 5
28 9 Marcos Ambrose 176.748 50.920 -1.018 7
26 36 Reed Sorenson 176.737 50.923 -1.021 11
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 176.692 50.936 -1.034 16
29 38 David Gilliland 176.623 50.956 -1.054 18
30 48 Jimmie Johnson 176.516 50.987 -1.085 13
31 51 Justin Allgaier # 176.070 51.116 -1.214 14
33 40 Landon Cassill (i) 175.613 51.249 -1.347 10
34 32 Travis Kvapil 175.036 51.418 -1.516 13
35 34 David Ragan 174.917 51.453 -1.551 23
36 23 Alex Bowman # 174.523 51.569 -1.667 15
37 26 Cole Whitt # 173.849 51.769 -1.867 17
38 83 Ryan Truex # 17.050 52.008 -2.106 14
39 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 172.811 52.080 -2.178 1
40 37 Bobby Labonte 172.708 52.111 -2.209 11
41 98 Josh Wise 170.872 52.671 -2.769 10
42 33 Alex Kennedy 170.029 52.932 -3.030 10
43 93 Johnny Sauter(i) 165.896 54.251 -4.349 1

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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