Allmendinger leads final Cup practice at Watkins Glen

Cheez-It 355 At The Glen - PracticeAJ Allmendinger, with a lap speed of 128.688mph, was the quickest early Friday evening during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Watkins Glen International.

The current series qualifying track record holder at The Glen, Marcos Ambrose, was second quickest with a lap speed of 128.682mph, and was followed by Kyle Busch (128.660mph) who was third, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (128.259) fourth and Aric Almirola (128.220) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Clint Bowyer (128.166mph) who was sixth, Joey Logano (128.146) seventh, Jimmie Johnson (127.969) eighth, Jamie McMurray (127.958) ninth and Greg Biffle (127.861) was tenth quickest.

The teams will return Saturday morning for qualifying at 11:40 a.m. (ET) to determine the starting lineup for the 29th annual Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. The Race is set to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 12:00 p.m. NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

Cheez-It 355 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 47 AJ Allmendinger 128.688 68.538 Leader 10
2 9 Marcos Ambrose 128.682 68.541 -0.003 16
3 18 Kyle Busch 128.660 68.553 -0.015 18
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 128.259 68.767 -0.229 14
5 43 Aric Almirola 128.220 68.788 -0.250 10
6 15 Clint Bowyer 128.166 68.817 -0.279 17
7 22 Joey Logano 128.146 68.828 -0.290 17
8 48 Jimmie Johnson 127.969 68.923 -0.385 20
9 1 Jamie McMurray 127.958 68.929 -0.391 13
10 16 Greg Biffle 127.861 68.981 -0.443 13
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 127.848 68.988 -0.450 19
12 5 Kasey Kahne 127.835 68.995 -0.457 13
13 31 Ryan Newman 127.832 68.997 -0.459 29
14 13 Casey Mears 127.626 69.108 -0.570 9
15 95 Michael McDowell 127.593 69.126 -0.588 16
16 24 Jeff Gordon 127.490 69.182 -0.644 14
17 27 Paul Menard 127.488 69.183 -0.645 19
18 3 Austin Dillon # 127.453 69.202 -0.664 21
19 14 Tony Stewart 127.425 69.217 -0.679 15
20 2 Brad Keselowski 127.416 69.222 -0.684 21
21 99 Carl Edwards 127.223 69.327 -0.789 14
22 38 David Gilliland 127.135 69.375 -0.837 13
23 34 David Ragan 127.091 69.399 -0.861 18
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 126.925 69.490 -0.952 16
25 41 Kurt Busch 126.879 69.515 -0.977 17
26 26 Cole Whitt # 126.835 69.539 -1.001 13
27 42 Kyle Larson # 126.759 69.581 -1.043 14
28 4 Kevin Harvick 126.735 69.594 -1.056 32
29 20 Matt Kenseth 126.032 69.982 -1.444 19
30 77 Nelson Piquet Jr. (i) 125.950 70.028 -1.490 11
31 11 Denny Hamlin 125.469 70.296 -1.758 25
32 23 Alex Bowman # 125.437 70.314 -1.776 11
33 51 Justin Allgaier # 125.377 70.348 -1.810 20
34 55 Brian Vickers 125.304 70.389 -1.851 18
35 98 Josh Wise 124.714 70.722 -2.184 17
36 10 Danica Patrick 124.545 70.818 -2.280 18
37 33 Alex Kennedy 124.350 70.929 -2.391 14
38 32 Boris Said 124.280 70.969 -2.431 16
39 83 Ryan Truex # 124.243 71.990 -3.452 21
40 7 Michael Annett # 123.793 71.248 -2.710 21
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 123.555 71.385 -2.847 12
42 66 Joe Nemechek (i) 122.679 71.895 -3.357 11
43 36 Reed Sorenson 0.000 0.000 -68.538 0

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

 

 

 

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