Sprint Cup practice speeds slower Saturday morning at Chicagoland, Paul Menard tops at 188.772 mph

paul-menard-richmond-2-2014On a cool, rain free Saturday morning at Chicagoland Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were on track for their second MyAFibStory.com 400 practice session, and it was Paul Menard – with a lap speed of 188.772mph – showing the quickest way around the track.

Second quickest with a lap speed of 187.780mph, was Kasey Kahne, followed by Kevin Harvick (187.709mph) who was third, Jeff Gordon (187.624) fourth and Carl Edwards (187.370) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Brian Vickers (187.331mph) who was sixth, Aric Almirola (187.227) seventh, Greg Biffle (187.156) eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (186.728) ninth and Jimmie Johnson (186.509) was tenth quickest.

Austin Dillon (186.374mph) was the quickest series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender with the eleventh quickest lap speed, while the current series points leader, Brad Keselowski (185.912mph) was twentieth.

The teams will return to the track for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice later this afternoon from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm (ET).

The 14th annual MyAFibStory.com 400 is set to get underway around 2:20 pm (ET) Sunday afternoon and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 1:00 pm (ET).

MyAFibStory.com 400 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 27 Paul Menard 188.772 28.606 Leader 27
2 5 Kasey Kahne 187.780 28.757 -0.151 34
3 4 Kevin Harvick 187.709 28.768 -0.162 30
4 24 Jeff Gordon 187.624 28.781 -0.175 36
5 99 Carl Edwards 187.370 28.820 -0.214 21
6 55 Brian Vickers 187.331 28.826 -0.220 30
7 43 Aric Almirola 187.227 28.842 -0.236 11
8 16 Greg Biffle 187.156 28.853 -0.247 28
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 186.728 28.919 -0.313 32
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 186.509 28.953 -0.347 24
11 3 Austin Dillon # 186.374 28.974 -0.368 38
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 186.355 28.977 -0.371 32
13 11 Denny Hamlin 186.303 28.985 -0.379 28
14 42 Kyle Larson # 186.239 28.995 -0.389 19
15 15 Clint Bowyer 186.226 28.997 -0.391 36
16 13 Casey Mears 186.143 29.010 -0.404 33
17 10 Danica Patrick 186.079 29.010 -0.404 32
18 1 Jamie McMurray 185.989 29.034 -0.428 39
19 18 Kyle Busch 185.918 29.045 -0.439 35
20 2 Brad Keselowski 185.912 29.046 -0.440 21
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 185.867 29.053 -0.447 22
22 41 Kurt Busch 185.822 29.060 -0.454 34
23 31 Ryan Newman 185.733 29.074 -0.468 25
24 20 Matt Kenseth 185.688 29.081 -0.475 34
25 22 Joey Logano 185.325 29.138 -0.532 31
26 14 Tony Stewart 185.287 29.144 -0.538 33
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 185.198 29.158 -0.552 23
28 9 Marcos Ambrose 184.742 29.230 -0.624 25
29 51 Justin Allgaier # 184.540 29.262 -0.656 17
30 95 Michael McDowell 184.212 29.314 -0.708 14
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 183.057 29.499 -0.893 22
32 98 Josh Wise 182.729 29.552 -0.946 15
33 34 David Ragan 182.593 29.574 -0.968 12
34 36 Reed Sorenson 182.229 29.633 -1.027 21
35 38 David Gilliland 182.039 29.664 -1.058 24
36 23 Alex Bowman # 181.928 29.682 -1.076 25
37 26 Cole Whitt # 181.775 29.707 -1.101 26
38 7 Michael Annett # 181.641 29.729 -1.123 25
39 83 Ryan Truex # 181.421 29.765 -1.159 18
40 37 Mike Bliss(i) 180.886 29.853 -1.247 6
41 33 Travis Kvapil 180.126 29.979 -1.373 13
42 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 178.353 30.277 -1.671 11
43 32 Joey Gase(i) 174.053 31.025 -2.419 24

# – Rookie
Gold = Driver in the Chase

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

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