Brad Keselowski tops Friday Sprint Cup practice at N.H.

Sylvania 300 - PracticeThe current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) points leader, Brad Keselowski – with a lap speed of 138.421mph – was the fastest early Friday afternoon during the first SYLVANIA 300 practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Jamie McMurray was second fastest with a lap speed of 137.890mph, and was followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (137.825mph) who was third, Kasey Kahne (137.661) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (137.631) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Joey Logano (137.551mph) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (137.532) seventh, Matt Kenseth (137.487) eighth, Jeff Gordon (137.398) ninth and AJ Allmendinger (137.373) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The teams will return to the track later this afternoon at 4:40 pm (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race. the current series qualifying track record at New Hampshire is 138.130mph, set by Kyle Busch this past July (13th).

The 18th annual SYLVANIA 300 is set to get started on Sunday afternoon around 2:20 pm (ET) and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 1:00 pm.

Sylvania 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Brad Keselowski 138.421 27.516 Leader 12
2 1 Jamie McMurray 137.890 27.622 -0.106 29
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 137.825 27.635 -0.119 32
4 5 Kasey Kahne 137.661 27.668 -0.152 27
5 42 Kyle Larson # 137.631 27.674 -0.158 32
6 22 Joey Logano 137.551 27.690 -0.174 24
7 99 Carl Edwards 137.532 27.694 -0.178 21
8 20 Matt Kenseth 137.487 27.703 -0.187 27
9 24 Jeff Gordon 137.298 27.721 -0.205 28
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 137.373 27.726 -0.210 16
11 55 Brian Vickers 137.363 27.728 -0.212 23
12 18 Kyle Busch 137.274 27.746 -0.230 11
13 11 Denny Hamlin 137.126 27.776 -0.260 30
14 41 Kurt Busch 137.076 27.786 -0.270 26
15 4 Kevin Harvick 137.061 27.789 -0.273 23
16 16 Greg Biffle 136.997 27.802 -0.286 21
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 136.987 27.804 -0.288 26
18 27 Paul Menard 136.801 27.842 -0.326 21
19 13 Casey Mears 136.746 27.853 -0.337 32
20 34 David Ragan 136.717 27.859 -0.343 30
21 15 Clint Bowyer 136.712 27.860 -0.344 14
22 31 Ryan Newman 136.653 27.872 -0.356 19
23 9 Marcos Ambrose 136.457 27.912 -0.396 22
24 14 Tony Stewart 136.443 27.915 -0.399 34
25 10 Danica Patrick 136.248 27.955 -0.439 29
26 43 Aric Almirola 136.213 27.962 -0.446 30
27 3 Austin Dillon # 136.160 27.973 -0.457 32
28 78 Martin Truex Jr. 135.830 28.041 -0.525 22
29 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.699 28.068 -0.552 26
30 51 Justin Allgaier # 135.680 28.072 -0.556 28
31 38 David Gilliland 134.739 28.268 -0.752 30
32 23 Alex Bowman # 134.701 28.276 -0.760 28
33 36 Reed Sorenson 134.596 28.298 -0.782 12
34 83 Ryan Truex # 133.717 28.484 -0.968 14
35 26 Cole Whitt # 133.375 28.557 -1.041 25
36 7 Michael Annett # 133.152 28.605 -1.089 11
37 93 Travis Kvapil 132.831 28.674 -1.158 11
38 98 Josh Wise 132.827 28.675 -1.159 10
39 77 Corey LaJoie (i) 132.245 28.801 -1.285 30
40 40 Landon Cassill (i) 132.200 28.811 -1.295 35
41 33 David Stremme 132.154 28.821 -1.305 22
42 32 Timmy Hill 131.674 28.926 -1.410 23
43 66 Mike Wallace (i) 130.604 29.163 -1.647 16

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

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