Jeff Gordon posts quickest lap in final Sprint Cup practice at N.H.

Sylvania 300 - PracticeSaturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), it was Jeff Gordon – with a lap speed of 135.357mph – leading the field in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 practice session.

Tomorrow’s pole-sitter and current series points leader, Brad Keselowski, was second quickest with a lap speed of 135.256mph, and he was followed by Kevin Harvick (135.236mph) who was third, Joey Logano (135.102) fourth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (135.054) was fifth.

Defending series champion, Jimmie Johnson (135.040mph) posted the sixth quickest speed, while Matt Kenseth (134.949) was seventh, Danica Patrick (134.944) eighth, Paul Menard (134.887) ninth and Jamie McMurray (134.815) rounding out the top-ten quickest in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice.

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 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 24 Jeff Gordon 135.357 28.139 Leader 37
2 2 Brad Keselowski 135.256 28.160 -0.021 43
3 4 Kevin Harvick 135.236 28.164 -0.025 49
4 22 Joey Logano 135.102 28.192 -0.053 46
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.054 28.202 -0.063 45
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.040 29.205 -1.066 41
7 20 Matt Kenseth 134.949 28.224 -0.085 44
8 10 Danica Patrick 134.944 28.224 -0.085 34
9 27 Paul Menard 134.887 28.237 -0.098 30
10 1 Jamie McMurray 134.815 28.252 -0.113 42
11 31 Ryan Newman 134.806 28.254 -0.115 42
12 18 Kyle Busch 134.601 28.297 -0.158 47
13 5 Kasey Kahne 134.582 28.301 -0.162 50
14 41 Kurt Busch 134.539 28.310 -0.171 40
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 134.506 28.317 -0.178 41
16 14 Tony Stewart 134.397 28.340 -0.201 34
17 42 Kyle Larson # 134.392 28.341 -0.202 20
18 55 Brian Vickers 134.311 28.358 -0.219 41
19 11 Denny Hamlin 134.212 28.379 -0.240 47
20 9 Marcos Ambrose 134.160 28.390 -0.251 36
21 43 Aric Almirola 134.113 28.400 -0.261 37
22 3 Austin Dillon # 134.080 28.407 -0.268 47
23 15 Clint Bowyer 133.971 28.430 -0.291 32
24 16 Greg Biffle 133.901 28.445 -0.306 30
25 13 Casey Mears 133.853 28.455 -0.316 42
26 99 Carl Edwards 133.736 28.480 -0.341 28
27 78 Martin Truex Jr. 133.661 28.496 -0.357 29
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 133.511 28.528 -0.389 24
29 51 Justin Allgaier # 133.282 28.577 -0.438 36
30 38 David Gilliland 132.535 28.738 -0.599 25
31 98 Josh Wise 132.425 28.762 -0.623 29
32 26 Cole Whitt # 132.291 28.791 -0.652 24
33 36 Reed Sorenson 132.278 28.794 -0.655 19
34 34 David Ragan 132.273 28.795 -0.656 33
35 83 Travis Kvapil 132.177 28.816 -0.677 35
36 23 Alex Bowman # 132.172 28.817 -0.678 24
37 7 Michael Annett # 131.906 28.875 -0.736 34
38 93 Clay Rogers 131.802 28.898 -0.759 29
39 33 David Stremme 131.756 28.908 -0.769 23
40 32 Timmy Hill 131.311 29.006 -0.867 20
41 66 Mike Wallace (i) 129.949 29.310 -1.171 15
42 77 Corey LaJoie (i) 129.261 29.466 -1.327 3
43 40 Landon Cassill (i) 0.000 0.000 28.139 0

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

 

 

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