Kurt Busch stays on a hot roll fastest in Saturday morning Sprint Cup practice in Fontana

kurt-buch-fontana-getty-2015Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 pole-sitter, Kurt Busch, was the quickest during the second practice session with a lap speed of 187.115 MPH (which was faster than his pole position speed of 185.142 MPH) on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 184.247 MPH, was second quickest in the session, and he was followed by David Ragan (184.237 MPH) who was third, Ryan Newman (183.969) fourth and Brian Scott (183.960) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice were Martin Truex Jr. (183.814 MPH) who was sixth, Brad Keselowski (183.594) seventh, AJ Allmendinger (183.510) eighth, the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick (183.416) ninth and Casey Mears (183.351) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be later this afternoon from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The 19th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to start around 3:50 p.m. (ET) with FOX providing television coverage of the event, which will begin with their pre-race show at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Auto Club 400 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 187.115 38.479 Leader 33
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 184.247 39.078 -0.599 39
3 18 David Ragan 184.237 39.080 -0.601 27
4 31 Ryan Newman 183.969 39.137 -0.658 30
5 33 Brian Scott (i) 183.960 39.139 -0.660 23
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 183.814 39.170 -0.691 29
7 2 Brad Keselowski 183.594 39.217 -0.738 35
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 183.510 39.235 -0.756 31
9 4 Kevin Harvick 183.416 39.255 -0.776 14
10 13 Casey Mears 183.351 39.269 -0.790 22
11 42 Kyle Larson 183.351 39.269 -0.790 30
12 5 Kasey Kahne 183.187 39.304 -0.825 30
13 14 Tony Stewart 183.080 39.327 -0.848 36
14 22 Joey Logano 182.801 39.387 -0.908 32
15 15 Clint Bowyer 182.648 39.420 -0.941 25
16 11 Denny Hamlin 182.639 39.422 -0.943 38
17 16 Greg Biffle 182.560 39.439 -0.960 25
18 20 Matt Kenseth 182.551 39.441 -0.962 32
19 24 Jeff Gordon 182.223 39.512 -1.033 38
20 19 Carl Edwards 181.997 39.561 -1.082 24
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 181.974 39.566 -1.087 26
22 1 Jamie McMurray 181.846 39.594 -1.115 46
23 27 Paul Menard 181.639 39.639 -1.160 27
24 43 Aric Almirola 181.484 39.673 -1.194 27
25 10 Danica Patrick 181.337 39.705 -1.226 26
26 3 Austin Dillon 181.328 39.707 -1.228 37
27 51 Justin Allgaier 181.255 39.723 -1.244 25
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 180.895 39.802 -1.323 21
29 55 Brett Moffitt 180.623 39.862 -1.383 24
30 6 Trevor Bayne 180.027 39.994 -1.515 17
31 34 Chris Buescher (i) 179.462 40.120 -1.641 27
32 7 Alex Bowman 179.310 40.154 -1.675 19
33 40 Landon Cassill (i) 178.727 40.285 -1.806 19
34 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 178.700 40.291 -1.812 23
35 35 Cole Whitt 178.169 40.411 -1.932 13
36 46 Michael Annett 178.002 40.449 -1.970 18
37 98 Josh Wise 177.839 40.486 -2.007 11
38 83 Matt Dibenedetto 177.349 40.598 -2.119 25
39 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 176.800 40.724 -2.245 20
40 38 David Gilliland 176.574 40.776 -2.297 9
41 32 Mike Bliss(i) 176.164 40.871 -2.392 15
42 26 Jeb Burton # 175.708 40.977 -2.498 17
43 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 174.419 41.280 -2.801 9

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

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 182.270 Leader Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 1 10 182.103 -0.167 -0.167
3 2 Brad Keselowski 1 10 181.142 -1.128 -0.961
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 180.912 -1.358 -0.230
5 24 Jeff Gordon 1 10 180.659 -1.611 -0.253
6 5 Kasey Kahne 19 28 180.262 -2.008 -0.397
7 15 Clint Bowyer 13 22 180.220 -2.050 -0.042
8 11 Denny Hamlin 17 26 180.087 -2.183 -0.133
9 14 Tony Stewart 1 10 179.993 -2.277 -0.094
10 13 Casey Mears 1 10 179.967 -2.303 -0.026
11 20 Matt Kenseth 15 24 179.863 -2.407 -0.104
12 22 Joey Logano 23 32 179.487 -2.783 -0.376
13 42 Kyle Larson 10 19 179.373 -2.897 -0.114
14 27 Paul Menard 16 25 178.948 -3.322 -0.425
15 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 178.924 -3.346 -0.024
16 33 Brian Scott (i) 1 10 178.881 -3.389 -0.043
17 55 Brett Moffitt # 1 10 178.660 -3.610 -0.221
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. 16 25 178.522 -3.748 -0.138
19 3 Austin Dillon 21 30 178.459 -3.811 -0.063
20 10 Danica Patrick 1 10 178.083 -4.187 -0.376
21 43 Aric Almirola 6 15 177.476 -4.794 -0.607
22 46 Michael Annett 5 14 176.778 -5.492 -0.698
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto 16 25 171.563 -10.707 -5.215
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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