Kurt Busch fastest in Sprint Cup happy hour at Martinsville

kubu-getty-mville-1-2015During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 97.098 MPH – posting the fastest lap of the session.

Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 96.810 MPH, was second fastest and was followed by Jeff Gordon (96.726 MPH) who was third, Denny Hamlin (96.652) fourth and Ryan Newman (96.598) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (96.568) who was sixth, Sunday’s pole-sitter, Joey Logano (96.460) seventh, Kevin Harvick (96.455) eighth, Carl Edwards (96.450) ninth and Greg Biffle (96.371) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

The 66th annual STP 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

STP 500 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 97.098 19.502 Leader 69
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 96.810 19.560 -0.058 62
3 24 Jeff Gordon 96.726 19.577 -0.075 65
4 11 Denny Hamlin 96.652 19.592 -0.090 50
5 31 Ryan Newman 96.598 19.603 -0.101 52
6 5 Kasey Kahne 96.568 19.609 -0.107 71
7 22 Joey Logano 96.460 19.631 -0.129 94
8 4 Kevin Harvick 96.455 19.632 -0.130 81
9 19 Carl Edwards 96.450 19.633 -0.131 62
10 16 Greg Biffle 96.371 19.649 -0.147 44
11 20 Matt Kenseth 96.322 19.659 -0.157 52
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 96.288 19.666 -0.164 39
13 10 Danica Patrick 96.244 19.675 -0.173 50
14 13 Casey Mears 96.239 19.676 -0.174 57
15 2 Brad Keselowski 96.195 19.685 -0.183 65
16 98 Josh Wise 96.117 19.701 -0.199 35
17 47 AJ Allmendinger 96.107 19.703 -0.201 60
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 96.102 19.704 -0.202 67
19 14 Tony Stewart 96.000 19.725 -0.223 65
20 43 Aric Almirola 95.951 19.735 -0.233 56
21 42 Kyle Larson 95.947 19.736 -0.234 67
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 95.932 19.739 -0.237 37
23 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 95.922 19.741 -0.239 39
24 3 Austin Dillon 95.922 19.741 -0.239 53
25 18 David Ragan 95.879 19.750 -0.248 69
26 27 Paul Menard 95.830 19.760 -0.258 72
27 25 Chase Elliott (i) 95.786 19.769 -0.267 60
28 1 Jamie McMurray 95.782 19.770 -0.268 60
29 55 Brett Moffitt # 95.694 19.788 -0.286 74
30 51 Justin Allgaier 95.569 19.814 -0.312 61
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 95.559 19.816 -0.314 41
32 7 Alex Bowman 95.525 19.823 -0.321 42
33 6 Trevor Bayne 95.328 19.864 -0.362 47
34 46 Michael Annett 95.295 19.871 -0.369 56
35 15 Clint Bowyer 95.079 19.916 -0.414 33
36 38 David Gilliland 95.070 19.918 -0.416 53
37 32 Mike Bliss(i) 95.046 19.923 -0.421 46
38 26 Jeb Burton # 94.865 19.961 -0.459 26
39 34 Chris Buescher (i) 94.856 19.963 -0.461 54
40 35 Cole Whitt 94.742 19.987 -0.485 31
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto 94.242 20.093 -0.591 45
42 33 Alex Kennedy # 94.055 20.133 -0.631 41
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 93.943 20.157 -0.655 38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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