Kasey Kahne is fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Richmond

kasey-kahne-3During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Owner 400 practice session on Friday, it was Kasey Kahne – with a lap speed of 126.357 MPH- showing the fastest way around Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Greg Biffle, with a lap speed of 126.162 MPH was second fastest, and he was followed by Carl Edwards (126.027 MPH) who was third, Jamie McMurray (125.851) fourth and Denny Hamlin (125.839) was fifth

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Martin Truex Jr. (125.780 MPH) who was sixth, Landon Cassill (125.652) seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brett Moffitt (125.576) eighth, David Gilliland (125.441) ninth and Jimmie Johnson (125.406) posting 10th.

This evening the teams will return to the track for qualifying to determine the starting lineup at 5:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and Jeff Gordon currently holds the series qualifying track record at RIR with a speed of 130.599 MPH, which he set on September 9th, 2013.

Weather permitting (70% chance of rain at the time of posting), the 61st annual Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to get started approximately at 7:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Toyota Owners 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 5 Kasey Kahne 126.357 21.368 Leader 46
2 16 Greg Biffle 126.162 21.401 -0.033 33
3 19 Carl Edwards 126.027 21.424 -0.056 38
4 1 Jamie McMurray 125.851 21.454 -0.086 45
5 11 Denny Hamlin 125.839 24.456 -3.088 44
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 125.780 24.466 -3.098 36
7 40 Landon Cassill (i) 125.652 24.488 -3.120 56
8 55 Brett Moffitt # 125.576 24.501 -3.133 54
9 38 David Gilliland 125.441 21.524 -0.156 28
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 125.406 21.530 -0.162 14
11 41 Kurt Busch 125.360 21.538 -0.170 60
12 24 Jeff Gordon 125.337 21.542 -0.174 43
13 22 Joey Logano 125.296 21.549 -0.181 42
14 3 Austin Dillon 125.104 21.582 -0.214 58
15 2 Brad Keselowski 125.012 21.598 -0.230 39
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 124.936 21.611 -0.243 50
17 15 Clint Bowyer 124.902 21.617 -0.249 31
18 18 David Ragan 124.752 21.643 -0.275 60
19 27 Paul Menard 124.717 21.649 -0.281 58
20 4 Kevin Harvick 124.579 21.673 -0.305 41
21 42 Kyle Larson 124.573 21.674 -0.306 21
22 98 Josh Wise 124.487 21.689 -0.321 12
23 31 Ryan Newman 124.476 21.691 -0.323 68
24 20 Matt Kenseth 124.453 21.695 -0.327 43
25 51 Justin Allgaier 124.349 21.713 -0.345 44
26 14 Tony Stewart 124.252 21.730 -0.362 60
27 25 Chase Elliott* (i) 124.189 21.741 -0.373 44
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 124.172 21.744 -0.376 25
29 13 Casey Mears 124.007 21.773 -0.405 20
30 46 Michael Annett 123.995 21.775 -0.407 53
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 123.984 21.777 -0.409 43
32 35 Cole Whitt 123.950 21.783 -0.415 31
33 6 Trevor Bayne 123.836 21.803 -0.435 40
34 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 123.785 21.812 -0.444 95
35 34 Reed Sorenson 123.745 21.819 -0.451 44
36 10 Danica Patrick 123.666 21.833 -0.465 35
37 43 Aric Almirola 123.525 21.858 -0.490 47
38 83 Matt Dibenedetto 123.434 21.874 -0.506 16
39 26 Jeb Burton # 123.395 21.881 -0.513 27
40 7 Alex Bowman 123.344 21.890 -0.522 50
41 33 Alex Kennedy 122.794 21.988 -0.620 49
42 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) 122.605 22.022 -0.654 16
43 32 Joey Gase(i) 121.764 22.174 -0.806 58
44 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 121.578 22.208 -0.840 24
45 30 Jeff Green (i) 120.005 22.499 -1.131 2

# – Rookie
* – Required to qualify by speed
(i) – Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

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