Austin Dillon leads Sprint Showdown practice

austin-dillon-texas-1-practice-gettyAustin Dillon, with a lap speed of 189.288 MPH, was the fastest early Friday afternoon during the only practice for tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

Second quickest with a lap speed of 188.910 MPH was Greg Biffle, and he was followed by Martin Truex Jr. (188.798 MPH) who was third, Paul Menard (188.758) fourth and Danica Patrick (188.613) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the final practice were David Ragan (188.344 MPH) who was sixth, Clint Bowyer (188.199) seventh, Kyle Larson (187.865) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (187.806) ninth and Chase Elliott (187.533) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup will be held at 4:15 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) this afternoon, and the 30th annual Sprint Showdown is schedule to get underway around 7:15 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) this evening.

The Sprint Showdown Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Austin Dillon 189.288 28.528 Leader 49
2 16 Greg Biffle 188.910 28.585 -0.057 37
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 188.798 28.602 -0.074 30
4 27 Paul Menard 188.758 28.608 -0.080 44
5 10 Danica Patrick 188.613 28.633 -0.105 40
6 55 David Ragan 188.344 28.671 -0.143 44
7 15 Clint Bowyer 188.199 28.693 -0.165 47
8 42 Kyle Larson 187.865 28.744 -0.216 46
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 187.806 28.753 -0.225 46
10 25 Chase Elliott 187.533 28.795 -0.267 53
11 13 Casey Mears 187.513 28.798 -0.270 37
12 51 Justin Allgaier 187.383 28.818 -0.290 40
13 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 187.104 28.861 -0.333 43
14 32 Mike Bliss 186.703 28.923 -0.395 14
15 95 Michael McDowell 186.516 28.952 -0.424 38
16 6 Trevor Bayne 186.503 28.954 -0.426 22
17 7 Alex Bowman 186.226 28.997 -0.469 29
18 38 David Gilliland 186.008 29.031 -0.503 35
19 35 Cole Whitt 185.829 29.059 -0.531 34
20 40 Landon Cassill 184.951 29.197 -0.669 30
21 98 Josh Wise 184.559 29.259 -0.731 28
22 46 Michael Annett 183.026 29.504 -0.976 27
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 182.457 29.596 -1.068 24
24 26 Jeb Burton # 182.211 29.636 -1.108 30
25 30 Jeff Green 182.039 29.664 -1.136 16
26 23 J.J. Yeley 181.775 29.707 -1.179 27
27 66 Tanner Berryhill 178.950 30.176 -1.648 11
28 62 Brendan Gaughan 178.277 30.290 -1.762 28
29 33 Alex Kennedy 177.713 30.386 -1.858 39
30 39 Travis Kvapil 0.000 0.000 28.528 0

# – Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 3 Austin Dillon 27 36 185.966 Leader Leader
2 27 Paul Menard 26 35 184.816 -1.150 -1.150
3 16 Greg Biffle 25 34 184.757 -1.209 -0.059
4 55 David Ragan 30 39 184.603 -1.363 -0.154
5 25 Chase Elliott 30 39 184.078 -1.888 -0.525
6 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 18 27 184.037 -1.929 -0.041
7 51 Justin Allgaier 26 35 181.727 -4.239 -2.310
8 35 Cole Whitt 24 33 180.949 -0.778 -0.778
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 12 21 180.759 -0.190 -0.190
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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