Kurt Busch fastest in final Sprint Cup practice.

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Once again at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 188.653 MPH – showing the quickest way around the track on Saturday during the final Coca-Cola 600 practice session.

Kasey Kahne was second quickest with a lap speed of 187.052 MPH, and he was followed by Paul Menard (186.987 MPH) who was third, Greg Biffle (186.942) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter, Matt Kenseth (186.780) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Martin Truex Jr. (186.657 MP) who was sixth, Ryan Blaney (186.638) seventh, Brad Keselowski (186.625) eighth, Carl Edwards (186.606) ninth and the reigning series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick (186.509) posting 10th.

The longest series race of the season, the 56th annual Coca-Cola 600, is set for an approximate starting time of 6:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday night, and this will be the last race of the series to be televised by FOX this season.

Coca-Cola 600 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 188.653 28.624 Leader 52
2 5 Kasey Kahne 187.052 28.869 -0.245 42
3 27 Paul Menard 186.987 28.879 -0.255 24
4 16 Greg Biffle 186.942 28.886 -0.262 43
5 20 Matt Kenseth 186.780 28.911 -0.287 33
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 186.657 28.930 -0.306 15
7 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 186.638 28.933 -0.309 15
8 2 Brad Keselowski 186.625 28.935 -0.311 31
9 19 Carl Edwards 186.606 28.938 -0.314 37
10 4 Kevin Harvick 186.509 28.953 -0.329 44
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 186.419 28.967 -0.343 41
12 13 Casey Mears 186.233 28.996 -0.372 25
13 22 Joey Logano 186.194 29.002 -0.378 37
14 11 Denny Hamlin 185.893 29.049 -0.425 31
15 55 David Ragan 185.561 29.101 -0.477 38
16 42 Kyle Larson 185.491 29.112 -0.488 37
17 18 Kyle Busch / Erik Jones (i) 185.389 29.128 -0.504 33
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 185.274 29.146 -0.522 34
19 1 Jamie McMurray 185.274 29.146 -0.522 54
20 15 Clint Bowyer 185.096 29.174 -0.550 20
21 10 Danica Patrick 185.001 29.189 -0.565 29
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 184.919 29.202 -0.578 32
23 31 Ryan Newman 184.906 29.204 -0.580 32
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 184.887 29.207 -0.583 36
25 14 Tony Stewart 184.788 29.221 -0.597 41
26 25 Chase Elliott (i) 184.767 29.226 -0.602 37
27 3 Austin Dillon 184.729 29.232 -0.608 36
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 184.672 29.241 -0.617 25
29 51 Justin Allgaier 184.672 29.241 -0.617 43
30 24 Jeff Gordon 184.439 29.278 -0.654 23
31 95 Michael McDowell 184.414 29.282 -0.658 43
32 43 Aric Almirola 184.219 29.313 -0.689 34
33 6 Trevor Bayne 183.867 29.369 -0.745 20
34 7 Alex Bowman 183.780 29.383 -0.759 14
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 183.499 29.428 -0.804 15
36 38 David Gilliland 183.436 29.438 -0.814 28
37 98 Josh Wise 183.299 29.460 -0.836 26
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 183.219 29.473 -0.849 24
39 35 Cole Whitt 182.562 29.579 -0.955 26
40 34 Brett Moffitt # 182.383 29.608 -0.984 28
41 46 Michael Annett 181.616 29.733 -1.109 25
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 180.475 29.921 -1.297 11
43 33 Alex Kennedy 178.998 30.168 -1.544 23

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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