Kurt Busch tops second Sprint Cup practice

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After a day off from on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to the track Saturday morning for their second Coca-Cola 600 practice session.

Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 192.644 MPH – which was faster than his 14th-place qualifying lap speed of 191.714 MPH, was at the top of the speed chart at the conclusion of the morning session.

Sunday’s pole-sitter, Matt Kenseth, with a lap speed of 191.680 MPH, was second fastest, and he was followed by Jimmie Johnson (190.813 MPH) who was third, David Ragan (190.550) fourth and Brad Keselowski (190.496) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the practice were Kyle Busch (190.389 MPH) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (190.382) seventh, Jeff Gordon (190.375) eighth, Kasey Kahne (190.288) ninth and Joey Logano (190.101) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams will be this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

Coca-Cola 600 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 192.644 28.031 Leader 36
2 20 Matt Kenseth 191.680 28.172 -0.141 34
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 190.813 28.300 -0.269 35
4 55 David Ragan 190.550 28.339 -0.308 21
5 2 Brad Keselowski 190.496 28.347 -0.316 34
6 18 Kyle Busch 190.389 28.363 -0.332 42
7 1 Jamie McMurray 190.382 28.364 -0.333 29
8 24 Jeff Gordon 190.375 28.365 -0.334 42
9 5 Kasey Kahne 190.288 28.378 -0.347 29
10 22 Joey Logano 190.101 28.406 -0.375 35
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 190.047 28.414 -0.383 49
12 16 Greg Biffle 190.040 28.415 -0.384 22
13 11 Denny Hamlin 189.994 28.422 -0.391 32
14 31 Ryan Newman 189.867 28.441 -0.410 35
15 27 Paul Menard 189.853 28.443 -0.412 29
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 189.713 28.464 -0.433 23
17 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 189.573 28.485 -0.454 21
18 43 Aric Almirola 189.421 28.508 -0.477 29
19 13 Casey Mears 188.930 28.582 -0.551 35
20 14 Tony Stewart 188.871 28.591 -0.560 34
21 10 Danica Patrick 188.791 28.603 -0.572 24
22 95 Michael McDowell 188.607 28.631 -0.600 25
23 15 Clint Bowyer 188.580 28.635 -0.604 32
24 51 Justin Allgaier 188.541 28.641 -0.610 41
25 42 Kyle Larson 188.462 28.653 -0.622 29
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188.337 28.672 -0.641 27
27 19 Carl Edwards 188.298 28.678 -0.647 26
28 3 Austin Dillon 188.166 28.698 -0.667 34
29 6 Trevor Bayne 188.101 28.708 -0.677 15
30 4 Kevin Harvick 187.931 28.734 -0.703 24
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 187.285 28.833 -0.802 26
32 25 Chase Elliott (i) 187.110 28.860 -0.829 34
33 47 AJ Allmendinger 186.877 28.896 -0.865 22
34 46 Michael Annett 186.245 28.994 -0.963 32
35 38 David Gilliland 186.034 29.027 -0.996 21
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) 185.976 29.036 -1.005 25
37 7 Alex Bowman 185.867 29.053 -1.022 26
38 35 Cole Whitt 185.268 29.147 -1.116 25
39 34 Brett Moffitt # 184.735 29.231 -1.200 26
40 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 184.489 29.270 -1.239 16
41 98 Josh Wise 184.093 29.333 -1.302 23
42 33 Alex Kennedy 182.964 29.514 -1.483 23
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 182.667 29.562 -1.531 23

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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