Carl Edwards paces Sprint Cup practice

untitledNASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Carl Edwards- with a lap speed of 136.894 MPH – was the quickest early Friday afternoon during the first SYLVANIA 300 practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Six-time series champion, Jimmie Johnson was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 136.311 MPH, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (136.155 MPH) who was third, Kyle Larson (136.058) fourth and Kurt Busch (136.019) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (135.757 MPH) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (135.709) seventh, Jeff Gordon (135.665) eighth, AJ Allmendinger (135.477) ninth, and Matt Kenseth (135.434) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be held later this afternoon at 4:45 p.m. ET 0n NBCSN, and it is Brad Keselowski who holds the current series qualifying track record of 140.598 MPH at NHMS – which he set here last year (09/19).

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice session beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET  on NBCSN, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:30 a.m. – 12:2019 p.m. ET  on NBCSN.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 19 Carl Edwards 136.894 27.823 Leader 34
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 136.311 27.942 -0.119 16
3 2 Brad Keselowski 136.155 27.974 -0.151 16
4 42 Kyle Larson 136.058 27.994 -0.171 29
5 41 Kurt Busch 136.019 28.002 -0.179 32
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.757 28.056 -0.233 17
7 1 Jamie McMurray 135.709 28.066 -0.243 26
8 24 Jeff Gordon 135.665 28.075 -0.252 28
9 47 AJ Allmendinger 135.477 28.114 -0.291 29
10 20 Matt Kenseth 135.434 28.123 -0.300 32
11 4 Kevin Harvick 135.434 28.123 -0.300 28
12 5 Kasey Kahne 135.419 28.126 -0.303 29
13 22 Joey Logano 135.270 28.157 -0.334 35
14 18 Kyle Busch 135.097 28.193 -0.370 35
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. 135.045 28.204 -0.381 20
16 11 Denny Hamlin 134.949 28.224 -0.401 20
17 55 David Ragan 134.849 28.245 -0.422 31
18 31 Ryan Newman 134.834 28.248 -0.425 22
19 14 Tony Stewart 134.806 28.254 -0.431 38
20 3 Austin Dillon 134.787 28.258 -0.435 23
21 13 Casey Mears 134.782 28.259 -0.436 32
22 27 Paul Menard 134.710 28.274 -0.451 30
23 16 Greg Biffle 134.606 28.296 -0.473 23
24 10 Danica Patrick 134.553 28.307 -0.484 32
25 6 Trevor Bayne 134.501 28.318 -0.495 28
26 15 Clint Bowyer 134.492 28.320 -0.497 23
27 43 Aric Almirola 134.435 28.332 -0.509 32
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 134.316 28.357 -0.534 36
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 134.254 28.370 -0.547 29
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 134.193 28.383 -0.560 27
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 133.901 28.445 -0.622 33
32 51 Justin Allgaier 133.778 28.471 -0.648 35
33 35 Cole Whitt 133.408 28.550 -0.727 17
34 7 Alex Bowman 133.375 28.557 -0.734 21
35 38 David Gilliland 133.072 28.622 -0.799 14
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 132.757 28.690 -0.867 12
37 46 Michael Annett 131.847 28.888 -1.065 25
38 98 Ryan Preece 131.760 28.907 -1.084 22
39 26 Josh Wise 131.333 29.001 -1.178 27
40 30 Travis Kvapil (i) 130.986 29.078 -1.255 30
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 130.626 29.158 -1.335 26
42 23 Jeb Burton # 130.211 29.251 -1.428 15
43 33 BJ McLeod 127.274 29.926 -2.103 27
44 62 Timmy Hill (i) 127.172 29.950 -2.127 15

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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