Brad Keselowski leads opening Sprint Cup practice at Kansas

bradEarly Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Brad Keselowski – with a lap speed of 194.349 MPH – was the quickest at the end of the first Hollywood Casino 400 practice session.

Austin Dillon  was second quickest with a lap speed of 194.224 MPH, and he was followed by Matt Kenseth (194.147 MPH) who was third, Ryan Newman (193.694) fourth and  Brian Scott (193.653) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Martin Truex Jr. (193.299 MPH) who was sixth, while Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch  and Carl Edwards (with the identical lap speed of 193.195) were seventh, eighth and ninth quickest respectively, and Kyle Bush (193.168) posting 10th.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be later this evening at 6:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and Kevin Harvick is the current series qualifying track record holder at Kansas with a lap speed of 197.773 MPH – which he set last year on Oct. 3rd.

On Saturday, the qualified team will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning/early afteroon session from 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. ET on CNBC, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 15th annual Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled to get underway around 2:15 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBC.

Hollywood Casino 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Brad Keselowski 194.349 27.785 Leader 9
2 3 Austin Dillon 194.224 27.803 -0.018 7
3 20 Matt Kenseth 194.147 27.814 -0.029 27
4 31 Ryan Newman 193.694 27.879 -0.094 16
5 33 Brian Scott (i) 193.653 27.885 -0.100 7
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 193.299 27.936 -0.151 11
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 193.195 27.951 -0.166 12
8 41 Kurt Busch 193.195 27.951 -0.166 16
9 19 Carl Edwards 193.195 27.951 -0.166 19
10 18 Kyle Busch 193.168 27.955 -0.170 22
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 193.126 27.961 -0.176 9
12 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 193.085 27.967 -0.182 11
13 24 Jeff Gordon 192.947 27.987 -0.202 14
14 11 Denny Hamlin 192.940 27.988 -0.203 18
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 192.926 27.990 -0.205 15
16 55 David Ragan 192.898 27.994 -0.209 16
17 27 Paul Menard 192.898 27.994 -0.209 17
18 22 Joey Logano 192.747 28.016 -0.231 20
19 6 Trevor Bayne 192.630 28.033 -0.248 11
20 42 Kyle Larson 192.616 28.035 -0.250 25
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 192.178 28.099 -0.314 10
22 14 Tony Stewart 192.096 28.111 -0.326 19
23 5 Kasey Kahne 191.918 28.137 -0.352 20
24 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 191.843 28.148 -0.363 9
25 16 Greg Biffle 191.639 28.178 -0.393 10
26 43 Aric Almirola 191.625 28.180 -0.395 8
27 4 Kevin Harvick 191.605 28.183 -0.398 9
28 13 Casey Mears 191.598 28.184 -0.399 14
29 10 Danica Patrick 191.530 28.194 -0.409 20
30 1 Jamie McMurray 191.462 28.204 -0.419 15
31 51 Justin Allgaier 191.333 28.223 -0.438 25
32 15 Clint Bowyer 191.266 28.233 -0.448 9
33 7 Alex Bowman 190.691 28.318 -0.533 11
34 38 David Gilliland 189.487 28.498 -0.713 14
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 189.354 28.518 -0.733 19
36 46 Michael Annett 189.347 28.519 -0.734 20
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 189.261 28.532 -0.747 7
38 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 188.943 28.580 -0.795 9
39 23 Jeb Burton # 188.871 28.591 -0.806 10
40 35 Cole Whitt 188.857 28.593 -0.808 19
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 184.843 29.214 -1.429 28
42 98 Reed Sorenson 183.874 29.368 -1.583 15
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 183.849 29.372 -1.587 9
44 32 Will Kimmel 183.599 29.412 -1.627 19

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch 1 10 186.618 Leader Leader
2 51 Justin Allgaier 1 10 184.152 -2.466 -2.466
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

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