Joey Logano is fastest in Friday’s Sprint Cup practice at Martinsville

untitled1Early Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Joey Logano- with a lap speed of 98.826 MPH – who was the quickest in the first Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 practice session.

Jeff Gordon, with a lap speed of 98.364 MPH, was second quickest in the session, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (98.338 MPH) who was third,  Kevin Harvick (98.328) fourth and Casey Mears (98.195) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in he session were Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray (with the identical lap speed as Casey Mears- 98.195 MPH) recorded sixth and seventh quickest respectively, while Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer (with the identical lap speed of 98.190 MPH) were eighth and ninth quickest, and Matt Kenseth (98.139) was 10th.

The teams will return to the track later today for their qualifying session at 4:20 p.m. ET on CSN & Tape Delayed on NBCSN at 6:00 p.m. ET, and Joey Logano holds the current series qualifying track record of 100.201 MPH at Martinsville – which he set on March 3, 2014.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET on CNBC, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. ET on CNBC.

The 67th annual Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:35 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 22 Joey Logano 98.826 19.161 Leader 33
2 24 Jeff Gordon 98.364 19.251 -0.090 30
3 2 Brad Keselowski 98.338 19.256 -0.095 18
4 4 Kevin Harvick 98.328 19.258 -0.097 31
5 13 Casey Mears 98.195 19.284 -0.123 19
6 5 Kasey Kahne 98.195 19.284 -0.123 38
7 1 Jamie McMurray 98.195 19.284 -0.123 24
8 18 Kyle Busch 98.190 19.285 -0.124 39
9 15 Clint Bowyer 98.190 19.285 -0.124 24
10 20 Matt Kenseth 98.139 19.295 -0.134 36
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 98.109 19.301 -0.140 31
12 11 Denny Hamlin 98.053 19.312 -0.151 19
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 98.002 19.322 -0.161 19
14 43 Aric Almirola 97.957 19.331 -0.170 19
15 55 David Ragan 97.911 19.340 -0.179 39
16 42 Kyle Larson 97.901 19.342 -0.181 48
17 19 Carl Edwards 97.800 19.362 -0.201 35
18 31 Ryan Newman 97.795 19.363 -0.202 27
19 16 Greg Biffle 97.780 19.366 -0.205 32
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 97.775 19.367 -0.206 27
21 27 Paul Menard 97.754 19.371 -0.210 28
22 41 Kurt Busch 97.754 19.371 -0.210 39
23 14 Tony Stewart 97.623 19.397 -0.236 38
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 97.598 19.402 -0.241 22
25 48 Jimmie Johnson 97.598 19.402 -0.241 20
26 51 Justin Allgaier 97.357 19.450 -0.289 43
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 97.292 19.463 -0.302 37
28 40 Landon Cassill (i) 97.222 19.477 -0.316 34
29 3 Austin Dillon 97.202 19.481 -0.320 33
30 10 Danica Patrick 97.128 19.496 -0.335 38
31 7 Alex Bowman 96.993 19.523 -0.362 30
32 6 Trevor Bayne 96.969 19.528 -0.367 43
33 46 Michael Annett 96.909 19.540 -0.379 36
34 98 Ryan Preece 96.845 19.553 -0.392 43
35 35 Cole Whitt 96.706 19.581 -0.420 39
36 38 David Gilliland 96.652 19.592 -0.431 34
37 34 Josh Wise 96.642 19.594 -0.433 37
38 23 Jeb Burton # 96.479 19.627 -0.466 18
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 96.195 19.685 -0.524 17
40 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 96.151 19.694 -0.533 31
41 33 Alex Kennedy # 95.147 19.881 -0.720 42
42 32 Kyle Fowler 95.161 19.899 -0.738 38
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 94.242 20.093 -0.932 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 4 Kevin Harvick 8 17 95.762 Leader Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch 5 14 95.497 -0.265 -0.265
3 24 Jeff Gordon 5 14 95.387 -0.375
4 47 AJ Allmendinger 3 12 94.949 -0.813 -0.438
5 51 Justin Allgaier 4 13 94.469 -1.293 -0.480
6 27 Paul Menard 1 10 94.241 -1.521 -0.228
7 19 Carl Edwards 4 13 94.199 -1.563 -0.042
8 55 David Ragan 3 12 94.177 -1.585 -0.022
9 6 Trevor Bayne 6 15 93.771 -1.991 -0.406
10 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 2 11 93.699 -2.063 -0.072
11 46 Michael Annett 4 13 93.635 -2.127 -0.064
12 42 Kyle Larson 18 27 93.560 -2.202 -0.075
13 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 93.348 -2.414 -0.212
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1 10 92.920 -2.842 -0.428
15 10 Danica Patrick 3 12 92.731 -3.031 -0.189
16 32 Kyle Fowler 5 14 91.927 -3.835 -0.804
17 98 Ryan Preece 6 15 91.768 -3.994 -0.159
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

Gold – Chase Drivers

 

 

 

 

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