Kyle Larson fastest in Sprint Unlimited practice

larsonKyle Larson, with a lap speed of 199.344 mph, was the quickest early Friday evening during the first 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint Unlimited practice session at Daytona International Speedway.

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 199.159 mph was Kasey Kahne, and he was followed by Denny Hamlin (199.067 mph) who was third, Paul Menard (198.979) fourth and Carl Edwards (198.715) was fifth.

The 2015 defending series champion, Kyle Busch (198.623 mph) was sixth quickest, while Brian Vickers (198.295) was seventh, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (198.085) eighth, AJ Allmendinger (197.807) ninth and Danica Patrick (197.785) rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice session.

The teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice this evening from 6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

The Sprint Unlimited is scheduled to get underway around 8:00 pm (ET) Saturday evening, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Sprint Unlimited First Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 42 Kyle Larson 199.344 45.148 Leader 24
2 5 Kasey Kahne 199.159 45.190 -0.042 27
3 11 Denny Hamlin 199.067 45.211 -0.063 8
4 27 Paul Menard 198.979 45.231 -0.083 19
5 19 Carl Edwards 198.715 45.291 -0.143 13
6 18 Kyle Busch 198.623 45.312 -0.164 25
7 14 Brian Vickers 198.295 45.387 -0.239 28
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 198.085 45.435 -0.287 20
9 47 AJ Allmendinger 197.807 45.499 -0.351 16
10 10 Danica Patrick 197.785 45.504 -0.356 14
11 20 Matt Kenseth 197.754 45.511 -0.363 21
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 197.529 45.563 -0.415 19
13 16 Greg Biffle 197.451 45.581 -0.433 14
14 2 Brad Keselowski 197.286 45.619 -0.471 22
15 43 Aric Almirola 197.234 45.631 -0.483 24
16 1 Jamie McMurray 197.191 45.641 -0.493 22
17 13 Casey Mears 197.096 45.663 -0.515 16
18 22 Joey Logano 197.092 45.664 -0.516 30
19 4 Kevin Harvick 196.911 45.706 -0.558 19
20 15 Clint Bowyer 196.777 45.737 -0.589 10
21 3 Austin Dillon 196.592 45.780 -0.632 19
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 192.020 46.870 -1.722 3
23 48 Jimmie Johnson 190.892 47.147 -1.999 10
24 31 Ryan Newman 190.375 47.275 -2.127 12
25 41 Kurt Busch 190.026 47.362 -2.214 8

 

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 5 Kasey Kahne 8 17 196.737 Leader Leader
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2 11 196.647 -0.090 -0.090
3 19 Carl Edwards 2 11 196.524 -0.213 -0.123
4 20 Matt Kenseth 3 12 196.481 -0.256 -0.043
5 14 Brian Vickers 3 12 196.332 -0.405 -0.149
6 42 Kyle Larson 7 16 196.299 -0.438 -0.033
7 22 Joey Logano 7 16 196.203 -0.534 -0.096
8 10 Danica Patrick 5 14 196.158 -0.579 -0.045
9 2 Brad Keselowski 5 14 196.071 -0.666 -0.087
10 1 Jamie McMurray 5 14 196.063 -0.674 -0.008
11 18 Kyle Busch 1 10 195.995 -0.742 -0.068
12 4 Kevin Harvick 9 18 194.922 -1.815 -1.073
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 5 14 194.740 -1.997 -0.182
14 3 Austin Dillon 9 18 194.685 -2.052 -0.055
15 43 Aric Almirola 13 22 194.649 -2.088 -0.036
16 16 Greg Biffle 4 13 194.647 -2.090 -0.002
17 27 Paul Menard 10 19 194.603 -2.134 -0.044
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

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