Daytona winner Denny Hamlin fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Atlanta

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 The 2016 Daytona 500 race winner, Denny Hamlin – with a lap speed of 188.450 MPH – showed the fastest way around Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) Saturday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 practice session.

Runner-up in last week’s 500-miler, Martin Truex Jr., was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 188.226 MPH, and he was followed by Jimmie Johnson (187.297 MPH) who was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (187.095) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (186.963) was fifth.

Defending series champion, Kyle Busch (186.679 MPH) was sixth-fastest, while Jamie McMurray (186.347) was seventh, Casey Mears (186.115) eighth, Kurt B.usch (186.084) ninth and Ryan Newman (185.947) rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice.

The 57th annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and television coverage of the race will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 188.450 29.419 Leader 52
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 188.226 29.454 -0.035 46
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 187.297 29.600 -0.181 51
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 187.095 29.632 -0.213 51
5 24 Chase Elliott # 186.963 29.653 -0.234 65
6 18 Kyle Busch 186.679 29.698 -0.279 57
7 1 Jamie McMurray 186.347 29.751 -0.332 56
8 13 Casey Mears 186.115 29.788 -0.369 55
9 41 Kurt Busch 186.084 29.793 -0.374 52
10 31 Ryan Newman 185.947 29.815 -0.396 57
11 20 Matt Kenseth 185.903 29.822 -0.403 69
12 42 Kyle Larson 185.822 29.835 -0.416 52
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 185.362 29.909 -0.490 55
14 16 Greg Biffle 185.362 29.909 -0.490 48
15 4 Kevin Harvick 185.269 29.924 -0.505 59
16 5 Kasey Kahne 185.207 29.934 -0.515 54
17 2 Brad Keselowski 185.189 29.937 -0.518 49
18 27 Paul Menard 185.071 29.956 -0.537 36
19 21 Ryan Blaney # 184.966 29.973 -0.554 51
20 3 Austin Dillon 184.948 29.976 -0.557 58
21 19 Carl Edwards 184.886 29.986 -0.567 50
22 15 Clint Bowyer 184.327 30.077 -0.658 45
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto 183.899 30.147 -0.728 32
24 43 Aric Almirola 183.643 30.189 -0.770 35
25 6 Trevor Bayne 183.382 30.232 -0.813 51
26 23 David Ragan 183.230 30.257 -0.838 45
27 47 AJ Allmendinger 183.097 30.279 -0.860 56
28 34 Chris Bueshcher # 183.097 30.279 -0.860 47
29 7 Regan Smith 183.097 30.279 -0.860 48
30 44 Brian Scott # 182.964 30.301 -0.882 46
31 10 Danica Patrick 182.922 30.308 -0.889 55
32 22 Joey Logano 182.886 30.314 -0.895 64
33 14 Ty Dillon (i) 182.789 30.330 -0.911 55
34 95 Michael McDowell 181.497 30.546 -1.127 39
35 38 Landon Cassill 180.804 30.663 -1.244 30
36 46 Michael Annett 179.977 30.804 -1.385 36
37 98 Cole Whitt 177.863 31.170 -1.751 34
38 30 Josh Wise 177.385 31.254 -1.835 26
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 177.317 31.266 -1.847 35

# – Rookie
(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 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 181.480 Leader Leader
2 31 Ryan Newman 1 10 181.259 -0.221 -0.221
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 181.096 -0.384 -0.163
4 3 Austin Dillon 27 36 181.048 -0.432 -0.048
4 41 Kurt Busch 21 30 181.038 -0.442 -0.010
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 37 46 180.979 -0.501 -0.059
7 21 Ryan Blaney # 31 40 180.864 -0.616 -0.115
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 34 43 180.790 -0.690 -0.074
9 20 Matt Kenseth 1 10 180.731 -0.749 -0.059
10 11 Denny Hamlin 1 10 180.661 -0.819 -0.070
11 2 Brad Keselowski 22 31 180.609 -0.871 -0.052
12 24 Chase Elliott # 32 41 180.445 -1.035 -0.164
13 13 Casey Mears 1 10 180.437 -1.043 -0.008
14 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 180.381 -1.099 -0.056
15 5 Kasey Kahne 29 38 180.370 -1.110 -0.011
16 43 Aric Almirola 1 10 180.142 -1.338 -0.228
17 16 Greg Biffle 35 44 180.114 -1.366 -0.028
18 4 Kevin Harvick 39 48 179.848 -1.632 -0.266
19 19 Carl Edwards 13 22 179.524 -1.956 -0.324
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 38 47 179.499 -1.981 -0.025
21 10 Danica Patrick 18 27 179.427 -2.053 -0.072
22 22 Joey Logano 46 55 179.194 -2.286 -0.233
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 18 27 179.168 -2.312 -0.026
24 6 Trevor Bayne 34 43 179.048 -2.432 -0.120
25 18 Kyle Busch 38 47 179.029 -2.451 -0.019
26 27 Paul Menard 23 32 178.859 -2.621 -0.170
27 44 Brian Scott # 1 10 178.829 -2.651 -0.030
28 14 Ty Dillon (i) 29 38 178.803 -2.677 -0.026
29 15 Clint Bowyer 1 10 178.766 -2.714 -0.037
30 7 Regan Smith 1 10 178.755 -2.725 -0.011
31 34 Chris Bueshcher # 37 46 178.573 -2.907 -0.182
32 23 David Ragan 18 27 177.829 -3.651 -0.744
33 95 Michael McDowell 28 37 177.433 -4.047 -0.396
34 46 Michael Annett 15 24 175.837 -5.643 -1.596
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

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

 

 

 

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