Kurt Busch is fastest in Friday’s Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Kurt BuschKurt Busch, on Friday and with a lap speed of 138.846 MPH, was the fastest in the first 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Good Sam 500(k) practice session at Phoenix International Raceway.

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 138.467 MPH was Denny Hamlin, and he was followed by Joey Logano (138.254 MPH) who was third, Martin Truex Jr. (138.132) fourth and Kevin Harvick (138.074) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the practice were Carl Edwards (137.968 MPH) who was sixth, Aric Almirola (137.804) seventh, Kyle Busch (137.715) eighth, Jimmie Johnson (137.489) ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (137.462)

Later today at 6:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 the series will hold their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race, and it was Jimmie Johnson – with a series qualifying track record speed of 143.158 MPH at Phoenix – setting the record last November (15th).

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practices sessions beginning with morning session from 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 138.846 25.928 Leader 18
2 11 Denny Hamlin 138.467 25.999 -0.071 21
3 22 Joey Logano 138.254 26.039 -0.111 22
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 138.132 26.062 -0.134 16
5 4 Kevin Harvick 138.074 26.073 -0.145 12
6 19 Carl Edwards 137.968 26.093 -0.165 20
7 43 Aric Almirola 137.804 26.124 -0.196 15
8 18 Kyle Busch 137.715 26.141 -0.213 27
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 137.489 26.184 -0.256 15
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 137.462 26.189 -0.261 21
11 2 Brad Keselowski 137.179 26.243 -0.315 8
12 21 Ryan Blaney # 137.101 26.258 -0.330 24
13 42 Kyle Larson 137.080 26.262 -0.334 23
14 3 Austin Dillon 136.976 26.282 -0.354 14
15 1 Jamie McMurray 136.950 26.287 -0.359 27
16 6 Trevor Bayne 136.861 26.304 -0.376 21
17 27 Paul Menard 136.846 26.307 -0.379 19
18 16 Greg Biffle 136.820 26.312 -0.384 23
19 31 Ryan Newman 136.659 26.343 -0.415 19
20 13 Casey Mears 136.576 26.359 -0.431 32
21 24 Chase Elliott # 136.431 26.387 -0.459 19
22 5 Kasey Kahne 136.054 26.460 -0.532 20
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto 136.034 26.464 -0.536 6
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.977 26.475 -0.547 12
25 7 Regan Smith 135.695 26.530 -0.602 11
26 47 AJ Allmendinger 135.660 26.537 -0.609 21
27 23 David Ragan 135.598 26.549 -0.621 6
33 10 Danica Patrick 135.557 26.557 -0.629 20
31 14 Ty Dillon (i) 135.506 26.567 -0.639 29
35 15 Clint Bowyer 134.983 26.670 -0.742 12
28 20 Matt Kenseth 134.569 26.752 -0.824 20
37 30 Josh Wise 134.454 26.775 -0.847 17
39 32 Joey Gase (i) 134.399 26.786 -0.858 22
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 134.213 26.823 -0.895 14
30 38 Landon Cassill 133.581 26.950 -1.022 16
29 44 Brian Scott # 132.939 27.080 -1.152 21
36 46 Michael Annett 132.719 27.125 -1.197 11
32 95 Michael McDowell 132.675 27.134 -1.206 17
38 98 Cole Whitt 131.234 27.432 -1.504 17

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

 

 

 

 

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