Kurt Busch once again fastest in Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Kurt BuschSaturday morning at Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 137.436 MPH – showing the fastest way around the track in the second 2016 Good Sam 500(k) practice session.

Busch’s fellow Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, was second fastest with a lap speed of 136.685 MPH, and they were followed by Carl Edwards (136.493 MPH) who was third, Martin Truex Jr. (136.389) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Chase Elliott (136.379) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (136.312 MPH) who was sixth, Kasey Kahne (136.147) seventh, AJ Allmendinger (136.013) eighth, Joey Logano (135.947) ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (135.941) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams will be this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET) , and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage.

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 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 137.436 26.194 Leader 48
2 4 Kevin Harvick 136.685 26.338 -0.144 26
3 19 Carl Edwards 136.493 26.375 -0.181 43
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 136.389 26.395 -0.201 37
5 24 Chase Elliott # 136.379 26.397 -0.203 36
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 136.312 26.410 -0.216 39
7 5 Kasey Kahne 136.147 26.442 -0.248 41
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 136.013 26.468 -0.274 31
9 22 Joey Logano 135.947 26.481 -0.287 25
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 135.941 26.482 -0.288 29
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.834 26.503 -0.309 46
12 27 Paul Menard 135.777 26.514 -0.320 41
13 20 Matt Kenseth 135.741 26.521 -0.327 35
14 14 Ty Dillon (i) 135.706 26.528 -0.334 44
15 21 Ryan Blaney # 135.701 26.529 -0.335 29
16 43 Aric Almirola 135.665 26.536 -0.342 27
17 23 David Ragan 135.634 26.542 -0.348 22
18 11 Denny Hamlin 135.629 26.543 -0.349 40
19 18 Kyle Busch 135.486 26.571 -0.377 35
20 16 Greg Biffle 135.486 26.571 -0.377 26
21 2 Brad Keselowski 135.461 26.576 -0.382 26
22 3 Austin Dillon 135.369 26.594 -0.400 32
23 42 Kyle Larson 135.343 26.599 -0.405 36
24 13 Casey Mears 135.196 26.628 -0.434 24
25 6 Trevor Bayne 135.069 26.653 -0.459 31
26 1 Jamie McMurray 134.953 26.676 -0.482 36
27 15 Clint Bowyer 134.766 26.713 -0.519 22
28 31 Ryan Newman 134.695 26.727 -0.533 25
29 83 Matt Dibenedetto 134.620 26.742 -0.548 34
30 7 Regan Smith 134.263 26.813 -0.619 18
31 10 Danica Patrick 134.208 26.824 -0.630 23
32 44 Brian Scott # 133.789 26.908 -0.714 36
33 38 Landon Cassill 133.720 26.922 -0.728 23
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 132.984 27.071 -0.877 19
35 98 Cole Whitt 132.920 27.084 -0.890 21
36 95 Michael McDowell 132.616 27.146 -0.952 20
37 30 Josh Wise 132.033 27.266 -1.072 19
38 32 Joey Gase (i) 130.957 27.490 -1.296 23
39 46 Michael Annett 0.000 0.000 26.194 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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