Kyle Busch leads the way in Saturday morning Sprint Cup practice

Kyle BuschThe 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning for their second Food City 500 practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), and with a lap speed of 126.370 MPH, it was Kyle Busch showing the fastest way around the track.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 126.253 MPH, and he was followed by Kurt Busch (126.137 MPH) who was third, Aric Almirola (125.988) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter Carl Edwards (125.972) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Joey Logano (with the identical lap speed as Edwards – 125.972 MPH) who was sixth, Casey Mears (125.881) seventh, Matt Kenseth (125.732) eighth, Kasey Kahne (125.617) ninth and Ryan Newman (125.592) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams is schedule from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m (ET) later this morning on FOX Sports 1.

The 56th annual Food City 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Food City 500 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch 126.370 15.184 Leader 77
2 24 Chase Elliott # 126.253 15.198 -0.014 45
3 41 Kurt Busch 126.137 15.212 -0.028 86
4 43 Aric Almirola 125.988 15.230 -0.046 48
5 19 Carl Edwards 125.972 15.232 -0.048 43
6 22 Joey Logano 125.972 15.232 -0.048 41
7 13 Casey Mears 125.881 15.243 -0.059 52
8 20 Matt Kenseth 125.732 15.261 -0.077 44
9 5 Kasey Kahne 125.617 15.275 -0.091 48
10 31 Ryan Newman 125.592 15.278 -0.094 54
11 34 Chris Bueshcher # 125.543 15.284 -0.100 69
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 125.346 15.308 -0.124 54
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 125.232 15.322 -0.138 38
14 21 Ryan Blaney # 125.126 15.335 -0.151 52
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 125.126 15.335 -0.151 41
16 6 Trevor Bayne 125.117 15.336 -0.152 49
17 3 Austin Dillon 125.052 15.344 -0.160 40
18 11 Denny Hamlin 125.028 15.347 -0.163 59
19 16 Greg Biffle 125.020 15.348 -0.164 49
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 124.946 15.357 -0.173 54
21 38 Landon Cassill 124.824 15.372 -0.188 50
22 7 Regan Smith 124.735 15.383 -0.199 43
23 42 Kyle Larson 124.686 15.389 -0.205 59
24 27 Paul Menard 124.662 15.392 -0.208 62
25 1 Jamie McMurray 124.581 15.402 -0.218 35
26 4 Kevin Harvick 124.557 15.405 -0.221 40
27 10 Danica Patrick 124.533 15.408 -0.224 30
28 2 Brad Keselowski 124.525 15.409 -0.225 44
29 23 David Ragan 124.307 15.436 -0.252 53
30 44 Brian Scott # 124.267 15.441 -0.257 57
31 14 Ty Dillon (i) 124.226 15.446 -0.262 42
32 48 Jimmie Johnson 124.154 15.455 -0.271 56
33 15 Clint Bowyer 124.114 15.460 -0.276 31
34 95 Michael McDowell 124.114 15.460 -0.276 49
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 124.034 15.470 -0.286 34
36 46 Michael Annett 123.674 15.515 -0.331 50
37 30 Josh Wise 123.300 15.562 -0.378 40
38 55 Reed Sorenson 122.568 15.655 -0.471 37
39 98 Cole Whitt 121.914 15.739 -0.555 20
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 120.862 15.876 -0.692 16

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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