Jimmie Johnson extends Dover domination in GWC win

CGXL5xuW8AEpBaLAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, it was Jimmie Johnson finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick (by 0.435 seconds) to win at Dover International Speedway.

This was Johnson’s fourth series win and ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 74th series career win and his 10th series win at “the Monster Mile.”

Following Johnson and Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag were Kyle Larson finishing third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Aric Almirola finished fifth.

Martin Truex Jr., who led the most laps – 131 out of 405, finished in sixth-place, while Jamie McMurray finished seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Dover with a 44-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 119.547 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 16 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.435 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps

Next Up: The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 7th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

FedEx 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 405 Running 23 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 405 Running 91 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson 405 Running 0 41 0
4 5 Kasey Kahne 405 Running 0 40 0
5 43 Aric Almirola 405 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 405 Running 131 40 2
7 1 Jamie McMurray 405 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 405 Running 0 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer 405 Running 1 36 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 405 Running 0 34 0
11 22 Joey Logano 405 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 404 Running 28 33 1
13 55 David Ragan 404 Running 0 31 0
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 403 Running 3 31 1
15 10 Danica Patrick 403 Running 0 29 0
16 14 Tony Stewart 403 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle 403 Running 0 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 402 Running 0 26 0
19 19 Carl Edwards 402 Running 3 26 1
20 7 Alex Bowman 402 Running 0 24 0
21 11 Denny Hamlin 402 Running 118 24 1
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 400 Running 0 22 0
23 40 Landon Cassill (i) 400 Running 0 0 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 20 0
25 38 David Gilliland 399 Running 0 19 0
26 35 Cole Whitt 399 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Casey Mears 399 Running 0 17 0
28 34 Brett Moffitt # 398 Running 0 16 0
29 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
30 26 Jeb Burton # 396 Running 0 14 0
31 41 Kurt Busch 396 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 395 Running 0 12 0
33 3 Austin Dillon 395 Running 0 11 0
34 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Mike Bliss (i) 391 Running 0 0 0
36 18 Kyle Busch 374 Accident 7 9 1
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 373 Running 0 7 0
38 33 Brian Scott (i) 372 Accident 0 0 0
39 20 Matt Kenseth 346 Suspension 0 5 0
40 98 Josh Wise 346 Electrical 0 4 0
41 46 Michael Annett 317 Running 0 3 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier 310 Running 0 2 0
43 6 Trevor Bayne 221 Running 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hamlin fastest yet again in Cup Happy Hour

hamlin-happy-hour-dover-2015-gettyOnce again on Saturday at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Sunday’s pole-sitter, Denny Hamlin – with a lap speed of 156.087 MPH – showing the quickest way around the track during the final FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks practice session.

Carl Edwards also showed consistency as he was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 155.602 MPH, and he was followed by Paul Menard (155.206 MPH) who was third, Matt Kenseth (154.979) fourth and Kyle Busch (154.706) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Jimmie Johnson (154.639 MPH) who was sixth, Kevin Harvick (154.599) seventh, Jamie McMurray (154.110) eighth, Jeff Gordon (154.096) ninth and Kurt Busch (153.978) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The 46th annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the race.

FedEx 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 156.087 23.064 Leader 37
2 19 Carl Edwards 155.602 23.136 -0.072 46
3 27 Paul Menard 155.206 23.195 -0.131 43
4 20 Matt Kenseth 154.979 23.229 -0.165 48
5 18 Kyle Busch 154.706 23.270 -0.206 41
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 154.639 23.280 -0.216 40
7 4 Kevin Harvick 154.599 23.286 -0.222 46
8 1 Jamie McMurray 154.110 23.360 -0.296 56
9 24 Jeff Gordon 154.096 23.362 -0.298 47
10 41 Kurt Busch 153.978 23.380 -0.316 49
11 22 Joey Logano 153.919 23.389 -0.325 38
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 153.899 23.392 -0.328 35
13 15 Clint Bowyer 153.748 23.415 -0.351 37
14 55 David Ragan 153.675 23.426 -0.362 41
15 2 Brad Keselowski 153.623 23.434 -0.370 45
16 42 Kyle Larson 153.381 23.471 -0.407 44
17 16 Greg Biffle 153.302 23.483 -0.419 28
18 43 Aric Almirola 153.152 23.506 -0.442 29
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 153.022 23.526 -0.462 41
20 78 Martin Truex Jr. 152.944 23.538 -0.474 26
21 3 Austin Dillon 152.866 23.550 -0.486 42
22 31 Ryan Newman 152.762 23.566 -0.502 45
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 152.691 23.577 -0.513 36
24 6 Trevor Bayne 152.601 23.591 -0.527 20
25 5 Kasey Kahne 152.497 23.607 -0.543 30
26 46 Michael Annett 152.445 23.615 -0.551 30
27 38 David Gilliland 152.426 23.618 -0.554 29
28 13 Casey Mears 152.394 23.623 -0.559 22
29 51 Justin Allgaier 152.362 23.628 -0.564 27
30 33 Brian Scott 152.336 23.632 -0.568 38
31 14 Tony Stewart 152.239 23.647 -0.583 47
32 10 Danica Patrick 152.130 23.664 -0.600 27
33 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 152.033 23.679 -0.615 42
34 35 Cole Whitt 151.944 23.693 -0.629 19
35 98 Josh Wise 151.350 23.786 -0.722 29
36 26 Jeb Burton # 150.665 23.894 -0.830 16
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 150.602 23.904 -0.840 25
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 150.577 23.908 -0.844 25
39 7 Alex Bowman 150.401 23.936 -0.872 28
40 34 Brett Moffitt # 150.401 23.936 -0.872 31
41 32 Mike Bliss 148.988 24.163 -1.099 16
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 148.846 24.186 -1.122 23
43 62 Brendan Gaughan 0.000 0.000 23.064 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two in a row! Jimmie Johnson wins for the second race in a row with today’s victory at Monster Mile.

BpE5ACGCcAAG75gAfter a 4-lap dash to the finish, it was last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Coca-Cola 600 winner, Jimmie Johnson, going to victory lane in Sunday’s NSCS FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Johnson, who dominated the race by leading the most laps – 272 out of 400, received his second win of the 2014 season, his sixty-eighth series career win and his ninth series win in taming “the Monster Mile.”

Following Johnson to the drop of the checkered flag by 0.885 seconds to finish second was pole-sitter, Brad Keselowski, and they were followed by the new series points leader, Matt Kenseth finishing third, Clint Bowyer fourth and Denny Hamlin finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Martin Truex, Jr., claiming sixth-place, Tony Stewart seventh, Joey Logano eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ninth and Paul Menard brining home tenth.

With Matt Kenseth’s third-place finish, he leaves Dover with a 2-point lead over Jeff Gordon, who finished fifteenth.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 117.724 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 52 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.885 Seconds
Lead Changes: 18 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps

Next Up: The Pocono 400 on Sunday, June 8th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by TNT beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) Countdown to Green pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver # Laps Status Points-Bonus Points Laps Led
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 400 Running 48-5 272
2 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 43-1 1
3 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 42-1 17
4 15 Clint Bowyer 400 Running 41-1 5
5 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 38 0
7 14 Tony Stewart 400 Running 37 0
8 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 36 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 35 0
10 27 Paul Menard 400 Running 34 0
11 42 Kyle Larson # 400 Running 33 0
12 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 32 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 400 Running 31 0
14 99 Carl Edwards 400 Running 30 0
15 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 29 0
16 9 Marcos Ambrose 400 Running 28 0
17 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 28-1 24
18 41 Kurt Busch 399 Running 26 0
19 5 Kasey Kahne 399 Running 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon # 399 Running 24 0
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 398 Running 23 0
22 66 Brett Moffitt 397 Running 22 0
23 10 Danica Patrick 396 Running 21 0
24 36 Reed Sorenson 396 Running 20 0
25 13 Casey Mears 396 Running 19 0
26 51 Justin Allgaier # 395 Running 18 0
27 26 Cole Whitt # 395 Running 17 0
28 98 Josh Wise 394 Running 16 0
29 38 David Gilliland 390 Running 15 0
30 32 Blake Koch(i) 388 Running 0 0
31 31 Ryan Newman 388 Running 13 0
32 83 Ryan Truex # 387 Running 12 0
33 77 Dave Blaney 387 Running 11 0
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) 383 Running 0 0
35 7 Michael Annett # 382 Running 9 0
36 34 David Ragan 378 Running 8 0
37 33 David Stremme 350 Overheating 7 0
38 16 Greg Biffle 297 Running 6 0
39 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 292 Engine 0 0
40 23 Alex Bowman # 232 Accident 4 0
41 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 208 Accident 3 0
42 18 KyleBusch 131 Accident 3-1 81
43 55 Brian Vickers 73 Engine 1 0

# – Rookie(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Dover Top 16
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 20 Matt Kenseth 463 Leader 13 0 5 10 0
2 24 Jeff Gordon 461 -2 13 1 5 9 0
3 99 Carl Edwards 438 -25 13 1 3 7 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 436 -27 13 2 5 8 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 429 -34 13 1 6 8 1
6 22 Joey Logano 414 -49 13 2 6 7 2
7 18 KyleBusch 411 -52 13 1 3 6 1
8 2 Brad Keselowski 404 -59 13 1 5 6 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin 379 -84 12 1 3 4 0
10 42 Kyle Larson # 377 -86 13 0 2 5 1
11 31 Ryan Newman 374 -89 13 0 0 4 0
12 4 Kevin Harvick 373 -90 13 2 4 6 2
13 55 Brian Vickers 366 -97 13 0 2 5 1
14 27 Paul Menard 362 -101 13 0 1 7 0
15 3 Austin Dillon # 358 -105 13 0 0 1 0
16 16 Greg Biffle 357 -106 13 0 2 4 0
Drivers outside the Top 16 with a win.
27 41 Kurt Busch 241 -222 13 1 2 2 5

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmie Johnson on top of Dover Sprint Cup final practice

Bo-kXTcIgAE-QhaLast week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Coca-Cola 600 winner, Jimmie Johnson, put up the fastest lap in Saturday’s final FedEx 400 practice session at Dover International Speedway – showing a speed  of 158.863 m.p.h, at the top of the speed chart.

Tomorrow’s pole-sitter, Brad Keseloski, was second fastest with a lap speed of 158.270 m.p.h., and he was followed by Ryan Newman (158.263 m.p.h.) who was third, Denny Hamlin (158.193) fourth and Kevin Harvick (157.798) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were A.J. Allmendinger (157.398 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (157.356) seventh, Brian Vickers (157.350) eighth, Paul Menard (157.212) ninth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (157.150) posting tenth.

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 158.863 22.661 Leader 53
2 2 Brad Keselowski 158.270 22.746 -0.085 48
3 31 Ryan Newman 158.263 22.747 -0.086 40
4 11 Denny Hamlin 158.193 22.757 -0.096 42
5 4 Kevin Harvick 157.798 22.814 -0.153 52
6 47 AJ Allmendinger 157.398 22.872 -0.211 39
7 99 Carl Edwards 157.356 22.878 -0.217 31
8 55 Brian Vickers 157.350 22.879 -0.218 49
9 27 Paul Menard 157.212 22.899 -0.238 44
10 42 Kyle Larson # 157.150 22.908 -0.247 43
11 16 Greg Biffle 157.061 22.921 -0.260 32
12 15 Clint Bowyer 157.054 22.922 -0.261 36
13 24 Jeff Gordon 156.979 22.933 -0.272 43
14 5 Kasey Kahne 156.890 22.946 -0.285 47
15 18 KyleBusch 156.863 22.950 -0.289 47
16 14 Tony Stewart 156.863 22.950 -0.289 31
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 156.822 22.956 -0.295 53
18 20 Matt Kenseth 156.617 22.986 -0.325 36
19 41 Kurt Busch 156.467 23.008 -0.347 44
20 10 Danica Patrick 156.454 22.010 0.651 40
21 78 Martin Truex Jr. 156.427 23.014 -0.353 40
22 22 Joey Logano 156.203 23.047 -0.386 47
23 3 Austin Dillon # 156.169 23.052 -0.391 37
24 1 Jamie McMurray 155.999 23.077 -0.416 51
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 155.898 23.092 -0.431 39
26 9 Marcos Ambrose 155.434 23.161 -0.500 34
27 43 Aric Almirola 155.273 23.185 -0.524 34
28 38 David Gilliland 154.865 23.246 -0.585 34
29 7 Michael Annett # 154.779 23.259 -0.598 22
30 13 Casey Mears 154.533 23.296 -0.635 36
31 36 Reed Sorenson 154.420 23.313 -0.652 15
32 98 Josh Wise 154.387 23.318 -0.657 27
33 66 Brett Moffitt 154.162 23.352 -0.691 22
34 26 Cole Whitt # 153.879 23.395 -0.734 21
35 51 Justin Allgaier # 153.695 23.423 -0.762 16
36 83 Ryan Truex # 153.446 23.461 -0.800 7
37 34 David Ragan 153.427 23.464 -0.803 35
38 23 Alex Bowman # 153.348 23.476 -0.815 26
39 33 David Stremme 152.769 23.565 -0.904 13
40 40 Landon Cassill (i) 152.659 23.582 -0.921 28
41 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 152.123 23.665 -1.004 27
42 32 Blake Koch(i) 149.464 24.086 -1.425 22
43 77 Dave Blaney No Time Set 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keselowski was the fastest in second Sprint Cup practice

Bo-HZXGCUAAaIo-Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole-sitter, Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 159.702 m.p.h., was the quickest Saturday morning during the second FedEx 400 practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 159.341 m.p.h., put up the second quickest lap speed, and was followed by Carl Edwards (158.856 m.p.h.) who was third, Brian Vickers (158.716) fourth and Matt Kenseth (158.513) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (158.416 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Clint Bowyer (158.339) seventh, Marcos Ambrose (158.304) eighth, Jimmie Johnson (158.242) ninth and Tony Stewart (157.971) posting tenth.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will take place this afternoon from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Brad Keselowski 159.702 22.542 Leader 40
2 4 Kevin Harvick 159.341 22.593 -0.051 43
3 99 Carl Edwards 158.856 22.662 -0.120 33
4 55 Brian Vickers 158.716 22.682 -0.140 36
5 20 Matt Kenseth 158.513 22.711 -0.169 22
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 158.416 22.725 -0.183 42
7 15 Clint Bowyer 158.339 22.736 -0.194 36
8 9 Marcos Ambrose 158.304 22.741 -0.199 33
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 158.242 22.750 -0.208 42
10 14 Tony Stewart 157.971 22.789 -0.247 41
11 31 Ryan Newman 157.867 22.804 -0.262 35
12 11 Denny Hamlin 157.853 22.806 -0.264 34
13 5 Kasey Kahne 157.777 22.817 -0.275 41
14 10 Danica Patrick 157.763 22.819 -0.277 21
15 16 Greg Biffle 157.708 22.827 -0.285 32
16 24 Jeff Gordon 157.673 22.832 -0.290 46
17 22 Joey Logano 157.632 22.838 -0.296 32
18 47 AJ Allmendinger 157.549 22.850 -0.308 31
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 157.398 22.872 -0.330 38
20 1 Jamie McMurray 157.384 22.874 -0.332 51
21 41 Kurt Busch 157.384 22.874 -0.332 32
22 18 KyleBusch 157.315 22.884 -0.342 45
23 43 Aric Almirola 157.301 22.886 -0.344 38
24 27 Paul Menard 157.295 22.887 -0.345 34
25 78 Martin Truex Jr. 157.288 22.888 -0.346 16
26 42 Kyle Larson # 156.822 22.956 -0.414 37
27 7 Michael Annett # 156.481 23.006 -0.464 29
28 66 Brett Moffitt 156.467 23.008 -0.466 22
29 3 Austin Dillon # 155.959 23.083 -0.541 27
30 98 Josh Wise 155.367 23.171 -0.629 17
31 13 Casey Mears 155.300 23.181 -0.639 30
32 51 Justin Allgaier # 155.126 23.207 -0.665 23
33 26 Cole Whitt # 155.039 23.220 -0.678 29
34 83 Ryan Truex # 154.546 23.294 -0.752 18
35 38 David Gilliland 154.546 23.294 -0.752 13
36 23 Alex Bowman # 154.162 23.352 -0.810 19
37 34 David Ragan 153.932 23.387 -0.845 22
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 153.695 23.423 -0.881 18
39 36 Reed Sorenson 153.081 23.517 -0.975 29
40 33 David Stremme 152.879 23.548 -1.006 19
41 32 Blake Koch(i) 151.815 23.713 -1.171 14
42 44 J.J. Yeley (i) No Time Set 0
43 77 Dave Blaney No Time Set 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Keselowski sets new track record to earning Sprint Cup pole at Dover

Bo6bf_7CcAAa-88On Friday at Dover International Speedway, Brad Keselowski, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record speed of 164.444 m.p.h., captured the 2014 FedEx 400 Coors Light Pole Award.

Keselowski, who broke Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s previous record of 161.849 m.p.h. – that was set here last September, received his second series pole of the season, his fifth series career pole and his first series pole at “the Monster Mile.”

Starting second and on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 163.785 m.p.h., will be Kyle Busch, followed by Joey Logano (163.688 m.p.h.) starting third, Jimmie Johnson (163.362) fourth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (163.080) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Denny Hamlin (163.066 m.p.h.) starting sixth, Jeff Gordon (163.066) seventh, Kevin Harvick (162.499) eighth, Brian Vickers (162.411) ninth and Clint Bowyer (162.243) will start from tenth.

With only 43 drivers attempting to fill the 43-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time
1 2 Brad Keselowski 164.444 21.892
2 18 KyleBusch 163.785 21.980
3 22 Joey Logano 163.866 21.993
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 163.362 22.037
5 42 Kyle Larson # 163.080 22.075
6 24 Jeff Gordon 163.066 22.077
7 11 Denny Hamlin 163.066 22.077
8 4 Kevin Harvick 162.499 22.154
9 55 Brian Vickers 162.411 22.166
10 15 Clint Bowyer 162.243 22.189
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 162.155 22.201
12 16 Greg Biffle 160.995 22.361
Eliminated From Round 1
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 162.933 22.095
14 31 Ryan Newman 162.903 22.099
15 27 Paul Menard 162.889 22.101
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 162.844 22.107
17 5 Kasey Kahne 162.690 22.128
18 66 Brett Moffitt 162.602 22.140
19 1 Jamie McMurray 162.580 22.143
20 14 Tony Stewart 162.550 22.147
21 20 Matt Kenseth 162.536 22.149
22 13 Casey Mears 162.250 22.188
23 3 Austin Dillon # 162.155 22.201
24 41 Kurt Busch 162.009 22.221
25 43 Aric Almirola 161.754 22.256
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 161.747 22.257
27 9 Marcos Ambrose 161.725 22.260
28 10 Danica Patrick 161.623 22.274
29 99 Carl Edwards 161.573 22.281
30 51 Justin Allgaier # 160.887 22.376
31 26 Cole Whitt # 160.592 22.417
32 38 David Gilliland 160.435 22.439
33 98 Josh Wise 160.206 22.471
34 34 David Ragan 159.419 22.582
35 23 Alex Bowman # 159.391 22.586
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) 159.200 22.613
37 44 J.J. Yeley (i) Owner Points
38 36 Reed Sorenson Owner Points
39 7 Michael Annett # Owner Points
40 33 David Stremme Owner Points
41 83 Ryan Truex # Owner Points
42 77 Dave Blaney Owner Points
43 32 Blake Koch(i) Owner Points

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch leads first Dover Sprint Cup Series practice

Quaker State 400 - PracticeKyle Busch, with a lap speed of 166.297 m.p.h., was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Putting up the second quickest lap speed of 165.609 m.p.h., was Tony Stewart, followed by series Sunoco Rooike of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson (165.183 m.p.h.) who was third quickest, Ryan Newman (165.130) fourth and Brad Keselowski (164.888) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Carl Edwards (164.752 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Jeff Gordon (164.714) seventh, ROTY contender Austin Dillon (164.692) eighth, Denny Hamlin (164.669) and Marcos Ambrose (164.594) was tenth quickest.

The teams will return later this afternoon at 3:40 p.m. (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s race.

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 KyleBusch 166.297 21.648 Leader 16
2 14 Tony Stewart 165.609 21.738 -0.090 19
3 42 Kyle Larson # 165.183 21.794 -0.146 26
4 31 Ryan Newman 165.130 21.801 -0.153 16
5 2 Brad Keselowski 164.888 21.833 -0.185 30
6 99 Carl Edwards 164.752 21.851 -0.203 12
7 24 Jeff Gordon 164.714 21.856 -0.208 23
8 3 Austin Dillon # 164.692 21.859 -0.211 23
9 11 Denny Hamlin 164.669 21.862 -0.214 25
10 9 Marcos Ambrose 164.594 21.872 -0.224 21
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 164.594 21.872 -0.224 21
12 4 Kevin Harvick 164.459 21.890 -0.242 31
13 15 Clint Bowyer 164.429 21.894 -0.246 30
14 55 Brian Vickers 164.286 21.913 -0.265 28
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 164.219 21.922 -0.274 12
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 163.934 21.960 -0.312 19
17 27 Paul Menard 163.897 21.965 -0.317 22
18 1 Jamie McMurray 163.890 21.966 -0.318 31
19 43 Aric Almirola 163.823 21.975 -0.327 19
20 41 Kurt Busch 163.711 21.990 -0.342 23
21 16 Greg Biffle 163.495 22.019 -0.371 25
22 20 Matt Kenseth 163.384 22.034 -0.386 14
23 22 Joey Logano 163.376 22.035 -0.387 22
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 163.236 22.054 -0.406 19
25 13 Casey Mears 163.206 22.058 -0.410 16
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. 162.852 22.106 -0.458 21
27 10 Danica Patrick 162.631 22.136 -0.488 17
28 51 Justin Allgaier # 162.602 22.140 -0.492 25
29 38 David Gilliland 161.849 22.243 -0.595 22
30 98 Josh Wise 161.805 22.249 -0.601 24
31 23 Alex Bowman # 161.776 22.253 -0.605 19
32 66 Brett Moffitt 161.652 22.270 -0.622 13
33 34 David Ragan 161.406 22.304 -0.656 20
34 26 Cole Whitt # 161.305 22.318 -0.670 21
35 5 Kasey Kahne 161.247 22.326 -0.678 24
36 36 Reed Sorenson 160.959 22.366 -0.718 7
37 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 160.714 22.400 -0.752 17
38 7 Michael Annett # 160.335 22.453 -0.805 16
39 83 Ryan Truex # 158.758 22.676 -1.028 19
40 33 David Stremme 158.367 22.732 -1.084 15
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 155.313 23.179 -1.531 27
42 77 Dave Blaney 154.659 23.277 -1.629 17
43 32 Blake Koch(i) 150.150 23.976 -2.328 13

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