Happy Hour (final) practice: for the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is over after 90 minutes. The top 5 and some notes:
slowest: #99-Edwards 170.614 & #37-Conway 169.345.
incidents: #16-Biffle hit the wall in turn 4 early and will go to a backup. #2-Busch spun off turn 4 but stayed out of the wall. #87-Nemechek tore up his car coming off turn 4 and sliding into the inside retaining wall. He'll pull out the backup. 35 mintues in, #36-Mears got loose off turn 2, hit the wall and slid down into the inside retaining wall. He will also need a backup. #18-Busch hit the wall in 4 midway through the session. The team will try to repair the car. #47-Ambrose hit the right side of his car late in the session and will go to a backup.
Friday's first practice: for the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is over after 90 minutes. The top 5 and some notes:
slowest: #7-Gordon 167.665 & #37-Conway 166.034
Darlington stripes: #88-Earnhardt Jr got one on his second lap out on the track and the crew brought out the backup car. #34-Kvapil scraped the wall shortly thereafter, followed by #20-Joey Logano. #42-Montoya also make slight contact. #33-Bowyer hit the turn 2 wall an hour into the session and will go to a backup. #88-Earnhardt, Jr. then got back into the wall with 15 minutes remaning in the session but there was just minor damage. #82-Speed made contact with turn 4 late. Backup car for him as well. #1-McMurray also pancaked the car in turn 4 with just minutes remaining