Friday, November 19, 2010

Edwards Leads First Homestead Practice, Biffle Goes to Backup Car

Greg Biffle was third fastest while in race trim during Friday's practice session for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but hit the wall and will be going to a backup car. The difference between the two cars will be huge and take Biffle out of contention to win the race just because the car being replaced was his best car having won at Pocono and leading the most laps at Texas two weeks ago.

Carl Edwards was second fastest in race trim and then was fastest once qualifying trim was put on. Kurt Busch was second fastest overall with qualifying trim on. Jimmie Johnson was fast in both race and qualifying set-up finishing third.    

The big surprises were Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick who both struggled with qualifying trim. However, Hamlin was seventh fastest while in race trim early on in the session.

The fastest with race trim on was Mark Martin who eventually finished eighth fastest after the hour-and-a-half session was completed.

Friday practice for the FORD 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest and any notes: (from
#99-Edwards 175.838
#18-Busch 175.075
#48-Johnson 175.058
#17-Kenseth 175.001
#1- McMurray 174.989
#11-Hamlin was 30th fastest
#29-Harvick was 31st fastest
slowest: #26-Carpentier. 168.708 and #34-Kvapil 169.099
incident: #16-Biffle slapped the wall hard and the team is pulling out the backup car.

Practice 1 Speeds

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