Friday, March 25, 2011

Reutimann Fastest in First Fontana Practice Session

Reutimann looks poised to sit on pole
David Reutimann, with a lap speed of 186.143 mph, was the fastest in the first Fontana practice session. Second fastest was Denny Hamlin with a lap speed of 184.886 mph, and was followed by Greg Biffle (184.658) who was third fastest, Brad Keselowski (184.625) fourth and Jamie McMurray (183.983) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest were Kasey Kahne (183.824) who was sixth fastest, Juan Pablo Montoya (183.739) seventh, Brian Vickers (183.702) eighth, Matt Kenseth (183.645) ninth and Mark Martin (183.622) was tenth fastest.

The teams are scheduled to return to the track for their 8:10 PM (EST) qualifying session later this evening, and then return again on Saturday for their final two practice sessions (2:30 PM – 3:15 PM & “Happy Hour from 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM – EST

Top 5 speeds from Friday first practice session for the Auto Club 400:
#00-Reutimann 186.143
#11-Hamlin 184.886
#16-Biffle 184.658
#2-Keselowski 184.625
#1-McMurray 183.983
slowest: #60-Bodine 177.000 & #37-Raines 175.743
incident: #18-Busch wrecked off turn 4 after hitting some water on the track and will have to go to a backup car.
notes: The beginning of practice was delayed for 2 hours after morning rain and "weepers" in turn 1 & 2 had to be dried. The practice lasted 45 minutes.
qualifying order: qualifying order will be set how a driver practices, the top 35 first, slowest first to fastest, then the go-or-go homers after, slowest to fastest. (

Cal First Practice Results

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