Friday, May 6, 2011

Newman Fastest in Rain Shortened Darlington Practice, the Only Session For the Day

Friday's first practice: Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, cut short by rain. Final practice was also washed out. The top five, slowest and any notes:
#39-Newman 176.816
#99-Edwards 176.296
#22-Busch 175.654
#11-Hamlin 175.516
#4-Kahne 175.509
slowest: #92-Keselowski 167.779 & #71-Lally 166.919. No speed: #7-Gordon
incident: #18-Busch got the first Darlington stripe of the session early. Just a little sheetmetal damage that the team will repair. #50-TJ Bell also scraped the wall and will have to have the car repaired. #22-Busch cut down a tire going into turn 1 and hit the wall. He will have to go to a backup car.
See speeds, laps run, average speed, best ave 10 laps on the Darlington Practice Speeds Page. (

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