Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stewart and Johnson Top Speed Charts in Final New Hampshire Practices

Johnson fast!!!
Three-time New Hamsphire winner, Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 129.591 mph, led the way with the fastest lap during the final New Hampshire practice session. Johnson not only had the best single lap time, but he also led the way with the fastest 10 consecutive laps.

Juan Pablo Montoya was second fastest with a lap speed of 129.292 mph, and was followed by Ryan Newman (129.278), Jeff Burton (129.169) and Brad Keselowski (129.156).

Rounding out the top-ten fastest in “Happy Hour” were Joey Logano (129.112), Brian Vickers (129.059), Martin Truex Jr. (129.007), Denny Hamlin (128.959) and Kurt Busch (128.920).

Top-5 Final New Hampshire Practice Speeds:
#48-Johnson 129.591
#42-Montoya 129.292
#39-Newman 129.278
#31-Burton 129.169
#2-Keselowski 129.156
slowest: #46-Darnell 127.040 & #32-Bliss 127.036.

Fastest 10 Lap Average:
#48-Johnson 128.755
#31-Burton 128.669
#20-Logano 128.463

Stewart Fastest in Saturday's Early Session

Stewart ready to roll!!
Two-time New Hampshire winner, Tony Stewart, with a lap speed of 129.169 mph, was the fastest during the second Cup practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Stewart also had the second fastest 10 consecutive lap average.

Second fastest behind Stewart on the speed chart was Clint Bowyer with a lap speed of 129.156 mph. Bowyer ended up posting the fastest 10 consecutive lap average making him a strong candidate to win his third New Hampshire race and second in a row.

Stewart and Bowyer were followed by Brad Keselowski (129.151), Jeff Gordon (128.976) and Martin Truex Jr. (128.972) in single lap times.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest in practice were Denny Hamlin (128.924), Jeff Burton (128.902), Paul Menard (128.841), Jimmie Johnson (128.837) and Kevin Harvick (128.758).

The interesting driver out of the bunch is Jeff Burton who has been struggling everywhere all season. He is a four-time winner on the track, but hasn't done so since 2000. But it's hard to deny his performance on the track during practice along with how well his teammates have run.

Top-5 from Saturday's first New Hampshire Practice:
#14-Stewart 129.169
#33-Bowyer 129.156
#2-Keselowski 129.151
#24-Gordon 128.976
#56-Truex, Jr. 128.972
slowest: #7-Wimmer 126.215 & #60-Skinner 125.990.

Fastest 10 Lap Average:
#33-Bowyer 128.421
#14-Stewart 128.287
#31-Burton 128.239

Practice Speeds From Saturday

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