Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gordon Fastest in Final Atlanta Practice Session; Stewart Comes to Life

Jeff Gordon has four Atlanta wins in his career (Getty)
Jeff Gordon, with a lap speed of 182.392 mph, posted the fastest lap during the final AdvoCare 500 practice session at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Second fastest was Tony Stewart with a lap speed of 181.979 mph, and was followed by Clint Bowyer (181.675), Brad Keselowski (180.669) and Greg Biffle (180.557 ).

Stewart's impressive practice run was enhanced even more by running the quickest 10 consecutive laps on the day. As Stewart tries to hold onto his chase position he should be feeling much more at ease knowing his car should run well Sunday night. Stewart won the last race held in Atlanta, his third win on the track, and is also using the car that dominated Las Vegas earlier this year.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest during the final practice session were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (180.539) with his brand new contract in hand, Carl Edwards (180.504), Denny Hamlin (180.363), Kyle Busch (180.258) and Ryan Newman (180.252).

The teams will return a little later for their 5:10 PM (EDT) scheduled qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for tomorrow night’s race (which is scheduled to get underway approximately at 7:50 PM -EDT).

Final Practice Speeds

No comments: