Friday, August 16, 2013

Johnson Fastest in First Michigan Practice Session

Jeff Gordon, sporting a new scheme this week, was 10th fastest in Friday's first practice session at Michigan 

Michigan Practice 1 Speeds Practice Notes:
Friday practice for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 100 (10 added due to a few red flags) scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#48-Johnson 203.355 (faster than track record)
#42-Montoya 203.132
#18-Busch 202.634
#22-Logano 202.537
#99-Edwards 201.998
(Twenty drivers were over 200 mph)
slowest: #87-Nemechek 190.345 & #19-Riggs 191.795
 Notes: Track record is 203.241mph, set in June 2012 by #9-Ambrose. Halfway thru practice, #1-McMurray lost an engine, the team will change engines and the #1 will start at the rear of the field on Sunday. #9-Ambrose had a loose oil line 8 minutes into practice, but the track was cleaned and practice continued. No serious damage to the #9.
In the event that qualifying is cancelled, this practice would set the lineup, top 36 by speed, then by race attempts and then set by speed.

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