|Jeff Gordon, sporting a new scheme this week, was 10th fastest in Friday's first practice session at Michigan|
Michigan Practice 1 Speeds
Jayski.com 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)
(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.