Friday, August 2, 2013

Kurt Busch Fastest in First Pocono Practice Session

Cool colors and sponsor for Jimmie Johnson this week
Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 177.866 mph, was the fastest during the first NSCS 400 practice session held Friday at Pocono Raceway.

Second fastest with a lap speed of 177.680 mph, was Kurt’s younger brother, Kyle Busch, and they were followed by Greg Biffle (177.228 mph) who was third fastest, Jeff Burton (176.769) fourth and Joey Logano (176.717) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers of the session were Kasey Kahne (176.498 mph) who was sixth fastest, Marcos Ambrose (176.450) seventh, last week’s race winner, Ryan Newman (176.370) eighth, Denny Hamlin (176.336) ninth and Carl Edwards (176.332) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The teams will return to the track later this afternoon at 3:10 pm (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race.

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:00 am – 9:50 am (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm (ET) before returning to race on Sunday.

The 40th running of the 400 is scheduled to start at approximately 1:20 pm (ET) Sunday afternoon, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 12:00 pm (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.


Practice 1 Speeds

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