|Junior is 12-to-1 to win Sunday's race|
Joey Logano was second fastest with a lap speed of 138.344 mph., and was followed by Kyle Busch (138.238), Greg Biffle (137.910) and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Dillon (137.910). Dillon, who is using the same chassis Kevin Harvick used to win at Phoenix last November, can be found at 60-to-1 odds to win at the LVH Super Book in Las Vegas.
ROTY contender, Kyle Larson (137.799) put up the sixth fastest lap speed, Clint Bowyer (137.715) was seventh, followed by Martin Truex, Jr. (137.699), Paul Menard (137.699) and Aric Almirola (137.683) to round out the top-10. Larson had the fastest lap average among the four drivers that ran 10-consecutive laps.
The teams will qualify later today at 6:40 pm (ET) to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race. The new knockout qualifying format should be entertaining.
On Saturday, the qualified field returns for two practice sessions, beginning with a morning session from 11:00 am – 11:55 am (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm (ET). However, there is a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday which could make Friday's session the only chance teams have to simulate race conditions. There were quite a few teams that took advantage of that opportunity, but again, only four drivers ran 10-consecutive laps.