Friday, March 4, 2016

Keselowski record-setting fast Friday during first Kobalt 400 practice

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were each 10/1 to win Kobalt 400 pole.
Wasn't the low downforce package supposed to to slow the Sprint Cup cars down?

You wouldn't know it by looking at the insane speeds produced Friday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor speedway during the first official Kobalt 400 practice session because three drivers topped the track qualifying record led by Brad Keselowski who laid down a lap at at 195.327 mph.

Second fastest on the speed chart with a lap of 195.263 mph was Keselowski's Penske teammate Joey Logano and he was followed by Kurt Busch (195.235), all of whom topped Jeff Gordon's qualifying record of 194.679 mph set last year. Richard Childress Racing showed speed again just like last week's practice at Atlanta with Paul Menard (194.496) fourth and Stewart Haas Racing's Brian Vickers (194.398) was fifth driving the No. 14.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Kasey Kahne (194.189), Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson (with the identical lap at 194.126) were recorded seventh and eighth-fastest respectively, while rookie Chase Elliott (194.105) was ninth and RCR's Ryan Newman (193.952) was 10th fastest. A Toyota finally showed up on the chart with Matt Kenseth being 11th fastest.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s event will be later this evening at 4:45 pm (PT – On FOX Sports 1).

Friday Practice 1 Speeds

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