Saturday, October 3, 2015

Kahne fastest in Saturday's first Dover practice

After more rain doused Dover International Speedway Saturday morning, canceling NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series got a 25-minute practice in and Kasey Kahne made the most of it.

Kahne wheeled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around Dover's 1-mile track at 160.506 mph, topping the speed chart.

Carl Edwards was second quickest in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 160.442 mph. JGR teammate Denny Hamlin was right behind Edwards at 160.285 mph.

It was the first time Sprint Cup cars had been on track after rain washed out Friday's practice and qualifying.

Kevin Harvick was fourth on the leaderboard at 159.964 mph in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. The No. 4 team and No. 2 team of Brad Keselowski had been docked 15 minutes of practice time for infractions at New Hampshire in the inspection process. Given the amended schedule, neither the Stewart-Haas entry nor the Team Penske entry was required to serve the time -- it will instead carry over to the next race at Charlotte.

Aric Almirola rounded out the top five with a speed of 159.943 mph in the No. 43Richard Petty Motorsports Ford.

A second and final practice is scheduled for the Sprint Cup Series from 2-2:45 p.m. ET, weather permitting.

Saturday Practice 1 Speeds

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