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Mar 07, 2013
Thursday
2013 NSCS Kobalt Tools 400 First Test/Practice Session Speeds
Press Release

2013 Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
2013 Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth, with a lap speed of 187.396 mph, was the fastest during the first NSCS Kobalt Tools 400 test/practice session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Second fastest with a lap speed of 187.363 mph, was last week’s winner,  Carl Edwards, followed by Kevin Harvick (187.344 mph) who was third fastest, Martin Truex Jr. (187.214) fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (186.819) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest in the session were Clint Bowyer (186.625 mph) who was sixth fastest, Juan Pablo Montoya (186.432) seventh, Mark Martin (186.271) eighth, Kyle Busch (186.213) ninth and Denny Hamlin FedEx (186.207) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The teams will have one more test/practice session this afternoon from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (ET) before they return Friday for the start of their regular practice (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET) and qualifying (6:40 pm).

2013 NSCS Kobalt Tools 400 First Test/Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.816 187.396 25 45 ---.--- ---.---
2 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 28.821 187.363 25 39 -0.005 -0.005
3 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.824 187.344 16 58 -0.008 -0.003
4 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.844 187.214 21 44 -0.028 -0.02
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Orange Chevrolet 28.905 186.819 15 46 -0.089 -0.061
6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 28.935 186.625 15 38 -0.119 -0.03
7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya AXE Apollo Chevrolet 28.965 186.432 13 34 -0.149 -0.03
8 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.99 186.271 26 40 -0.174 -0.025
9 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 28.999 186.213 14 62 -0.183 -0.009
10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 29 186.207 13 37 -0.184 -0.001
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 29.035 185.982 21 46 -0.219 -0.035
12 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 29.085 185.663 17 36 -0.269 -0.05
13 51 Austin Dillon(i) Tag Heuer Chevrolet 29.122 185.427 23 48 -0.306 -0.037
14 27 Paul Menard Menards / Schrock Chevrolet 29.129 185.382 30 59 -0.313 -0.007
15 16 Greg Biffle American Red Cross / 3M Ford 29.138 185.325 11 46 -0.322 -0.009
16 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 29.218 184.818 23 50 -0.402 -0.08
17 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 Racing / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 29.223 184.786 27 38 -0.407 -0.005
18 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 29.271 184.483 38 45 -0.455 -0.048
19 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 29.271 184.483 11 45 -0.455 0
20 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tact / Stratosphere Hotel Casino Toyota 29.276 184.451 1 7 -0.46 -0.005
21 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 29.283 184.407 18 38 -0.467 -0.007
22 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 29.287 184.382 9 25 -0.471 -0.004
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Zest Ford 29.321 184.168 27 45 -0.505 -0.034
24 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 29.339 184.055 29 46 -0.523 -0.018
25 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 29.351 183.98 28 47 -0.535 -0.012
26 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 29.411 183.605 55 82 -0.595 -0.06
27 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 29.426 183.511 21 42 -0.61 -0.015
28 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 29.447 183.38 6 28 -0.631 -0.021
29 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Toyota 29.473 183.219 13 19 -0.657 -0.026
30 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 29.477 183.194 32 48 -0.661 -0.004
31 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Racing Chevrolet 29.52 182.927 14 46 -0.704 -0.043
32 34 David Ragan Ford 29.613 182.352 17 29 -0.797 -0.093
33 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 29.646 182.149 7 15 -0.83 -0.033
34 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Maddie'sPlaceRocks.com Toyota 29.715 181.726 6 9 -0.899 -0.069
35 95 Scott Speed Surrender the Sponsor Ford 29.718 181.708 6 15 -0.902 -0.003
36 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport / Riviera Hotel & Casino Ford 29.746 181.537 8 10 -0.93 -0.028
37 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 29.782 181.318 21 25 -0.966 -0.036
38 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 29.784 181.305 18 21 -0.968 -0.002
39 30 David Stremme Swan Racing / Lean1 Toyota 29.822 181.074 10 29 -1.006 -0.038
40 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 29.967 180.198 6 9 -1.151 -0.145
41 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 30.023 179.862 17 17 -1.207 -0.056
42 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 30.055 179.671 5 16 -1.239 -0.032

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie
* Required to Qualify on Time

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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