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Mar 22, 2013
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2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer, with a lap speed of 185.414 mph, was the quickest during the first NSCS Auto Club 400 practice session, which was  held Friday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway.

Second quickest with a lap speed of 184.824 mph, was Denny Hamlin, followed by AJ Allmendinger (184.611 mph) who was third quickest, Kyle Busch (184.554) fourth and Joey Logano (184.403) was fifth quickest.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest during the practice session were Greg Biffle (184.124 mph) who was sixth quickest, Mark Martin (183.988 mph) seventh, Kevin Harvick (183.781) eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (183.748) ninth and Tony Stewart (183.542) posting the tenth quickest lap speed.

The teams will return to the track later this evening at 7:10 pm (ET) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race.

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions (12:30 pm – 2:25 pm & “Happy Hour” 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm ET) before they return Sunday for the 3:35 pm (ET) approximate start of the Auto Club 400 – which is to be televised by FOX.

2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 First Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 38.832 185.414 1 20 ---.--- ---.---
2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 38.956 184.824 21 21 -0.124 -0.124
3 51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 39.001 184.611 22 22 -0.169 -0.045
4 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 39.013 184.554 16 18 -0.181 -0.012
5 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 39.045 184.403 27 27 -0.213 -0.032
6 16 Greg Biffle 3M Window Film Ford 39.104 184.124 8 8 -0.272 -0.059
7 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 39.133 183.988 27 27 -0.301 -0.029
8 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 39.177 183.781 24 24 -0.345 -0.044
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 39.184 183.748 1 29 -0.352 -0.007
10 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers / MOBIL 1 Chevrolet 39.228 183.542 21 21 -0.396 -0.044
11 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 39.258 183.402 1 24 -0.426 -0.03
12 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Serta Chevrolet 39.268 183.355 26 28 -0.436 -0.01
13 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 39.273 183.332 18 20 -0.441 -0.005
14 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 39.306 183.178 23 23 -0.474 -0.033
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevrolet 39.313 183.146 1 13 -0.481 -0.007
16 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 39.326 183.085 31 31 -0.494 -0.013
17 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 39.34 183.02 33 35 -0.508 -0.014
18 9 Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools Ford 39.381 182.829 11 11 -0.549 -0.041
19 39 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevrolet 39.385 182.811 17 17 -0.553 -0.004
20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 39.402 182.732 29 29 -0.57 -0.017
21 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 39.436 182.574 16 18 -0.604 -0.034
22 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 39.437 182.57 25 25 -0.605 -0.001
23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 39.441 182.551 25 25 -0.609 -0.004
24 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 39.49 182.325 20 20 -0.658 -0.049
25 27 Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed Chevrolet 39.505 182.255 18 20 -0.673 -0.015
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # NOS Ford 39.596 181.837 13 19 -0.764 -0.091
27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 39.655 181.566 28 29 -0.823 -0.059
28 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 39.777 181.009 14 16 -0.945 -0.122
29 30 David Stremme Swan Energy / Lean1 Toyota 39.798 180.914 14 14 -0.966 -0.021
30 47 Bobby Labonte Charter Toyota 39.908 180.415 19 19 -1.076 -0.11
31 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 40.015 179.933 14 14 -1.183 -0.107
32 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 40.058 179.739 5 5 -1.226 -0.043
33 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 40.128 179.426 10 10 -1.296 -0.07
34 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 40.161 179.278 25 25 -1.329 -0.033
35 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 40.172 179.229 9 9 -1.34 -0.011
36 34 David Ragan Ford 40.198 179.113 7 7 -1.366 -0.026
37 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 40.206 179.078 7 7 -1.374 -0.008
38 19 Mike Bliss(i) G-Oil / Plinker Tactical / Doubletree Toyota 40.442 178.033 1 5 -1.61 -0.236
39 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 40.646 177.139 11 11 -1.814 -0.204
40 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 40.707 176.874 10 10 -1.875 -0.061
41 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevrolet 40.785 176.535 1 3 -1.953 -0.078
42 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 40.942 175.859 4 4 -2.11 -0.157
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 41.182 174.834 7 7 -2.35 -0.24

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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