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Apr 05, 2013
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2013 NSCS STP Gas Booster 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

Jimmie Johnson in car - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson in car - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 98.553 mph, was the fastest during the first NSCS STP Gas Booster 500 practice session at Martinsville Speedway.

Second fastest with a lap speed of 98.502 mph, was Juan Pablo Montoya, followed by Clint Bowyer (98.359 mph) who was third fastest, Jeff Gordon (98.257) fourth and the defending series champion, Brad Keselowski (98.236) was fifth fastest.

The Auto Club 400 race winner  two-weeks ago, Kyle Busch (98.119 mph) was the sixth fastest on the speed chart, while Kasey Kahne (98.083) was seventh fastest, Marcos Ambrose (98.053) eighth, the current series points leader, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (97.936) ninth and Brian Vickers (97.906) rounding out the top-ten fastest.

The teams will return to the track later this afternoon for their 3:40 pm (ET) qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race, but will return again on Saturday for two more practice sessions (10:30 am – 11:15 am & “Happy Hour” 11:45 am – 12:45 pm ET).

The STP Gas Booster 500 is scheduled to get underway at approximately 1:20 pm (ET) Sunday afternoon, and television coverage will be provided by FOX.

2013 NSCS STP Gas Booster 500 First Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 19.214 98.553 21 25 ---.--- ---.---
2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 19.224 98.502 28 33 -0.01 -0.01
3 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Toyota 19.252 98.359 29 30 -0.038 -0.028
4 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 19.272 98.257 34 38 -0.058 -0.02
5 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 19.276 98.236 49 50 -0.062 -0.004
6 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 19.299 98.119 44 45 -0.085 -0.023
7 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 19.306 98.084 49 51 -0.092 -0.007
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 19.312 98.053 34 35 -0.098 -0.006
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 19.335 97.936 24 32 -0.121 -0.023
10 55 Brian Vickers(i) Jet Edge Toyota 19.341 97.906 38 38 -0.127 -0.006
11 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 19.343 97.896 22 24 -0.129 -0.002
12 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 19.355 97.835 32 37 -0.141 -0.012
13 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Serta Chevrolet 19.363 97.795 37 37 -0.149 -0.008
14 27 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevrolet 19.374 97.739 35 36 -0.16 -0.011
15 1 Jamie McMurray Novo Nordisk Chevrolet 19.381 97.704 28 28 -0.167 -0.007
16 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 19.383 97.694 35 35 -0.169 -0.002
17 31 Jeff Burton ChildressInstituteforPediatricTrauma Chevrolet 19.389 97.664 32 34 -0.175 -0.006
18 11 Mark Martin FedEx Freight Toyota 19.406 97.578 36 37 -0.192 -0.017
19 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 19.407 97.573 30 34 -0.193 -0.001
20 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 19.417 97.523 48 49 -0.203 -0.01
21 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 19.417 97.523 31 38 -0.203 0
22 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos/Precon Marine Chevrolet 19.436 97.428 16 17 -0.222 -0.019
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Fifth Third Ford 19.439 97.412 52 52 -0.225 -0.003
24 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 19.442 97.397 33 34 -0.228 -0.003
25 20 Matt Kenseth The Home Depot/Husky Toyota 19.443 97.392 35 35 -0.229 -0.001
26 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 19.447 97.372 35 36 -0.233 -0.004
27 44 Scott Riggs No Label Watches Ford 19.46 97.307 20 21 -0.246 -0.013
28 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 19.465 97.282 26 31 -0.251 -0.005
29 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans Toyota 19.474 97.237 35 35 -0.26 -0.009
30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 19.484 97.187 14 15 -0.27 -0.01
31 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 19.491 97.153 34 38 -0.277 -0.007
32 43 Aric Almirola Jani-King/STP Ford 19.519 97.013 35 38 -0.305 -0.028
33 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 19.536 96.929 33 38 -0.322 -0.017
34 34 David Ragan Ford 19.54 96.909 36 37 -0.326 -0.004
35 95 Scott Speed Surrender The Sponsor Ford 19.566 96.78 19 23 -0.352 -0.026
36 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 19.586 96.681 25 26 -0.372 -0.02
37 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 19.588 96.671 29 36 -0.374 -0.002
38 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 19.604 96.593 26 26 -0.39 -0.016
39 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 19.62 96.514 34 38 -0.406 -0.016
40 36 JJ Yeley United Mining Equipment Chevrolet 19.621 96.509 15 15 -0.407 -0.001
41 7 Dave Blaney Sany Chevrolet 19.649 96.371 24 24 -0.435 -0.028
42 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 19.664 96.298 37 38 -0.45 -0.015
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 19.693 96.156 21 23 -0.479 -0.029
44 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 19.813 95.574 27 28 -0.599 -0.12

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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