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Mar 06, 2014
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2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Test Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Jimmy Johns) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Jimmy Johns) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had an open test session Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was held before they return on Friday for their first regular Kobalt 400 practice session.

At the top of the speed chart was last week’s winner, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 190.148 m.p.h., followed by series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Austin Dillon (189.540 m.p.h.) who was second, Trevor Bayne (188.620) third, Ryan Newman (188.403) fourth and Danica Patrick (188.245) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the test were ROTY contender, Cole Whitt (188.121 m.p.h.) who was sixth, AJ Allmendinger (187.970) seventh, Clint Bowyer (187.813) eighth, Jeff Burton (186.871) ninth and Matt Kenseth (186.284) posting the tenth quickest lap speed.

Unlike Thursday’s test – where speed/time, wrecking a car or blowing an engine doesn’t affect the race weekend lineup – Friday’s practice from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET) returns to normal pratice rules, and then qualifying will follow later in the day at 6:40 p.m. (ET).

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (ET) session, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET).

The Kobalt 400 is scheduled to get underway at approximately 3:20 p,m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will begin providing television coverage at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Test Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 28.399 190.148 42 42 ---.--- ---.---
2 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevrolet 28.49 189.54 55 56 -0.091 -0.091
3 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 28.629 188.62 34 38 -0.23 -0.139
4 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.662 188.403 41 43 -0.263 -0.033
5 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet 28.686 188.245 33 35 -0.287 -0.024
6 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick GEAR Toyota 28.705 188.121 7 17 -0.306 -0.019
7 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet 28.728 187.97 29 29 -0.329 -0.023
8 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 28.752 187.813 58 58 -0.353 -0.024
9 66 Jeff Burton Let's Go Places Toyota 28.897 186.871 29 29 -0.498 -0.145
10 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.988 186.284 42 47 -0.589 -0.091
11 98 Josh Wise Ambient Edge HVAC Chevrolet 29.002 186.194 18 18 -0.603 -0.014
12 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Ford 29.008 186.156 13 47 -0.609 -0.006
13 27 P.Menard/ M.Crafton(i) Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet 29.016 186.104 35 67 -0.617 -0.008
14 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 29.022 186.066 80 113 -0.623 -0.006
15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 29.067 185.778 16 35 -0.668 -0.045
16 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 29.106 185.529 39 39 -0.707 -0.039
17 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 29.138 185.325 32 59 -0.739 -0.032
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 29.144 185.287 34 42 -0.745 -0.006
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew Kickstart Chevrolet 29.146 185.274 50 63 -0.747 -0.002
20 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 29.15 185.249 57 77 -0.751 -0.004
21 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 29.159 185.192 59 63 -0.76 -0.009
22 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 29.174 185.096 36 46 -0.775 -0.015
23 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 29.19 184.995 29 73 -0.791 -0.016
24 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 29.204 184.906 95 99 -0.805 -0.014
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 29.206 184.894 41 41 -0.807 -0.002
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 29.229 184.748 39 49 -0.83 -0.023
27 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 29.26 184.552 34 39 -0.861 -0.031
28 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevrolet 29.262 184.54 25 42 -0.863 -0.002
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 29.315 184.206 34 48 -0.916 -0.053
30 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 29.326 184.137 32 42 -0.927 -0.011
31 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 29.349 183.993 28 34 -0.95 -0.023
32 30 Parker Kligerman # Aria Hotels/Black Clover Toyota 29.371 183.855 19 37 -0.972 -0.022
33 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 29.424 183.524 35 35 -1.025 -0.053
34 16 Greg Biffle Red Cross Ford 29.478 183.187 30 36 -1.079 -0.054
35 35 Blake Koch(i) MDS Transport Ford 29.5 183.051 7 13 -1.101 -0.022
36 33 Timmy Hill LittleJoesAutos.com Chevrolet 29.549 182.747 24 24 -1.15 -0.049
37 77 Dave Blaney Ford 29.564 182.655 10 13 -1.165 -0.015
38 32 Travis Kvapil Ask More-Get More Ford 29.614 182.346 10 19 -1.215 -0.05
39 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Morris-Hardwick-Schneider/Smart Ben Toyota 29.645 182.156 8 18 -1.246 -0.031
40 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 29.727 181.653 45 55 -1.328 -0.082
41 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 29.885 180.693 27 37 -1.486 -0.158
42 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 29.964 180.216 15 32 -1.565 -0.079
43 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 29.996 180.024 11 28 -1.597 -0.032
44 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 30.023 179.862 19 31 -1.624 -0.027
45 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 30.05 179.7 13 61 -1.651 -0.027
46 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevrolet 30.057 179.659 18 19 -1.658 -0.007
47 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 30.386 177.713 6 8 -1.987 -0.329
48 44 JJ Yeley Phoenix Warehouse of NJ/CA Chevrolet 30.956 174.441 5 5 -2.557 -0.57

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring Provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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