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Jun 13, 2014
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2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

2014 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Lap speeds reached over 203 m.p.h., Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 400 practice session, as Kasey Kahne was the quickest with a lap speed of 203.332 m.p.h. (Note: The current series qualifying track record at MIS is a lap speed of 203.949 m.p.h., that was set here last August by Joey Logano)

Kahne’s fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., ended the session with the second quickest lap speed of 202.943 m.p.h., and was followed on the scoring pylon by Kurt Busch (202.680 m.p.h.) who was third, Kevin Harvick (202.338) fourth and rookie contender Austin Dillon (201.873) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Jamie McMurray (201.698 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Jeff Gordon (201.652) seventh, Brad Keselowsk (201.647) eighth, Jimmie Johnson (201.241) ninth and Marcos Ambrose (201.140) posting the tenth quickest lap speed.

The teams will return later this afternoon for their 3:40 p.m.(ET) scheduled qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for this Sunday’s race.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session that afternoon from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 46th annual Quicken Loans 400 is set to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) and “television coverage” provided by TNT (the, “Have a Little NASCAR with Your Commercials,” station) beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) Countdown to Green pre-race show.

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 First Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 35.41 203.332 14 14 ---.--- ---.---
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/Superman Chevrolet 35.478 202.943 18 18 -0.068 -0.068
3 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 35.524 202.68 17 17 -0.114 -0.046
4 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 35.584 202.338 9 12 -0.174 -0.06
5 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevrolet 35.666 201.873 10 10 -0.256 -0.082
6 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 35.697 201.698 13 13 -0.287 -0.031
7 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 35.705 201.652 25 25 -0.295 -0.008
8 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 35.706 201.647 20 20 -0.296 -0.001
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 35.778 201.241 8 8 -0.368 -0.072
10 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 35.796 201.14 19 19 -0.386 -0.018
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 35.799 201.123 17 17 -0.389 -0.003
12 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet 35.813 201.044 22 24 -0.403 -0.014
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 35.848 200.848 14 14 -0.438 -0.035
14 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 35.872 200.714 14 14 -0.462 -0.024
15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 35.896 200.579 20 20 -0.486 -0.024
16 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 35.898 200.568 10 12 -0.488 -0.002
17 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 35.931 200.384 14 16 -0.521 -0.033
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil Ford 35.932 200.378 19 19 -0.522 -0.001
19 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 35.946 200.3 12 12 -0.536 -0.014
20 47 AJ Allmendinger Charter Chevrolet 35.971 200.161 12 14 -0.561 -0.025
21 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 35.988 200.067 15 18 -0.578 -0.017
22 16 Greg Biffle 3M Military Salute Ford 36.002 199.989 18 18 -0.592 -0.014
23 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 36.007 199.961 14 14 -0.597 -0.005
24 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 36.018 199.9 12 12 -0.608 -0.011
25 51 Justin Allgaier # CSS USA Airflow Systems Chevrolet 36.045 199.75 11 13 -0.635 -0.027
26 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 36.101 199.44 17 17 -0.691 -0.056
27 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 36.121 199.33 5 7 -0.711 -0.02
28 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 36.227 198.747 12 14 -0.817 -0.106
29 7 Michael Annett # Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 36.238 198.686 18 20 -0.828 -0.011
30 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 36.252 198.61 20 20 -0.842 -0.014
31 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 36.263 198.549 17 18 -0.853 -0.011
32 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota Let's Go Places Toyota 36.263 198.549 13 15 -0.853 0
33 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 36.29 198.402 14 17 -0.88 -0.027
34 36 Reed Sorenson Theme Park Connection Chevrolet 36.389 197.862 11 11 -0.979 -0.099
35 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 36.534 197.077 6 8 -1.124 -0.145
36 83 Ryan Truex Burger King Toyota 36.55 196.99 9 9 -1.14 -0.016
37 12 Juan Pablo Montoya SKF Ford 36.622 196.603 5 10 -1.212 -0.072
38 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Auto Chevrolet 36.731 196.02 9 9 -1.321 -0.109
39 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 36.82 195.546 10 12 -1.41 -0.089
40 44 JJ Yeley(i) All City Leasing & Warehousing Chevrolet 36.828 195.503 8 10 -1.418 -0.008
41 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 36.918 195.027 9 10 -1.508 -0.09
42 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 37 194.595 13 16 -1.59 -0.082
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen Chevrolet 37.165 193.731 16 16 -1.755 -0.165
44 32 Travis Kvapil Keenparts.com/Corvetteparts.net Ford 37.432 192.349 15 15 -2.022 -0.267

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCAR Media/NASCAR Statistics




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