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Fords Stand Out in First Sprint Cup Series Practice

If Friday afternoon’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice is any indication, a Ford will be in Victory Late at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Carl Edwards paced the field at a speed of 192.055 mph in 28.117 seconds followed by teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in second. Nationwide Series regular Sam Hornish Jr. was third.

Martin Truex Jr. was the highest non-Ford in the field, posting a time of 28.202 which was good enough for fourth place in the No. 56 Toyota.

Aric Almirola, who came very close to winning his first Sprint Cup Series race last year in Kansas Speedway, rounded at the top five.

Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 10.

Practice was mostly incident free except for one incident where Kyle Busch ran up the track into the wall. He will have to go to a back-up car, but will not need to start at the back of the field unless he changes engines as the wreck happened before qualifying.

Rookie Danica Patrick was 33rd.

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