Race Weekend Central

Jeff Gordon Paces First NSCS Practice Session

After weather forced some changes to the scheduled on-track activities on Friday at Kansas Speedway, the first practice session began right around noon. The session lasted for an hour and a half and, at the end, Jeff Gordon was the fastest driver. Gordon ran the fastest lap time of 27.515 sec at 196.257 mph. Gordon won last week’s race at Dover and hopes to continue that momentum into this weekend’s race.

Kevin Harvick, who is still searching for his first Chase race win this season, was second fastest with a speed of 196.178mph. One of last week’s eliminations, Greg Biffle was third, followed by Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Aric Almirola, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 10.

Qualifying will begin later today at 5:45PM ET, and the teams will have two more practice sessions on Saturday.

The Hollywood Casino 400 will start at 2:00PM ET this coming Sunday.


Full rundown.

1. Jeff Gordon

2. Kevin Harvick

3. Greg Biffle

4. Kyle Larson

5. Austin Dillon

6. Jamie McMurray

7. Kasey Kahne

8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

9. Aric Almirola

10. Ryan Newman

11. Paul Menard

12. Joey Logano

13. Brian Vickers

14. Jimmie Johnson

15. AJ Allmendinger

16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

17. Justin Allgaier

18. Brad Keselowski

19. Clint Bowyer

20. Martin Truex Jr.

21. Carl Edwards

22. Danica Patrick

23. Tony Stewart

24. Casey Mears

25. Kyle Busch

26. Denny Hamlin

27. Kurt Busch

28. Matt Kenseth

29. Marcos Ambrose

30. Michael McDowell

31. Reed Sorenson

32. Michael Annett

33. David Gilliland

34. Mike Bliss

35. Landon Cassill

36. Cole Whitt

37. JJ Yeley

38. Josh Wise

39. Alex Bowman

40. David Ragan

41. Timmy Hill

42. Joey Gase

43. Mike Wallace

About the author

Promoted to editor in 2013, Summer is one of Frontstretch’s fast-rising young talents. While contributing to social media efforts, she also writes the weekly "Up To Speed" column. A Kansas native, Summer graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2015. She also contributes to other media outlets such as Kickin' The Tires.

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