Race Weekend Central

Jimmie Johnson Fastest in First of Two Saturday Practice Sessions

In the first of two practices for Sprint Cup teams on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, last week’s race winner Jimmie Johnson was fastest with a speed of 191.89 mph. Hi Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will start fourth in tomorrow’s Kobalt 400 on FOX, was close behind in fifth.

Ryan Newman was second in practice with a speed of 189.77 mph. Meanwhile, last week’s runner-up Kevin Harvick completed the 55 minute session in third place, with Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano coming in fourth. Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top ten.

Other notable drivers include defending Las Vegas winner Brad Keselowski, who finished practice with a speed of 188.63 mph, good enough for 13th. Jeff Gordon, who will start on the pole in his final Las Vegas start, completed the practice session in 14th, followed by the final Hendrick Motorsports driver, Kasey Kahne, in 15th.

Sprint Cup Teams will have one final chance to dial in their race setups when final practice begins at 2:30 ET on FOX Sports 1.


Full results:

1. Jimmie Johnson

2. Ryan Newman

3. Kevin Harvick

4. Joey Logano

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

6. Martin Truex Jr.

7. Denny Hamlin

8. Tony Stewart

9. Kyle Larson

10. Matt Kenseth

11. Paul Menard

12. Carl Edwards

13. Brad Keselowski

14. Jeff Gordon

15. Kasey Kahne

16. David Ragan

17. Danica Patrick

18. Greg Biffle

19. AJ Allmendinger

20. Jamie McMurray

21. Casey Mears

22. Regan Smith (i)

23. Brian Scott (i)

24. Aric Almirola

25. Austin Dillon

26. Ryan Blaney

27. Justin Allgaier

28. Michael Annett

29. Brian Vickers

30. Sam Hornish Jr.

31. Alex Bowman

32. David Gilliland

33. Trevor Bayne

34. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

35. Brett Moffitt

36. Clint Bowyer

37. Michael McDowell

38. Brendan Gaughan (i)

39. Cole Whitt

40. JJ Yeley

41. Jeb Burton

42. Josh Wise

43. Landon Cassill (i)


(i) – ineligible for points

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