Here’s a recap of everything that happened Saturday at Martinsville Speedway in the second and final practice sessions for the Sprint Cup drivers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 19.522 and a speed of 96.998 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was second with a time of 19.546 and a speed of 96.879 mph. Ryan Newman was third with a time of 19.547 and a speed of 96.874 mph. Joey Logano was fourth with a time of 19.571 and a speed of 96.755 mph. Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five with a time of 19.576 and a speed of 96.731 mph.
Kyle Busch finished sixth followed by Matt Kenseth in seventh and Tony Stewart in eighth. Jimmie Johnson finished ninth with Greg Biffle rounding out the top-10.
Of the remaining Chase-eligible drivers, Kevin Harvick finished 13th, Kurt Busch finished 15th, Jeff Gordon finished 16th and Brad Keselowski finished 18th.
Carl Edwards was the lowest-finishing Chase driver in 20th.
Johnson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 19.500 and a speed of 97.108 mph. Harvick was second with a time of 19.578 and a speed of 96.721 mph. Keselowski was third with a time of 19.578 and a speed of 96.721 mph. Paul Menard was fourth with a time of 19.580 and a speed of 96.711 mph. Earnhardt rounded out the top-five with a time of 19.615 and a speed of 96.538 mph.
Casey Mears finished sixth followed by Logano in seventh place. Truex, Hamlin and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top-10.
Jeff Gordon finished 12th, Kurt Busch finished 19th and Carl Edwards was the lowest-finishing Chase driver in 21st.