Harvick Fastest in First Sprint Cup Practice at Richmond

Kevin Harvick topped the chart in the abbreviated for rain first Sprint Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway.

The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 20.919 and a speed of 129.069 mph. Joey Logano was second in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford with a time of 20.980 and a speed of 128.694 mph while Jimmie Johnson was third in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 21.063 and a speed of 128.187 mph. Carl Edwards was fourth in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 21.064 and a speed of 128.181 mph as Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five in his No. 11 JGR Toyota with a time of 21.068 and a speed of 128.156 mph.

Brad Keselowski was sixth in his No. 2 Penske Ford and Kurt Busch was seventh in his No. 41 SHR Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne was eighth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet followed by Kyle Busch who was ninth in his No. 18 JGR Toyota. AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top-10 in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet.

Tony Stewart, who was 18th in his No. 14 SHR Chevrolet, posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 120.327 mph. Casey Mears, who was 25th in his No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet, posted the second best average at a speed of 120.298 mph.


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Tucker White
My name is Tucker White. I'm currently majoring in journalism at the University of Tennessee. I started getting into NASCAR around 1998 and started following the sport full-time in 2001. I live and breathe everything related to NASCAR. I also have a burning passion for all things auto racing. I've been following Formula 1 since 2011 and am slowing getting into IndyCar. I do my best to keep up with the World Endurance Championship. But at the end of the day, NASCAR is my primary beat. Being both a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a student at UT, I'm naturally a die-hard Tennessee Volunteers fan. Especially when it comes to Tennessee Volunteers football. While I'll never stop being one, it can be the most heart-wrenching thing ever. Since 2005, this team has delivered more than its fair share of heartbreaking moments and inhuman frustration. I've stuck with the Vols from the best of times - 1998 National Champions - to the worst of times - 2005 to present - because I know that it'll make it all so worth it when the mighty Vols finally return to the top of the college football landscape. In the last few years, I started to really get into baseball. This past season, I decided to pledge my sporting allegiance to the Atlanta Braves. It didn't turn out too well as they finished 67-95 and finished fourth in the NL East. I do see great potential with the young roster and they might be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.

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