McMurray Fastest in First Practice

TALLADEGA, Ala.– Jamie McMurray topped the chart in the first Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway.

The driver of the No. 1 Jamie McMurray was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 47.943 and a speed of 199.737 mph. Chase Elliott was second in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 47.945 and a speed of 199.729 mph. Kurt Busch was third in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 48.022 and a speed of 199.409 mph. Danica Patrick was fourth in his No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 48.028 and a speed of 199.384 mph. Trevor Bayne rounded out the top-five in his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford with a time of 48.044 and a speed of 199.317 mph.

Kevin Harvick was sixth in his No. 4 SHR Chevrolet. Casey Mears was seventh in his No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet. Joey Logano was eighth in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Kyle Larson was ninth in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Michael McDowell rounded out the top-10 in his No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet.

Larson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 195.541 mph. Logano was second at an average speed of 195.169 mph.

The Sprint Cup Series is back on track this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET for final practice.


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Tucker White
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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