Kyle Busch posted the fastest time in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway.
The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.318 and a speed of 120.979 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 22.379 and a speed of 120.649 mph. Denny Hamlin was third in his No. 11 JGR Toyota with a time of 22.397 and a speed of 120.552 mph. Kasey Kahne was fourth in his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 22.418 and a speed of 120.439 mph while Matt Kenseth rounded out the top-five in his No. 20 JGR Toyota with a time of 22.461 and a speed of 120.208 mph.
Jeff Gordon was sixth in his No. 88 HMS Chevrolet. Joey Logano was seventh in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Carl Edwards was eighth in his No. 19 JGR Toyota. Jamie McMurray was ninth in his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Kyle Larson rounded out the top-10 in his No. 42 CGR Chevrolet.
Busch posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 119.781 mph. Truex was second at an average speed of 119.458 mph. Edwards was third at an average speed of 118.840 mph.
The Sprint Cup Series is back on track at noon for final practice.