Kyle Busch Fastest in First Cup Practice at Richmond

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.


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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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