Truex Fastest in First Practice at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. topped the chart in first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway.

The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was the fastest with a time of 21.743 and a speed of 124.178 mph. Erik Jones was second in his No. 77 Furniture Row Toyota with a time of 21.945 and a speed of 123.035 mph. Ryan Blaney was third in his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford with a time of 21.992 and a speed of 122.772 mph. Trevor Bayne was fourth in his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford with a time of 22.116 and a speed of 122.084 mph. Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 22.181 and a speed of 121.726 mph.

Kasey Kahne, who clocked in the 22nd fastest single lap, posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 119.324 mph.

The only incident of the session occurred 74 minutes into the session when Jones spun out and made slight contact with the wall.


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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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