Hamlin over 200 MPH in opening practice

Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Toyota ace Denny Hamlin was fastest in the only Friday practice session at Michigan International Speedway with a lap of 202.230 mph.

Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota registered a 202.230-mph lap around the 2-mile track. Of the 40 cars to post speeds in the 50-minute session, 15 cracked the 200-mph barrier.

Kurt Busch was second fastest at 201.901mph. Daniel Suarez was third fastest at 201.850mph with Ryan Blaney fourth fastest at 201.794mph, and Kyle Busch completed the top five at 201.782mph.

The rest of the top 10 were Joey Logano (201.596mph), Clint Bowyer (201.596mph), Kyle Larson (201.455mph), Alex Bowman (201.387mph) and Paul Menard (201.337mph).

The majority of the Chevy drivers were out to lunch due to the fact the Camaro body is a slug.

Results

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed -Behind -Gap
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 35.603 202.230 —.— —.—
2 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Ford 35.661 201.901 -0.058 -0.058
3 19 Daniel Suarez Stanley Toyota 35.670 201.850 -0.067 -0.009
4 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Knauf Insulation Ford 35.680 201.794 -0.077 -0.010
5 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 35.682 201.782 -0.079 -0.002
6 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 35.715 201.596 -0.112 -0.033
7 14 Clint Bowyer Haas 30 Years of the VF1 Ford 35.715 201.596 -0.112 -0.000
8 42 Kyle Larson DC Solar Chevrolet 35.740 201.455 -0.137 -0.025
9 88 Alex Bowman Axalta Chevrolet 35.752 201.387 -0.149 -0.012
10 21 Paul Menard Earn While You Learn/NewFordTech. 35.761 201.337 -0.158 -0.009
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota 35.786 201.196 -0.183 -0.025
12 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light/Mobil 1 Ford 35.790 201.174 -0.187 -0.004
13 3 Austin Dillon Dow WE Are Innovators Chevrolet 35.844 200.870 -0.241 -0.054
14 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 35.892 200.602 -0.289 -0.048
15 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 35.905 200.529 -0.302 -0.013
16 20 Erik Jones Doosan Toyota 36.009 199.950 -0.406 -0.104
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 36.019 199.895 -0.416 -0.010
18 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 36.028 199.845 -0.425 -0.009
19 37 Chris Buescher Slim Jim Chevrolet 36.058 199.678 -0.455 -0.030
20 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 36.130 199.280 -0.527 -0.072
21 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Cessna Chevrolet 36.164 199.093 -0.561 -0.034
22 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 36.170 199.060 -0.567 -0.006
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 36.365 197.993 -0.762 -0.195
24 38 David Ragan Louis Kemp Crab Delights Ford 36.542 197.034 -0.939 -0.177
25 34 Michael McDowell Dockside Logistics Ford 36.587 196.791 -0.984 -0.045
26 95 Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 36.741 195.966 -1.138 -0.154
27 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet 36.814 195.578 -1.211 -0.073
28 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 36.820 195.546 -1.217 -0.006
29 00 Landon Cassill Mane n Tail Chevrolet 36.873 195.265 -1.270 -0.053
30 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Rehydrate Ford 36.908 195.080 -1.305 -0.035
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Harvest Investments & Properties Ford 36.990 194.647 -1.387 -0.082
32 43 Bubba Wallace # Medallion Bank/Petty's Garage Chevrolet 37.034 194.416 -1.431 -0.044
33 72 Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Chevrolet 37.892 190.014 -2.289 -0.858
34 15 Reed Sorenson Solomon Plumbing Chevrolet 38.092 189.016 -2.489 -0.200
35 51 BJ McLeod(i) Jacob Companies Chevrolet 38.206 188.452 -2.603 -0.114
36 *99 Gray Gaulding StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 38.317 187.906 -2.714 -0.111
37 *7 Garrett Smithley(i) Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Chevrolet 38.370 187.647 -2.767 -0.053
38 *96 Jeffrey Earnhardt Xtreme Concepts/Project K9 Hero Toyota 38.507 186.979 -2.904 -0.137
39 23 Blake Jones Tennessee XXX Moonshine Toyota 39.424 182.630 -3.821 -0.917
40 *66 Timmy Hill(i) Rewards.com Chevrolet 39.524 182.168 -3.921 -0.100

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