Erik Jones Leads Opening Coca Cola 600 Practice

Erik Jones

Erik Jones turned in the fastest lap Thursday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session for Sunday night's Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jones posted a top speed of 192.713 mph in the No. 77 Toyota to lead the session. Jimmie Johnson was second fastest with a fast lap of 192.472 mph.

Kyle Larson held the second-fastest lap before he brushed the wall coming out of turn two in the closing minutes of the session. His crew was still evaluating whether or not to pull out the backup car or try and fix the damage. Larson had clocked in with a lap of 192.465 before hitting the wall. Denny Hamlin (192.465) and Kevin Harvick (192.150) rounded out the top five in the session.

Practice Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Laps Time Behind Speed
1 77 Erik Jones Toyota 5-hour ENERGY 9 28.021 0.000 192.713
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's 8 28.056 -0.035 192.472
3 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 8 28.057 -0.036 192.465
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 9 28.057 -0.036 192.465
5 4 Kevin Harvick Ford Mobil 1 5 28.103 -0.082 192.150
6 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Circle K 9 28.141 -0.120 191.891
7 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 9 28.141 -0.120 191.891
8 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft 9 28.142 -0.121 191.884
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Red, White & Blue 8 28.159 -0.138 191.768
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy GEARWRENCH 9 28.189 -0.168 191.564
11 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops 9 28.194 -0.173 191.530
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Grainger 9 28.197 -0.176 191.510
13 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota Subway 7 28.209 -0.188 191.428
14 41 Kurt Busch Ford Haas Automation 7 28.227 -0.206 191.306
15 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow Salutes Veterans 9 28.244 -0.223 191.191
16 14 Clint Bowyer Ford Haas-Automation 3 28.257 -0.236 191.103
17 24 Chase Elliott Chevy NAPA 7 28.286 -0.265 190.907
18 10 Danica Patrick Ford CODE 3 ASSOCIATES 9 28.288 -0.267 190.894
19 27 Paul Menard Chevy Knauf / Menards 11 28.290 -0.269 190.880
20 95 Michael McDowell Chevy WRL General Contractors 7 28.303 -0.282 190.792
21 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Ford EcoBoost 9 28.344 -0.323 190.517
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide Patriotic 13 28.363 -0.342 190.389
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Harris Teeter Express Lane 8 28.373 -0.352 190.322
24 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy LiftMaster 8 28.404 -0.383 190.114
25 37 Chris Buescher Chevy Kleenex – Cars3 13 28.467 -0.446 189.693
26 13 Ty Dillon Chevy GEICO Military 11 28.480 -0.459 189.607
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Ford Fastenal 7 28.500 -0.479 189.474
28 43 Regan Smith Ford United States Air Force 9 28.504 -0.483 189.447
29 32 Matt DiBenedetto Ford Cosmo Motors 7 28.677 -0.656 188.304
30 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 22 28.685 -0.664 188.252
31 34 Landon Cassill Ford CSX Play It Safe 9 28.705 -0.684 188.121
32 38 David Ragan Ford Jacob Companies 16 28.954 -0.933 186.503
33 83 Corey Lajoie Toyota Hope for the Warriors 10 29.093 -1.072 185.612
34 72 Cole Whitt Chevy RTIC Coolers 15 29.127 -1.106 185.395
35 23 Gray Gaulding Toyota Bubba Burger 22 29.231 -1.210 184.735
36 15 Reed Sorenson Chevy Low T Centers 4 29.674 -1.653 181.977
37 7 JJ Yeley Chevy Accell Construction, Inc 2 29.787 -1.766 181.287
38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevy Towne Bank 5 29.825 -1.804 181.056
39 51 Timmy Hill Chevy CharliesSoap.com 11 30.443 -2.422 177.381
40 55 Derrike Cope Toyota Twin Peaks 10 30.516 -2.495 176.956

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