Newman tops opening practice in Atlanta

Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch practicing
Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch practicing

Ryan Newman topped the leaderboard in Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway at 187.875 mph in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Right behind him was Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Chevrolet at 187.735 mph.

Rounding out the top five were: Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 187.595 mph, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 187.494 mph and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford at 187.487 mph.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying is the next scheduled Monster Energy Series event at 5:45 p.m. ET (FS1).

Practice 1 Results

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar 187.875 29.509 LEADER
2 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's 187.735 29.531 -0.022
3 18 Kyle Busch M&M's 187.595 29.553 -0.044
4 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt 187.494 29.569 -0.060
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal 187.487 29.57 -0.061
6 42 Kyle Larson Target 187.475 29.572 -0.063
7 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance 187.266 29.605 -0.096
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground 187.19 29.617 -0.108
9 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 186.868 29.668 -0.159
10 2 Brad Keselowski AutoTrader 186.824 29.675 -0.166
11 78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 186.686 29.697 -0.188
12 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare 186.61 29.709 -0.200
13 47 AJ Allmendinger TBD 186.459 29.733 -0.224
14 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation 186.228 29.77 -0.261
15 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods 186.184 29.777 -0.268
16 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS 186.159 29.781 -0.272
17 13 Ty Dillon GEICO 186.078 29.794 -0.285
18 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil 185.816 29.836 -0.327
19 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts 185.685 29.857 -0.348
20 3 Austin Dillon Dow Quikrete 185.084 29.954 -0.445
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's 184.985 29.970 -0.461
22 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards 184.899 29.984 -0.475
23 14 Clint Bowyer Haas 184.689 30.018 -0.509
24 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Click List 184.609 30.031 -0.522
25 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's 184.505 30.048 -0.539
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 184.223 30.094 -0.585
27 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental 184.211 30.096 -0.587
28 38 David Ragan TBD 183.777 30.167 -0.658
29 77 Erik Jones SiriusXM 182.844 30.321 -0.812
30 34 Landon Cassill CSX – Play it Safe 182.753 30.336 -0.827
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can – Am 182.38 30.398 -0.889
32 95 Michael McDowell KLove Radio / WRL Contractors 181.526 30.541 -1.032
33 72 Cole Whitt Rinnai 180.633 30.692 -1.183
34 23 Gray Gaulding Dr. Pepper 178.608 31.04 -1.531
35 15 Reed Sorenson TBD 176.011 31.498 -1.989
36 *83 Corey Lajoie Dustless Blasting 175.816 31.533 -2.024
37 *55 Derrike Cope Wade Tractor & Equipment 175.039 31.673 -2.164
38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Little Joes Autos / Curtis Key Plumbing 171.249 32.374 -2.865
39 *51 Cody Ware Spoonful of Music Foundation 168.036 32.993 -3.484

Leave a Reply