Kyle Busch Sweeps Sprint Cup Practice at Bristol

Kyle Busch swept both of Friday’s Sprint Cup practice sessions for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Busch topped the opening session with a lap of 14.878 seconds (128.969 mph), then came right back out and paced the second session, turning in a lap of 14.796 seconds (129.684 mph).

Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin ran second in the first practice, followed by Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Aric Almirola.

In the second session, Martin Truex, Jr. was second-quickest ahead of Matt Kenseth, Ryan Blaney and Hamlin.

First Practice

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Time Lap Behind
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 128.969 14.878 Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 128.649 14.915 –0.037
3 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Huggies 128.597 14.921 –0.043
4 24 Chase Elliott Chevy NAPA Auto Parts 128.511 14.931 –0.053
5 43 Aric Almirola Ford Waffle House 128.503 14.932 –0.054
6 2 Brad Keselowski Ford AutoTrader 128.468 14.936 –0.058
7 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Virginia Tech/Motorcraft 128.451 14.938 –0.060
8 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow – Great Stuff 128.356 14.949 –0.071
9 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops 128.339 14.951 –0.073
10 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Stanley 128.193 14.968 –0.090
11 88 Jeff Gordon Chevy Axalta 128.116 14.977 –0.099
12 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Bush's Grillin Beans 127.911 15.001 –0.123
13 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Monster Energy 127.894 15.003 –0.125
14 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 127.835 15.010 –0.132
15 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Busch Beer 127.792 15.015 –0.137
16 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy AARP 127.775 15.017 –0.139
17 27 Paul Menard Chevy Knauf / Menards 127.750 15.020 –0.142
18 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 127.682 15.028 –0.150
19 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 127.631 15.034 –0.156
20 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna Chevrolet 127.470 15.053 –0.175
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Kobalt 127.444 15.056 –0.178
22 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 127.368 15.065 –0.187
23 34 Chris Buescher Ford Love's Travel Stops 127.208 15.084 –0.206
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 127.031 15.105 –0.227
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ford EcoBoost 126.930 15.117 –0.239
26 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Haas Automation 126.804 15.132 –0.254
27 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 5-Hour Energy 126.762 15.137 –0.259
28 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 126.679 15.147 –0.269
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Cosmo Motors 126.595 15.157 –0.279
30 10 Danica Patrick Chevy Nature's Bakery 126.528 15.165 –0.287
31 95 Michael McDowell Chevy Thrivent Financial 126.461 15.173 –0.295
32 7 Regan Smith Chevy APC Chevrolet 126.337 15.188 –0.310
33 38 Landon Cassill Ford MDS Transport 126.154 15.210 –0.332
34 44 Brian Scott Ford Medallion Financial 125.313 15.312 –0.434
35 23 David Ragan Toyota Dr. Pepper 125.297 15.314 –0.436
36 30 Josh Wise Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 124.589 15.401 –0.523
37 98 Cole Whitt Chevy Carolina Skiff 123.770 15.503 –0.625
38 46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J 123.427 15.546 –0.668
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford Can-Am 123.071 15.591 –0.713
40 55 Reed Sorenson Chevy TBD 120.286 15.952 –1.074



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