Martin Truex, Jr. Tops Final Coca Cola 600 Practice at Charlotte

Martin Truex, Jr.
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Coca-Cola 600 polesitter Martin Truex, Jr. topped the speed charts during Saturday's early afternoon practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway – the final tune-up for the Sprint Cup teams before Sunday's night's event.

Truex, Jr. turned in 27 laps over the course of the final session and clocked in with a fast lap of 186.387 mph in the no. 78 Toyota to lead the field. Kurt Busch, who had led the first practice session held earlier in the day, ran second-fastest with a lap of 185.733 mph, followed by Jimmie Johnson who ran 185.401 mph. Joey Logano (185.109) and Greg Biffle (184.938) made up the rest of the top five.

Final Practice Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Lap Time Behind
1 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops 186.387 28.972 Leader
2 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Monster Energy 185.733 29.074 –0.102
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's Patriotic 185.401 29.126 –0.154
4 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 185.109 29.172 –0.200
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Cheez-It 184.938 29.199 –0.227
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 184.824 29.217 –0.245
7 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 184.653 29.244 –0.272
8 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota DeWalt 184.634 29.247 –0.275
9 27 Paul Menard Chevy Knauf / Menards 184.489 29.270 –0.298
10 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft 184.395 29.285 –0.313
11 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Subway 184.363 29.290 –0.318
12 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Cheerios 184.344 29.293 –0.321
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 184.175 29.320 –0.348
14 34 Chris Buescher Ford CSX – Play It Safe 184.156 29.323 –0.351
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's RWB 184.024 29.344 –0.372
16 43 Aric Almirola Ford U.S. Air Force 183.861 29.370 –0.398
17 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 183.842 29.373 –0.401
18 24 Chase Elliott Chevy NAPA Auto Parts 183.767 29.385 –0.413
19 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 183.723 29.392 –0.420
20 10 Danica Patrick Chevy Nature’s Bakery 183.630 29.407 –0.435
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 183.574 29.416 –0.444
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Whelen 183.424 29.440 –0.468
23 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 183.256 29.467 –0.495
24 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John's 183.150 29.484 –0.512
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna/McDonald's 182.933 29.519 –0.547
26 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Mobil 1 182.778 29.544 –0.572
27 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Harris Teeter 182.704 29.556 –0.584
28 44 Brian Scott Ford Twisted Tea 182.562 29.579 –0.607
29 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy LiftMaster 182.205 29.637 –0.665
30 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 5-Hour Energy 182.045 29.663 –0.691
31 23 David Ragan Toyota Bubba Burger 181.622 29.732 –0.760
32 38 Landon Cassill Ford MDS Transport 181.574 29.740 –0.768
33 95 Michael McDowell Chevy Thrivent Financial 181.299 29.785 –0.813
34 7 Regan Smith Chevy Nikko RC 181.257 29.792 –0.820
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Hope for the Warriors 180.042 29.993 –1.021
36 46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J 178.725 30.214 –1.242
37 30 Josh Wise Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 177.995 30.338 –1.366
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford Can – Am 176.655 30.568 –1.596

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