Kurt Busch leads opening Sprint Cup practice at Charlotte

Kurt Busch
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Kurt Busch led Thursday's opening Sprint Cup practice session for Sunday's Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch drove a lap of 28.002 seconds (192.843 mph) in the no. 41 Chevrolet to top the early-afternoon session, turning his fastest lap on his final trip around he 1.5-mile oval. Jimmie Johnson was second, followed by Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson.

First Practice Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Lap Time Behind
1 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Monster Energy 192.843 28.002 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's Patriotic 191.252 28.235 –0.233
3 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Subway 191.042 28.266 –0.264
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John's 190.772 28.306 –0.304
5 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 190.745 28.310 –0.308
6 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 190.584 28.334 –0.332
7 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops 190.496 28.347 –0.345
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 190.416 28.359 –0.357
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna/McDonald's 190.369 28.366 –0.364
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 190.255 28.383 –0.381
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Whelen 190.107 28.405 –0.403
12 24 Chase Elliott Chevy NAPA Auto Parts 190.087 28.408 –0.406
13 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 190.054 28.413 –0.411
14 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 189.980 28.424 –0.422
15 44 Brian Scott Ford Twisted Tea 189.947 28.429 –0.427
16 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft 189.853 28.443 –0.441
17 16 Greg Biffle Ford Cheez-It 189.747 28.459 –0.457
18 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 189.600 28.481 –0.479
19 43 Aric Almirola Ford U.S. Air Force 189.600 28.481 –0.479
20 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Harris Teeter / Bush's Beans 189.421 28.508 –0.506
21 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Cheerios 189.135 28.551 –0.549
22 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy LiftMaster 189.095 28.557 –0.555
23 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 188.712 28.615 –0.613
24 27 Paul Menard Chevy Knauf / Menards 188.640 28.626 –0.624
25 34 Chris Buescher Ford CSX – Play It Safe 188.390 28.664 –0.662
26 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota DeWalt 188.291 28.679 –0.677
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 188.199 28.693 –0.691
28 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Mobil 1 188.048 28.716 –0.714
29 23 David Ragan Toyota Bubba Burger 188.029 28.719 –0.717
30 10 Danica Patrick Chevy Nature’s Bakery 188.022 28.720 –0.718
31 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 5-Hour Energy 187.793 28.755 –0.753
32 38 Landon Cassill Ford MDS Transport 187.474 28.804 –0.802
33 7 Regan Smith Chevy Nikko RC 187.195 28.847 –0.845
34 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Hope for the Warriors 186.838 28.902 –0.900
35 95 Michael McDowell Chevy Thrivent Financial 186.599 28.939 –0.937
36 46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J 184.037 29.342 –1.340
37 98 Cole Whitt Chevy VYDOX Plus 183.849 29.372 –1.370
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford Can – Am 180.917 29.848 –1.846
39 30 Josh Wise Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 180.626 29.896 –1.894
40 55 Reed Sorenson Chevy World Record Striper Co 175.461 30.776 –2.774

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