NASCAR: Busch leads 2nd practice in Sonoma

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch topped the leaderboard at Sonoma Raceway for the Sprint Cup Series final practice session on Friday evening. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota recorded a high speed of 96.175 mph around the road course.

Last year's Sonoma winner, Carl Edwards, took the second position in the final practice with a high speed of 96.030 mph on the road course. Edwards' 2014 first-place finish at Sonoma earned him his first Sprint Cup Series road-victory of his career.

Kurt Busch rounded out the top three with a fastest speed of 95.992 mph.

The winner of today's first practice, Clint Bowyer took the fourth position (95.942 mph) while Pocono winner, Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five with a 95.839 mph fastest lap around the California road course.

The undisputed King of Sonoma, Jeff Gordon, finished the final practice session in the sixth spot (95.750 mph) as he gets ready for one last race here as a full time Sprint Cup Series driver.

Some notable names outside the leaders were Dale Jr., who finished third last year, in the 21st position and AJ Allmendinger who took the 23rd spot in tonight's race. Allmendinger is NASCAR's second most successful road course driver, falling only behind the No.24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

With 10 minutes left Michael Annett stalled on the track, bringing out the caution.

Results

Pos Car # Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Crispy 96.175 74.489 Leader
2 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Stanley 96.03 74.602 0.113
3 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 95.992 74.631 0.142
4 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 95.942 74.67 0.181
5 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row/Visser Precision 95.84 74.75 0.261
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES 95.75 74.82 0.331
7 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips 95.655 74.894 0.405
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford Jacob Companies 95.524 74.997 0.508
9 95 Michael McDowell Ford KLOVE Radio 95.452 75.053 0.564
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet LOWE'S PRO SERVICES 95.319 75.158 0.669
11 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 95.165 75.28 0.791
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet WIX Filters 95.061 75.362 0.873
13 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Richmond/Menards 94.935 75.462 0.973
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Ford Fusion 94.905 75.486 0.997
15 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Viva Vantage 94.844 75.535 1.046
16 38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops 94.794 75.574 1.085
17 35 Cole Whitt Ford Uponor 94.78 75.586 1.097
18 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota Dr Pepper 94.769 75.594 1.105
19 43 Aric Almirola Ford Nathans Famous 94.704 75.646 1.157
20 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Folds of Honor / Outback Steakhouse / Budweiser 94.687 75.66 1.171
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Microsoft 94.627 75.708 1.219
22 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 94.614 75.718 1.229
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kingsford Charcoal 94.593 75.735 1.246
24 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 94.457 75.844 1.355
25 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 94.442 75.856 1.367
26 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 94.4 75.89 1.401
27 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet CESSNA 94.395 75.894 1.405
28 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 94.288 75.98 1.491
29 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Alliance Truck Parts 94.253 76.008 1.519
30 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Burger King 94.143 76.097 1.608
31 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 94.024 76.193 1.704
32 55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 93.97 76.237 1.748
33 32 Boris Said Ford Loss Prevention Group 93.647 76.5 2.011
34 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt 93.594 76.543 2.054
35 98 Josh Wise Ford Dogecoin 93.56 76.571 2.082
36 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal Ford Fusion 93.533 76.593 2.104
37 34 Justin Marks Ford Dockside Logistics 93.481 76.636 2.147
38 26 Jeb Burton Toyota Maxim Fantasy Sports 93.118 76.935 2.446
39 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare Ford Fusion 93.033 77.005 2.516
40 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet Media Cast 92.854 77.153 2.664
41 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet Golden Corral 92.793 77.204 2.715
42 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet Bene-fit 91.831 78.013 3.524
43 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet TBA 91.743 78.088 3.599
44 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet TBA 91.168 78.58 4.091

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