Busch leads opening practice

Kurt Busch

Stewart Hass Racing's Kurt Busch led opening practice for the Auto Club 400 earlier today at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. With a lap of 186.741 miles per hour in the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Busch was 0.28 seconds clear of second place Denny Hamlin.

Martin Truex, Jr. was third with Brad Keselowski the fastest Ford in fourth. Six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top-five.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Practice times below…

Pos # Driver Sponsor Speed Best Behind
1 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation 186.741 38.556 Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips 185.385 38.838 –0.282
3 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row/Visser Precision 185.180 38.881 –0.325
4 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth 185.019 38.915 –0.359
5 48 Jimmie Johnson LOWE'S PRO SERVICES 185.000 38.919 –0.363
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 184.871 38.946 –0.390
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar 184.767 38.968 –0.412
8 18 David Ragan Interstate Batteries 184.379 39.050 –0.494
9 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta 184.280 39.071 –0.515
10 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental 184.058 39.118 –0.562
11 19 Carl Edwards Subway 183.814 39.170 –0.614
12 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's/ Budweiser 183.645 39.206 –0.650
13 3 Austin Dillon Dow 183.538 39.229 –0.673
14 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt 183.486 39.240 –0.684
15 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable 183.369 39.265 –0.709
16 22 Joey Logano AAA So. California 183.253 39.290 –0.734
17 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's 183.211 39.299 –0.743
18 47 AJ Allmendinger Scott Products 183.155 39.311 –0.755
19 42 Kyle Larson Target 183.006 39.343 –0.787
20 7 Alex Bowman Nikko RC/Toy State Car 182.997 39.345 –0.789
21 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield 182.871 39.372 –0.816
22 15 Clint Bowyer BlueDEF 182.857 39.375 –0.819
23 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 182.514 39.449 –0.893
24 33 Brian Scott Whitetail 182.436 39.466 –0.910
25 27 Paul Menard FVP / Menards 182.380 39.478 –0.922
26 16 Greg Biffle Clean Harbors Ford Fusion 181.892 39.584 –1.028
27 55 Brett Moffitt Janssen 181.548 39.659 –1.103
28 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt 181.420 39.687 –1.131
29 34 Chris Buescher Dockside Logistics 181.310 39.711 –1.155
30 13 Casey Mears No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 181.219 39.731 –1.175
31 46 Michael Annett Cypress 180.800 39.823 –1.267
32 9 Sam Hornish Jr Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine 180.777 39.828 –1.272
33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr NOS Energy Drink Ford Fusion 180.768 39.830 –1.274
34 35 Cole Whitt Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters 180.628 39.861 –1.305
35 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 179.847 40.034 –1.478
36 26 Jeb Burton Maxim.com 179.641 40.080 –1.524
37 98 Josh Wise Curb Records/Lee Brice 179.574 40.095 –1.539
38 40 Landon Cassill Precon Marine 179.439 40.125 –1.569
39 32 Mike Bliss King Taco 178.753 40.279 –1.723
40 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops 178.713 40.288 –1.732
41 23 J.J. Yeley Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 178.625 40.308 –1.752
42 29 Reed Sorenson None 178.540 40.327 –1.771
43 44 Travis Kvapil Phoenix Warehouse 177.940 40.463 –1.907
44 83 Matt DiBenedetto Burger King 175.174 41.102 –2.546
45 62 Brendan Gaughan TBA 174.571 41.244 –2.688

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