Menard (Richard Childress Racing) had the day’s fastest lap at 156.027 mph on the 1-mile concrete oval.
Kenseth and Edwards are among those in this year’s Chase For The Sprint Cup field. Others and their position in the first practice were:
Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports), fourth; Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing), fifth; Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick), sixth; Brad Keselowski (Penske Racing), seventh; Kurt Busch (Penske), 12th; Kevin Harvick (Childress), 16th; Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick), 19th; Denny Hamlin (Gibbs), 24th; Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing), 25th; and Ryan Newman (Stewart-Haas), 28th.
Teams have one additional practice Friday, slated to begin at 2:40 p.m. ET. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday (1:40 p.m. ET).
Sunday’s race will begin at 2 p.m.