Jimmie Johnson tops final Cup practice at Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson turned the fastest lap in Friday’s second and final NASCAR Cup practice of the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The seven-time Cup champion clocked a best speed of 179.432 mph around the 1.5-mile oval.

Johnson and his Chevrolet were followed by five Fords.

Clint Bowyer, who was second-fastest in the first practice earlier in the day, was once again second-fast in the final session at 179.271 mph.

Aric Almirola, who was fastest in the first practice, was third-fastest in the final session at 179.170 mph.

Rounding out the top-5 were Kevin Harvick at 179.015 mph and Matt DiBenedetto at 178.814 mph.

Final Practice Results

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Behind Gap
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet 30.095 179.432 —.— —.—
2 14 Clint Bowyer BlueDEF Ford 30.122 179.271 -0.027 -0.027
3 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 30.139 179.170 -0.044 -0.017
4 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 30.165 179.015 -0.070 -0.026
5 21 Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 30.199 178.814 -0.104 -0.034
6 6 Ross Chastain(i) Wyndham Rewards Ford 30.225 178.660 -0.130 -0.026
7 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 30.265 178.424 -0.170 -0.040
8 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Pennzoil Ford 30.276 178.359 -0.181 -0.011
9 38 John Hunter Berry's Bullets Ford 30.293 178.259 -0.198 -0.017
10 88 Alex Bowman Llumar Chevrolet 30.322 178.089 -0.227 -0.029
11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 30.332 178.030 -0.237 -0.010
12 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 30.347 177.942 -0.252 -0.015
13 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 30.349 177.930 -0.254 -0.002
14 1 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet 30.350 177.924 -0.255 -0.001
15 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 30.354 177.901 -0.259 -0.004
16 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 30.361 177.860 -0.266 -0.007
17 41 Cole Custer # Production Alliance Group/Haas Ford 30.366 177.830 -0.271 -0.005
18 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 30.380 177.749 -0.285 -0.014
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 30.418 177.526 -0.323 -0.038
20 95 Christopher Bell # Rheem/RTP Toyota 30.420 177.515 -0.325 -0.002
21 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Tracker OffRoad 30.442 177.387 -0.347 -0.022
22 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 30.461 177.276 -0.366 -0.019
23 8 Tyler Reddick # TAME The BEAST Chevrolet 30.474 177.200 -0.379 -0.013
24 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger Chevrolet 30.481 177.160 -0.386 -0.007
25 37 Ryan Preece Natural Light Seltzer Chevrolet 30.491 177.101 -0.396 -0.010
26 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 30.520 176.933 -0.425 -0.029
27 20 Erik Jones Irwin SPEEDBOR Toyota 30.524 176.910 -0.429 -0.004
28 18 Kyle Busch Snickers White Toyota 30.543 176.800 -0.448 -0.019
29 43 Bubba Wallace Coke Energy Chevrolet 30.653 176.165 -0.558 -0.110
30 *96 Daniel Suarez Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota 30.833 175.137 -0.738 -0.180
31 32 Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Ford 31.020 174.081 -0.925 -0.187
32 15 Brennan Poole # Goettl Chevrolet 31.179 173.193 -1.084 -0.159
33 00 Quin Houff # Victory Weekend Chevrolet 31.370 172.139 -1.275 -0.191
34 52 JJ Yeley(i) Ford 31.378 172.095 -1.283 -0.008
35 77 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.480 171.537 -1.385 -0.102
36 53 Joey Gase(i) Nevada Donor Network Ford 31.980 168.856 -1.885 -0.500
37 51 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 32.274 167.317 -2.179 -0.294
38 *66 Timmy Hill(i) Toyota 32.905 164.109 -2.810 -0.631

* Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average

Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick 27 36 177.636
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 2 11 177.500
3 6 Ross Chastain(i) 2 11 177.416
4 88 Alex Bowman 1 10 177.375
5 1 Kurt Busch 2 11 177.084
6 14 Clint Bowyer 1 10 176.927
7 24 William Byron 2 11 176.838
8 11 Denny Hamlin 7 16 176.831
9 42 Kyle Larson 2 11 176.822
10 10 Aric Almirola 24 33 176.723
11 38 John Hunter Nemechek # 1 10 176.599
12 13 Ty Dillon 2 11 176.582
13 95 Christopher Bell # 24 33 176.581
14 2 Brad Keselowski 3 12 176.553
15 18 Kyle Busch 2 11 176.459
16 9 Chase Elliott 3 12 176.345
17 41 Cole Custer # 1 10 176.205
18 12 Ryan Blaney 46 55 176.193
19 8 Tyler Reddick # 2 11 176.193
20 22 Joey Logano 1 10 176.150
21 17 Chris Buescher 2 11 175.972
22 19 Martin Truex Jr. 10 19 175.937
23 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 10 19 175.651
24 3 Austin Dillon 28 37 175.301
25 20 Erik Jones 28 37 174.984
26 34 Michael McDowell 22 31 174.804
27 43 Bubba Wallace 9 18 174.672
28 96 * Daniel Suarez 7 16 173.596
29 32 Corey LaJoie 6 15 173.425
30 21 Matt DiBenedetto 25 34 171.570

* Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

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