May 14, 2016

Kyle Busch posts top speed in second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice

Kyle Busch led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing cars at the top of the field in the second practice session for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

Kyle Busch prepares for Saturday’s practice session for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. GETTY IMAGES

Busch turned a fast lap of 157.839 mph, followed by teammates Denny Hamlin (157.356 mph) and Carl Edwards (157.006 mph). Ryan Newman (156.760 mph) and Kurt Busch (156.590) rounded out the top five.

Kevin Harvick, who had the fastest speed in Friday’s first session which earned him the top starting spot for Sunday’s race after qualifying was canceled due to rain, was 10th quickest with a fast lap of 156.413 mph.

The three drivers involved in Friday’s serious crash were toward the back of the practice speeds in the second session. Danica Patrick (154.447 mph) was 25th , Jamie McMurray (154.434 mph) was 26th and Tony Stewart (153.702 mph) was 34th.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying record at the Monster Mile belongs to Brad Keselowski, who turned a lap of 164.444 mph on May 30, 2014.



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