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Paul Menard Leads Second Practice at Chicagoland

Paul Menard Leads Second Practice at Chicagoland

by September 13, 2014 0 comments

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JOLIET, Ill. — Paul Menard paced second practice for the MyAFibStory.com 400 early Saturday morning with a lap of 28.606 seconds around Chicagoland Speedway.

Race pace for the 43 drivers entered for Sunday’s race was tested in the 50-minute session with drivers running as many as 39 laps in practice. Menard’s session-leading time would be four tenths of a second slower than Kyle Busch’s opening practice-leading time from yesterday afternoon.

Kasey Kahne would be the second-quickest driver of the session with a lap of 28.757 seconds, a tenth-and-a-half of a second slower than Menard’s time. Fellow chasers Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, and Carl Edwards would round out the top-five while Brian Vickers, Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johnson would round out the top-10.

One caution flag would fly during practice for a hard hit into the wall by Kyle Larson just five minutes into the session. Larson, the leading driver in the Rookie of the Year standings, will forfeit his 10th-place starting position for tomorrow as he will go to a backup for the MyAFibStory.com 400.

One more practice session remains for the Sprint Cup Series today. Final practice will be a 50-minute session that starts at 2:00 p.m EST/1:00 p.m CST. FOX Sports 2 will have television coverage of the session.

Top-10 Second Practice Speeds for the MyAFibStory.com 400

  1. 27 – Paul Menard – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 28.606 | Leader
  2. 5 – Kasey Kahne – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.757 | -0.151
  3. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Chevrolet – Stewart-Haas Racing – 28.768 | -0.162
  4. 24 – Jeff Gordon – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.781 | -0.175
  5. 99 – Carl Edwards – Ford – Roush-Fenway Racing – 28.820 | -0.214
  6. 55 – Brian Vickers – Toyota – Michael Waltrip Racing – 28.826 | -0.220
  7. 43 – Aric Almirola – Ford – Richard Petty Motorsports – 28.842 | -0.236
  8. 16 – Greg Biffle – Ford – Roush-Fenway Racing – 28.853 | -0.247
  9. 88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.919 | -0.313
  10. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.953 | -0.347
Kyle Pokrefky
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