Blogs

Kyle Larson Fastest in Kobalt 400 First Practice

Kyle Larson Fastest in Kobalt 400 First Practice

by March 6, 2015 0 comments

Photo credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images

LAS VEGAS — Kyle Larson led the way in first practice for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pacing the 75-minute session with a lap of 28.177 seconds.

Rounding out the top-10 on the speed chart following the driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet were Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick.

Brian Vickers, who is making his return to the Sprint Cup Series this week, completed the most circuits around the mile-and-a-half speedway with 23 while Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, David Gilliland, Brendan Gaughan, Travis Kvapil, and Mike Wallace completed the fewer laps of the session with each driver completing eight laps.

Casey Mears, who ran 19th-fastest overall, was the fastest driver over a 10-lap average with an average speed of 183.021 miles per hour across his run.

Only qualifying remains on the Friday schedule for the 48 teams entered for the Kobalt 400. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 4:50 p.m PT and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

Top-10 First Practice Speeds for the Kobalt 400

  1. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing – 28.177 | Leader
  2. 24 – Jeff Gordon – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.239 | -0.062
  3. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Ford – Team Penske – 28.267 | -0.090
  4. 18 – David Ragan – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 28.276 | -0.099
  5. 1 – Jamie McMurray – Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing – 28.297 | -0.120
  6. 22 – Joey Logano – Ford – Team Penske – 28.298 | -0.121
  7. 19 – Carl Edwards – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 28.313 | -0.136
  8. 31 – Ryan Newman – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 28.332 | -0.155
  9. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 28.338 | -0.161
  10. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Chevrolet – Stewart-Haas Racing – 28.339 | -0.162

 

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

No Comments so far

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Leave a Comment