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Brad Keselowski And Kasey Kahne Lead The Way In Practice at Richmond International Raceway

Brad Keselowski And Kasey Kahne Lead The Way In Practice at Richmond International Raceway

by April 24, 2015 0 comments

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RICHMOND, Va. – Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski paced first practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne led the way in final practice at Richmond International Raceway on Friday.

First Practice:

Brad Keselowski who won in the fall of 2014 at Richmond International Speedway topped the speed chart in first practice with a lap of 21.414 seconds at 126.086 mph. Three-time Richmond winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second. Kevin Harvick finished out the session in third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer.

Landon Cassill had the best 10 consecutive lap average with an average speed of 123.336 mph. Jimmie Johnson was second with an average speed of 123. 293 mph, and Clint Bowyer was third with a speed of 123.015 mph.

First Practice Results:

1.) #2 Brad Keselowski | Alliance Truck Parts | Ford | 21.414 seconds | 126.086 mph

2.) #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. | Nationwide | Chevrolet | 21.498 seconds | 125.593 mph

3.) #4 Kevin Harvick | Jimmy John’s/Budweiser | Chevrolet | 21.511 seconds | 125.517 mph

4.) #48 Jimmie Johnson | Lowe’s Pro Services | Chevrolet | 21.565 seconds | 125.203 mph

5.) #15 Clint Bowyer | AAA Insurance | Toyota | 21.570 seconds | 125.174 mph

6.) #78 Martin Truex Jr. | Furniture Row/Visser Precision | Chevrolet | 21.578 seconds | 125.127 mph

7.) #42 Kyle Larson | Target | Chevrolet | 21.600 seconds | 125.000 mph

8.) #47AJ Allmendinger | Scott Products | Chevrolet | 21.622 seconds | 124.873 mph

9.) #22 Joey Logano | Shell Pennzoil | Ford | 21.630 seconds | 124.827 mph

10.) #11Denny Hamlin | FedEx Ground | Toyota | 21.634 seconds | 124.804 mph

Final Practice:

Kasey Kahne was 27th fastest during the first practice session, but in final practice, he set the fastest lap. His chart topping lap was 126.357 seconds at 21.368 mph. Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle was also slow in first practice, finishing out the session in 16th, however, he jumped up to second on the board in final practice. Carl Edwards finished out the session in the third position. Jamie McMurray and Virginia native, Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five.

Kevin Harvick is always a threat for the victory when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Richmond International Raceway, and on Friday, he had the best 10 consecutive lap average with an average speed of 122.212 mph in final practice. Carl Edwards was second with an average speed of 122.181 mph, and AJ Allmendinger was third with an average speed of 122.139 mph.

Final Practice Results:

1.) #5 Kasey Kahne | Great Clips | Chevrolet | 21.368 seconds | 126.357 mph 46 46

2.) #16 Greg Biffle | Ortho Ford | 21.401 seconds | 126.162 mph

3.) #19 Carl Edwards | ARRIS | Toyota | 21.424 seconds | 126.027 mph

4.) #1 Jamie McMurray | Energizer | Chevrolet | 21.454 seconds | 125.851 mph

5.) #11 Denny Hamlin | FedEx Ground | Toyota | 21.456 seconds | 125.839 mph

6.) #78 Martin Truex Jr. | Furniture Row/Visser Precision | Chevrolet | 21.466 seconds | 125.780 mph

7.) #40 Landon Cassill | Newtown Building Supplies | Chevrolet | 21.488 seconds | 125.652 mph

8.) #55 Brett Moffitt | Aaron’s Dream Machine | Toyota | 21.501 seconds | 125.576 mph

9.) #38 David Gilliland | The Pete Store | Ford | 21.524 seconds | 125.441 mph

10.) #48 Jimmie Johnson | Lowe’s Pro Services | Chevrolet | 21.530 seconds | 125.406 mph

Coors Light Pole Qualifying will begin at 5:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. The NASCAR Car Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 will broadcast live on FOX and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) at 7 p.m. ET

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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