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Break Out the Brooms, Truex Jr. Sweeps Chicagoland Saturday Practices

Break Out the Brooms, Truex Jr. Sweeps Chicagoland Saturday Practices

by September 19, 2015 0 comments

JOLIET, Ill. — Martin Truex Jr. completed a clean sweep of both Saturday practice sessions for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway after taking the top spot of the scoring pylon in final practice for Sunday’s race.

Completing a lap of 29.213 seconds, the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet circled the mile-and-a-half track 137 thousandths of a second quicker than second-place driver Brad Keselowski’s lap of 29.350 seconds to take the top spot.

Fellow Chasers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards respectively took the third and fourth positions on the speed chart while Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five.

Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin took positions six and seven while Richard Childress Racing teammates Paul Menard, Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman respectively completed the top-10.

Chase drivers to place outside of the top-10 were Jeff Gordon in 11th, Kevin Harvick in 14th, Jamie McMurray in 15th, Kyle Busch in 16th, Kurt Busch in 17th, Clint Bowyer in 19th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 21st and Joey Logano in 23rd.

The 267-lap MyAFibRisk.com 400 is all set for a 2:00 p.m CT start on Sunday afternoon. NBCSN and MRN will provide live coverage of the opening race of the Chase’s Challenger Round.

Top-10 Final Practice Speeds for the MyAFibRisk.com 400

  1. 78 – Martin Truex Jr.* – Chevrolet – Furniture Row Racing – 29.213 | Leader
  2. 2 – Brad Keselowski* – Ford – Team Penske – 29.350 | -0.137
  3. 20 – Matt Kenseth* – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 29.356 | -0.143
  4. 19 – Carl Edwards* – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 29.380 | -0.167
  5. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing – 29.392 | -0.179
  6. 48 – Jimmie Johnson* – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 29.397 | -0.184
  7. 11 – Denny Hamlin* – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 29.408 | -0.195
  8. 27 – Paul Menard* – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 29.500 | -0.287
  9. 3 – Austin Dillon – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 29.505 | -0.292
  10. 31 – Ryan Newman* – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 29.508 | -0.295

* = Chase driver.

Photo credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

Kyle Pokrefky
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