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Martin Truex Jr. Tops First Saturday Practice at Chicagoland

Martin Truex Jr. Tops First Saturday Practice at Chicagoland

by September 19, 2015 0 comments

JOLIET, Ill. —¬†Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. clocked a fast lap in second practice for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, pacing Saturday’s first practice session with a lap of 29.458 seconds.

Eight of the 10 drivers to sit in the top-10 on the leaderboard for the 55-minute session were Chase drivers as following Truex Jr. was Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Sam Hornish Jr., Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch.

Chase drivers to place outside of the top-10 were Kevin Harvick in 11th, Paul Menard in 14th, Clint Bowyer in 15th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 17th, Ryan Newman in 18th, Matt Kenseth in 19th, Carl Edwards in 22nd and Jamie McMurray in 23rd.

Over a 10-lap run, Johnson was fastest with an average speed of 180.035 miles per hour set on his run. Truex Jr. was second-fastest when measuring speed across a 10-lap run with an average speed of 179.838 miles per hour.

XFINITY Series regular Brian Scott completed the most laps of the session with 50 while Premium Motorsports’s Timmy Hill completed the fewest with 12 laps turned in.

Final practice for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 is scheduled for 3:30 p.m CT and will run for 50 minutes.

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

  1. 78 – Martin Truex Jr.* – Chevrolet – Furniture Row Racing – 29.458 | Leader
  2. 11 – Denny Hamlin* – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 29.607 | -0.149
  3. 24 – Jeff Gordon* – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 29.698 | -0.240
  4. 3 – Austin Dillon – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 29.733 | -0.275
  5. 2 – Brad Keselowski* – Ford – Team Penske – 29.739 | -0.281
  6. 48 – Jimmie Johnson* – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports – 29.754 | -0.296
  7. 9 – Sam Hornish Jr. – Ford – Richard Petty Motorsports – 29.792 | -0.334
  8. 22 – Joey Logano* – Ford – Team Penske – 29.813 | -0.355
  9. 18 – Kyle Busch* – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 29.835 | -0.377
  10. 41 – Kurt Busch* – Chevrolet – Stewart-Haas Racing – 29.837 | -0.379

* = Chase driver.

Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kyle Pokrefky
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