Jimmie Johnson Paces Final Practice At Richmond On Saturday

Jimmie Johnson Paces Final Practice At Richmond On Saturday

by April 23, 2016 0 comments

RICHMOND, Va. – Hendrick Motorsports’ Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne set the pace in final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday.

Johnson’s chart topping run was 22.2342 seconds at 120.849 seconds. He was third during Friday’s opening practice. The driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet has three wins at the raceway. His last victory at the Virginia short track came in 2008.

Kasey Kahne was second fastest on Saturday. He ran a 22.384 second lap at 120.622 mph. He hasn’t won at Richmond International Raceway since 2005. During the first practice session that took place on Friday, Kahne was eighth fastest.

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and last weekend’s winner, Carl Edwards completed the top-five. Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Paul Menard and Joey Logano rounded out the top-10.

Jimmie Johnson also had the best 10 consecutive lap average with a speed of 119.667 mph. Kevin Harvick was second with an average speed of 119.001 mph, and Kyle Busch was third with an average speed of 118.854 mph.

There was only one caution in the session, and it came out with just over 74 minutes remaining. The caution was for debris.

The Toyota Owners 400 will broadcast live on FOX and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) at 1 p.m. ET tomorrow afternoon.

Photo Credit: Tyler Goodson

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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