Kyle Larson leads the field in first practice at Atlanta

by Tucker White On Fri, Feb. 26, 2016

Photo: @NASCAR

HAMPTON, Ga.– Kyle Larson topped the chart in the one practice session before qualifying.  The driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.740 and a speed of 192.902 mph.

Kasey Kahne was second in his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 28.904 and a speed of 191.807 mph. A. J. Allmendinger was third in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet with a time of 29.030 and a speed of 190.975 mph. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford with a time of 29.080 and a speed of 190.646 mph. Austin Dillon rounded out the top-five in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a time of 29.117 and a speed of 190.404 mph.

Kurt Busch was sixth in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Jamie McMurray was seventh in his No. 1 CGR Chevrolet. Martin Truex Jr. was eighth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Brad Keselowski was ninth in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Kyle Busch rounded out the top-10 in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

Stenhouse posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 180.648 mph. Denny Hamlin posted a speed of 177.524 mph and about spun his car out during the session. Kyle Busch posted a speed of 176.757 mph. Chase Elliott posted a speed of 176.184 mph.

The Sprint Cup cars will be back on track this evening at 5:45 for three rounds of knockout qualifying.

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