Kurt Busch Fastest in Second Practice at Phoenix

by Tucker White On Sat, Mar. 12, 2016

Photo: @NASCAR

Kurt Busch topped the chart in the second Sprint Cup Series practice. The driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.194 and a speed of 137.436 mph.

Kevin Harvick was second in his No. 4 SHR Chevrolet with a time of 26.338 and a speed of 136.685 mph while Carl Edwards was third in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 26.375 and a speed of 136.493 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was fourth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 26.395 and a speed of 136.389 mph as Chase Elliott rounded out the top-five in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 26.397 and a speed of 136.379 mph.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth in his No. 88 HMS Chevrolet, teammate Kasey Kahne was seventh in his No. 5 Chevrolet and A. J. Allmendinger was eighth in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. Joey Logano was ninth in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who rounded out the top-10 in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.

Michael Annett’s No. 46 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet slammed the wall hard in Turn 2 during practice after suffering a front-end lockup.

“Definitely got down there and the car just didn’t want to turn,” Annett said. “I don’t know if we were on the splitter or if we cut down a right-front (tire). … I cranked on the wheel and it wouldn’t go straight.”

The damage was so severe that he had to roll out his backup car. Because the change took place after qualifying, he’ll start from the rear of the field in tomorrow’s Good Sam 500.

The Sprint Cup Series cars will be back on track for final practice this afternoon at 1:00.

Practice 2 Complete Results

 

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