Kevin Harvick topped the chart in the abbreviated for rain first Sprint Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway.
The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 20.919 and a speed of 129.069 mph. Joey Logano was second in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford with a time of 20.980 and a speed of 128.694 mph while Jimmie Johnson was third in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 21.063 and a speed of 128.187 mph. Carl Edwards was fourth in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 21.064 and a speed of 128.181 mph as Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five in his No. 11 JGR Toyota with a time of 21.068 and a speed of 128.156 mph.
Brad Keselowski was sixth in his No. 2 Penske Ford and Kurt Busch was seventh in his No. 41 SHR Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne was eighth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet followed by Kyle Busch who was ninth in his No. 18 JGR Toyota. AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top-10 in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet.
Tony Stewart, who was 18th in his No. 14 SHR Chevrolet, posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 120.327 mph. Casey Mears, who was 25th in his No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet, posted the second best average at a speed of 120.298 mph.C1609_PRAC1