CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch topped the chart in the first Sprint Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.002 and a speed of 192.843 mph followed by Jimmie Johnson who was second in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 28.235 and a speed of 191.252 mph. Carl Edwards was third fastest in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 28.266 and a speed of 191.042 mph. Kevin Harvick was fourth in his No. 4 SHR Chevrolet with a time of 28.306 and a speed of 190.772 mph while Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.310 and a speed of 190.745 mph.
Joey Logano was sixth quickest in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Martin Truex Jr. was seventh in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was eighth in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Jamie McMurray was ninth in his No. 1 CGR Chevrolet and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-10 in his No. 18 JGR Toyota.
Kyle Busch also posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 185.465 mph.
The next time the Sprint Cup cars are on track will be tonight at 7:15 p.m. ET for three rounds of qualifying.