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Edwards Fastest in First Cup Practice at Kentucky


SPARTA, Ky. — Carl Edwards topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Kentucky Speedway.

The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.962 and a speed of 186.451 mph. Kyle Busch was second in his No. 18 JGR Toyota with a time of 29.004 and a speed of 186.181 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was third in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 29.155 and a speed of 185.217 mph. Denny Hamlin was fourth in his No. 11 JGR Toyota with a time of 29.176 and a speed of 185.084 mph. Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top-five in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 29.191 and a speed of 184.989 mph.

Austin Dillon was sixth in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was seventh in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Chris Buescher was eighth in his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford. Chase Elliott was ninth in his No. 24 HMS Chevrolet. Greg Biffle rounded out the top-10 in his No. 16 RFR Ford.

Johnson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 181.441 mph. Elliott was second at an average speed of 180.897 mph.

The Sprint Cup Series is back on track Friday at 11 a.m. for their second practice.


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Tucker White
My name is Tucker White. I'm currently majoring in journalism at the University of Tennessee. I started getting into NASCAR around 1998 and started following the sport full-time in 2001. I live and breathe everything related to NASCAR. I also have a burning passion for all things auto racing. I've been following Formula 1 since 2011 and am slowing getting into IndyCar. I do my best to keep up with the World Endurance Championship. But at the end of the day, NASCAR is my primary beat. Being both a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a student at UT, I'm naturally a die-hard Tennessee Volunteers fan. Especially when it comes to Tennessee Volunteers football. While I'll never stop being one, it can be the most heart-wrenching thing ever. Since 2005, this team has delivered more than its fair share of heartbreaking moments and inhuman frustration. I've stuck with the Vols from the best of times - 1998 National Champions - to the worst of times - 2005 to present - because I know that it'll make it all so worth it when the mighty Vols finally return to the top of the college football landscape. In the last few years, I started to really get into baseball. This past season, I decided to pledge my sporting allegiance to the Atlanta Braves. It didn't turn out too well as they finished 67-95 and finished fourth in the NL East. I do see great potential with the young roster and they might be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.


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