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.