Hamlin Fastest at Kentucky in Second Sprint Cup Practice

by Tucker White On Fri, Jul. 08, 2016

Photo: @JoeGibbsRacing

SPARTA, Ky. — Denny Hamlin topped the chart in the rain-shortened second Sprint Cup Series practice at Kentucky Speedway.

The driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.680 and a speed of 188.285 mph. Jimmie Johnson was second in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 28.705 and a speed of 188.121 mph. Kevin Harvick was third in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.710 and a speed of 188.088 mph. Ty Dillon was fourth in his No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.717 and a speed of 188.042 mph. Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.729 and a speed of 187.963 mph.

Chase Elliott was sixth in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Jamie McMurray was seventh in his No. 1 CGR Chevrolet. Kurt Busch was eighth in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Carl Edwards was ninth in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top-five in his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.

Johnson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 186.517 mph.

Johnson hit the wall exiting Turn 4 in what would be the closing minutes of the segment and switched to his backup car.

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