Paul Menard topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Pocono Raceway.
The driver of the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 50.722 and a speed of 177.438 mph. Denny Hamlin was second in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 50.731 and a speed of 177.406 mph. Kyle Busch was third in his No. 18 JGR Toyota with a time of 50.842 and a speed of 177.019 mph. Carl Edwards was fourth in his No. 19 JGR Toyota with a time of 50.854 and a speed of 176.977 mph. Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 50.957 and a speed of 176.620 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. was sixth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Joey Logano was seventh in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Chase Elliott was eighth in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Ryan Newman was ninth in his No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. Austin Dillon rounded out the top-10 in his No. 3 RCR Chevrolet.
Danica Patrick, who’s fastest single lap was 23rd fastest, posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 171.094 mph. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was second at an average speed of 167.161 mph.C1621_PRAC1