Kurt Busch led the way during the second practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Chevrolet posted a lap of 28.606 and a speed of 188.772 mph to top the charts in the second Sprint Cup Series practice. Carl Edwards was second in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a lap of 28.629. Edwards won the Coca-Cola 600 the last time the series competed at Charlotte in May.
Ryan Newman was third fastest in the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing at 28.780. Martin Truex Jr. was fourth at 28.789 and Joey Logano was fifth with a lap time of 28.802.
Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-10. Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase after the last race of the Challenger round at Dover International Speedway last week, was the fastest of the non-Chase entrants.
Pole-sitter Matt Kenseth timed in at 22nd-place and Kevin Harvick placed in 25th. Jeff Gordon rounded out the Chase drivers in 32nd.
The final practice for the Sprint Cup drivers is scheduled for Friday evening from 6:30-7:20 p.m.ET and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.