Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the second practice session. The driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Team Penske Ford continued his run for a “perfect weekend” with a time of 28.427 and a speed of 189.960 mph.
“We know the grooves and all of that is going to change, so we have some speed but we have to keep working on it because you’re gonna see comers and goers as the track changes and we don’t want to be a goer. We want to be one of those guys that comes to the front and stays in the front, so we’ve got to keep working.” Keselowski said.
Matt Kenseth was next in his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota with a time of 28.539 and a speed of 189.215 mph. Joey Logano showed (horse racing reference) in his Team Penske Ford with a time of 28.562 and a speed of 189.062 mph. Ryan Blaney took his Wood Brothers Racing Ford to fourth with a time of 28.585 and a speed of 188.910 mph. Brian Scott finished his Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet in fifth with a time of 28.587 and a speed of 188.897 mph.
Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr., Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick and Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman rounded out the top-10.
Kurt Busch finished in 16th place followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 17th place. Kyle Busch finished in 20th place, Carl Edwards finished in 22nd and Jeff Gordon rounded out the Chase drivers in 28th place.
Denny Hamlin posted the best 10 lap average at 187.422 mph while Kevin Harvick posted the second fastest at 186.749 mph. Kurt Busch was fourth at 186.015 mph and Carl Edwards was seventh at 184.500 mph.