Jimmie Johnson topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 48.864 and a speed of 184.185 mph. Denny Hamlin was second in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 49.298 and a speed of 182.563 mph. Casey Mears was third in his No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet with a time of 49.904 and a speed of 180.346 mph. Kevin Harvick was fourth in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 50.043 and a speed of 179.845 mph. Ryan Newman rounded out the top-five in his No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a time of 50.060 and a speed of 179.784 mph.
Carl Edwards was sixth in his No. 19 JGR Toyota. Chase Elliott was seventh in his No. 24 HMS Chevrolet. Tony Stewart was eighth in his No. 14 SHR Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon, subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., was ninth in his No. 88 HMS Chevrolet. Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top-10 in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota.
No driver posted a 10 consecutive lap average during the session.
The Sprint Cup Series cars are back on track later today at 4:00 for final practice.C1620_PRAC1