TALLADEGA, Ala. — Greg Biffle topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway.
The driver of the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 48.133 and a speed of 198.949 mph. AJ Allmendinger was second in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet with a time of 48.284 and a speed of 198.327 mph. Chris Buescher was third in his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford with a time of 48.300 and a speed of 198.261 mph. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth in his No. 17 RFR Ford with a time of 48.300 and a speed of 198.261 mph. Trevor Bayne rounded out the top-five in his No. 6 RFR Ford with a time of 48.338 and a speed of 198.105 mph.
Michael McDowell was sixth in his No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet. Brian Scott was seventh in his No. 44 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. Landon Cassill was eighth in his No. 38 FRM Ford. Kevin Harvick was ninth in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Kyle Larson rounded out the top-10 in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Martin Truex Jr. was 13th, Denny Hamlin was 14th, Jimmie Johnson was 15th, Matt Kenseth was 16th, Kyle Busch was 17th, Chase Elliott was 21st, Brad Keselowski was 23rd, Joey Logano was 26th, Austin Dillon was 27th, Kurt Busch was 29th and Carl Edwards was the lowest Chase driver in 31st.
The Cup cars will be back on track for final practice at 4:30 p.m.c1632_prac1