Kasey Kahne fastest in first of 2 Saturday Sprint Cup practices at Bristol

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Kasey Kahne made it two in a row, leading Saturday morning’s first Sprint Cup practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kahne covered the half-mile bullring with a field-best speed of 128.829 mph. He was also fastest in Friday’s solo practice session.

Kahne goes for a practice trifecta with Happy Hour scheduled at 11:30 am to 12:25 pm ET.

Kevin Harvick was second-fastest in Saturday’s practice at 126.395 mph. Also over 126 mph was Joey Logano (126.137) and Kurt Busch (126.088).

The session saw two mishaps.

First was Tony Stewart hitting the wall. The damage was moderate, but his team believed it could repair it instead of going to a back-up car.

Second was a wreck between former teammates Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Carl Edwards. Stenhouse had minor front end damage, while Edwards had minor rear end damage.

Here’s how Saturday’s first of two practices shaped up:

1 Kasey Kahne … 126.829 mph … 65 laps

2 Kevin Harvick … 126.395 … 60 laps

3 Joey Logano … 126.137 … 66 laps

4 Kurt Busch … 126.088 … 78 laps

5 Denny Hamlin … 125.996 … 63 laps

6 Paul Menard … 125.980 … 63 laps

7 Carl Edwards … 125.889 … 50 laps

8 Martin Truex Jr. … 125.782 … 38 laps

9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 125.666 … 64 laps

10 Jimmie Johnson … 125.609 … 88 laps

11 Jamie McMurray … 125.584 … 106 laps

12 Brett Moffitt … 125.527 … 83 laps

13 Casey Mears … 125.346 … 69 laps

14 David Ragan … 125.313 … 65 laps

15 Jeff Gordon … 125.256 … 67 laps

16 AJ Allmendinger … 125.256 … 68 laps

17 Sam Hornish … 125.158 … 58 laps

18 Brad Keselowski … 125.109 … 51 laps

19 Matt Kenseth … 125.109 … 61 laps

20 Ryan Newman … 124.930 … 58 laps

21 Aric Almirola … 124.914 … 57 laps

22 Justin Allgaier … 124.865 … 69 laps

23 Kyle Larson … 124.800 … 84 laps

24 Tony Stewart … 124.759 … 56 laps

25 Austin Dillon … 124.533 … 74 laps

26 Jeb Burton … 124.484 … 58 laps

27 Clint Bowyer … 124.379 … 59 laps

28 David Gilliland … 124.347 … 75 laps

29 Mike Bliss … 124.315 … 59 laps

30 Landon Cassill … 124.307 … 36 laps

31 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 124.291 … 51 laps

32 Danica Patrick … 124.242. … 52 laps

33 Michael Annett … 124.178 … 67 laps

34 Greg Biffle … 124.058 … 57 laps

35 Alex Bowman … 124.034 … 74 laps

36 Michael McDowell … 123.841 … 42 laps

37 Trevor Bayne … 123.833 … 39 laps

38 Chris Buescher … 123.730 … 64 laps

39 Cole Whitt … 123.658 … 40 laps

40 Matt DiBenedetto … 123.650 … 26 laps

41 Josh Wise … 123.523 … 29 laps

42 JJ Yeley … 122.693 … 47 laps

43 Alex Kennedy … 122.217 … 52 laps
Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average:

1 Kevin Harvick … 125.725 mph

2 Kurt Busch … 125.158

3 Paul Menard … 125.121

4 Kasey Kahne … 125.009

5 Joey Logano … 124.814

6 Jamie McMurray … 124.628

7 Brad Keselowski … 124.597

8 Denny Hamlin … 124.375

9 Casey Mears … 124.227

10 Carl Edwards … 124.153

11 David Ragan … 124.144

12 Matt Kenseth … 124.130

13 Landon Cassill … 124.039

14 Jimmie Johnson … 123.984

15 AJ Allmendinger … 123.957

16 Brett Moffitt … 123.934

17 Kyle Larson … 123.905

18 Mike Bliss … 123.729

19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 123.649

20 Tony Stewart … 123.592

21 Michael Annett … 123.542

22 Clint Bowyer … 123.513

23 Austin Dillon … 123.496

24 Sam Hornish Jr. … 123.485

25 Jeff Gordon … 123.380

26 Alex Bowman … 123.272

27 Jeb Burton … 123.261

28 Greg Biffle … 123.253

29 Justin Allgaier … 123.209

30 Ryan Newman … 122.904

31 David Gilliland … 122.885

32 Trevor Bayne … 122.080

33 Aric Almirola … 122.075

34 Josh Wise … 122.058

35 JJ Yeley … 121.860

36 Michael McDowell … 121.754

37 Chris Buescher … 120.383

38 Alex Kennedy … 119.172

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