Keselowski, Earnhardt, Harvick fastest in first of two Sprint Cup practices at Richmond

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Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick were at the top of the speed charts in the first of two Sprint Cup practice sessions Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Keselowski, who won at Richmond last season in the final race before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, was the only driver to crack the 126 mph barrier, recording a top speed of 126.086 mph.

Earnhardt was second-fastest (125.593 mph), followed closely by Harvick (125.517).

Here’s speeds from Friday’s first practice:

1 Brad Keselowski … 126.086 mph … 70 laps

2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 125.593 … 50 laps

3 Kevin Harvick … 125.517 … 65 laps

4 Jimmie Johnson … 125.203 … 94 laps

5 Clint Bowyer … 125.174 .. 63 laps

6 Martin Truex Jr. … 125.127 … 36 laps

7 Kyle Larson … 125.000 … 66 laps

8 AJ Allmendinger … 124.873 … 39 laps

9 Joey Logano … 124.827 … 75 laps

10 Denny Hamlin … 124.804 … 52 laps

11 Trevor Bayne … 124.786 … 45 laps

12 Carl Edwards … 124.769 … 50 laps

13 Aric Almirola … 124.625 … 41 laps

14 David Ragan … 124.619 … 57 laps

15 Kurt Busch … 124.453 … 71 laps

16 Greg Biffle … 124.315 … 43 laps

17 Casey Mears … 124.309 … 45 laps

18 Matt Kenseth … 124.275 … 56 laps

19 Landon Cassill … 124.252 … 61 laps

20 Paul Menard … 124.206 … 49 laps

21 Chase Elliott … 124.189 … 70 laps

22 Austin Dillon … 124.138 … 36 laps

23 Jamie McMurray … 124.098 … 43 laps

24 Brett Moffitt … 124.081 … 45 laps

25 Jeff Gordon … 123.950 … 52 laps

26 Ryan Newman … 123.802 … 39 laps

27 Kasey Kahne … 123.796 … 46 laps

28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 123.570 … 68 laps

29 Tony Stewart … 123.451 … 36 laps

30 Josh Wise … 123.423 … 56 laps

31 Justin Allgaier … 123.170 … 52 laps

32 David Gilliland … 123.141 … 73 laps

33 Sam Hornish Jr. … 123.074 … 39 laps

34 Alex Bowman … 123.052 … 42 laps

35 Reed Sorenson … 122.194 … 53 laps

36 Jeff Green … 122.194 … 38 laps

37 Matt DiBenedetto … 122.155 … 47 laps

38 Cole Whitt … 121.742 … 40 laps

39 Michael Annett … 121.572 … 33 laps

40 Brendan Gaughan … 121.518 … 45 laps

41 Danica Patrick … 121.501 … 51 laps

42 Joey Gase … 121.365 … 34 laps

43 Jeb Burton … 121.033 … 50 laps

44 Alex Kennedy … 120.968 … 59 laps

45 JJ Yeley … 120.643 … 55 laps

 

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average:

1 Landon Cassill … 123.336 mph

2 Jimmie Johnson … 123.293

3 Clint Bowyer … 123.015

4 Kevin Harvick … 122.944

5 Martin Truex Jr. … 122.847

6 Kyle Larson … 122.437

7 Brad Keselowski … 122.400

8 Carl Edwards … 122.314

9 Brett Moffitt … 122.274

10 Kasey Kahne … 122.228

11 Matt Kenseth … 121.970

12 David Ragan … 121.935

13 Joey Logano … 121.819

14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 121.573

15 Josh Wise … 121.395

16 Kurt Busch … 121.239

17 David Gilliland … 120.962

18 Casey Mears … 120.941

19 Denny Hamlin … 120.931

20 Jeff Gordon … 120.514

21 Matt DiBenedetto … 120.511

22 Danica Patrick … 120.473

23 Chase Elliott … 120.413

24 Austin Dillon … 120.409

25 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 119.963

26 AJ Allmendinger … 119.944

27 Sam Hornish Jr. … 119.760

28 JJ Yeley … 119.714

29 Jamie McMurray … 119.707

30 Alex Kennedy … 119.175

31 Alex Bowman … 118.457

32 Jeb Burton … 117.025

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