Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael Waltrip pace first Sprint Cup practice at Talladega

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Fords and Toyotas dominated the first 10 positions in the first of two Sprint Cup practice sessions Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.

Four Fords, four Toyotas and just two Chevrolets made up the top 10 positions.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the fastest, being one of three drivers to crack the 200 mph barrier at 200.780 mph.

Michael Waltrip was second-fastest at 200.742 mph, followed by Chris Buescher (200.268), Denny Hamlin (199.675), David Ragan (199.662), Danica Patrick (199.641), Kasey Kahne (199.621), Clint Bowyer (199.542), Trevor Bayne (199.467) and Michael McDowell (198.924).

The second Sprint Cup practice session of the day takes place at 4:30 pm ET.

Here’s how Friday’s first practice session played out:

1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 200.780 mph … 32 laps

2 Michael Waltrip … 200.742 … 13 laps

3 Chris Buescher … 200.268 … 29 laps

4 Denny Hamlin … 199.675 … 33 laps

5 David Ragan … 199.662 … 28 laps

6 Danica Patrick … 199.641 … 21 laps

7 Kasey Kahne … 199.621 … 32 laps

8 Clint Bowyer … 199.542 … 17 laps

9 Trevor Bayne … 199.467 … 28 laps

10 Michael McDowell … 198.924 … 11 laps

11 AJ Allmendinger … 198.858 … 13 laps

12 Paul Menard … 198.837 … 31 laps

13 Carl Edwards … 198.808 … 20 laps

14 Brad Keselowski … 198.619 … 32 laps

15 Joey Logano … 198.610 … 27 laps

16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 198.240 … 32 laps

17 Kyle Larson … 198.134 … 28 laps

18 Tony Stewart … 198.101 … 26 laps

19 Jeff Gordon … 197.872 … 22 laps

20 Matt Kenseth … 197.594 … 22 laps

21 Michael Annett … 197.451 … 23 laps

22 Kurt Busch … 197.342 … 25 laps

23 Greg Biffle … 197.224 … 23 laps

24 David Gilliland … 197.191 … 22 laps

25 Ryan Blaney … 197.163 … 20 laps

26 Cole Whitt … 197.122 … 18 laps

27 Aric Almirola … 197.069 … 15 laps

28 Justin Allgaier … 197.045 … 23 laps

29 Jamie McMurray … 196.835 … 25 laps

30 Martin Truex Jr. … 197.798 … 14 laps

31 Kevin Harvick … 196.758 … 24 laps

32 Landon Cassill … 196.653 … 17 laps

33 Ryan Newman … 196.540 … 17 laps

34 Austin Dillon … 196.342 … 14 laps

35 Jimmie Johnson … 192.023 … 20 laps

36 Sam Hornish Jr. … 191.191 … 9 laps

37 Brian Scott … 190.810 … 12 laps

38 Josh Wise … 190.219 … 8 laps

39 Bobby Labonte … 189.740 … 12 laps

40 Alex Bowman … 189.646 … 6 laps

41 Casey Mears … 189.635 … 14 laps

42 JJ Yeley … 188.482 … 5 laps

43 Brendan Gaughan … 188.330 … 4 laps

44 Matt DiBenedetto … 187.141 … 2 laps

45 Jeb Burton … 187.024 … 12 laps

 

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average:

1 David Ragan … 196.969

2 Kasey Kahne … 196.830

3 Carl Edwards … 196.642

4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 196.598

5 Jeff Gordon … 196.384

6 Joey Logano … 196.297

7 Kurt Busch … 196.098

8 Chris Buescher … 195.519

9 Greg Biffle … 195.467

10 Trevor Bayne … 195.417

11 Landon Cassill … 195.308

12 Paul Menard … 195.250

13 Justin Allgaier … 195.231

14 Michael McDowell … 194.985

15 Denny Hamlin … 193.516

16 Kyle Larson … 191.969

17 Michael Waltrip … 191.544

18 Ryan Blaney … 191.310

19 Ryan Newman … 191.225

20 Matt Kenseth … 188.560

21 Michael Annett … 184.424

22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 184.240

23 Brad Keselowski … 183.838

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