Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup field in first practice session at Kansas

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Kevin Harvick paced the field in the first of two practice sessions Friday at Kansas Speedway with a lap of 190.772 mph.

Ryan Newman, running without suspended crew chief Luke Lambert, was 17th at 185.631. Todd Parrott is serving as the team’s interim crew chief at the track.

There were no incidents during the session.

Friday’s first practice speeds:

1 – Kevin Harvick … 190.772 mph … 30 laps run

2 – Joey Logano … 190.375 … 37 laps

3 – Carl Edwards … 190.268 … 32 laps

4 – Tony Stewart … 189.188 … 23 laps

5 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 187.637 … 55 laps

6 – Kyle Larson … 187.039 … 48 laps

7 – Brad Keselowski … 186.916 … 37 laps

8 – Matt Kenseth … 186.838 … 50 laps

9 – Erik Jones … 186.806 … 45 laps

10 – Martin Truex Jr. … 186.664 … 37 laps

11 – Kasey Kahne … 186.567 … 50 laps

12 – Clint Bowyer … 186.034 … 33 laps

13 – Austin Dillon … 186.008 … 42 laps

14 – Aric Almirola … 185.976 … 33 laps

15 – Denny Hamlin … 185.912 … 40 laps

16 – Kurt Busch … 185.656 … 52 laps

17 – Ryan Newman … 185.631 … 38 laps

18 – Greg Biffle … 185.612 … 41 laps

19 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 185.484 … 37 laps

20 – Casey Mears … 185.312 … 36  laps

21 – Jeff Gordon … 185.306 … 50 laps

22 – Jamie McMurray … 185.255 … 27 laps

23 – David Ragan … 185.071 … 51 laps

24 – Jimmie Johnson … 185.071 … 30 laps

25 – Paul Menard … 184.786 … 50 laps

26 – AJ Allmendinger … 184.647 … 32 laps

27 – Sam Hornish Jr. … 184.565 … 26 laps

28 – Justin Allgaier … 184.546 … 36 laps

29 – Jeb Burton … 184.269 … 22 laps

30 –  Danica Patrick … 184.225 … 53 laps

31 – Trevor Bayne … 183.786 … 33 laps

32 – Ty Dillon … 183.698 … 34 laps

33 – Michael Annett … 183.574 … 20 laps

34 – Matt DiBenedetto … 183.343 … 18 laps

35 – Alex Bowman … 183.318 … 42 laps

36 – Michael McDowell … 183.237 … 31 laps

37 – JJ Yeley … 182.865 … 20 laps

38 – Josh Wise … 182.729 … 22 laps

39 – Brett Moffitt … 182.488 … 33 laps

40 – David Gilliland … 181.916 … 21 laps

41 – Cole Whitt … 181.708 … 22 laps

42 – Landon Cassill … 181.671 … 25 laps

43 – Joey Gase … 179.880 … 29 laps

44 – Brendan Gaughan … 179.057 … 8 laps

 

Best Consecutive 10-lap average

1 – Erik Jones … 185.065 mph

2 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 184.678

3 – Matt Kenseth … 184.369

4 – Kyle Larson … 184.120

5 – Kurt Busch … 183.452

6 – Kasey Kahne … 183.315

7 – Brad Keselowski … 183.228

8 – David Ragan … 182.620

9 – Ryan Newman … 182.192

10 – Danica Patrick … 180.029

11 – Alex Bowman … 180.016