Erik Jones leads first Coca-Cola 600 practice


Erik Jones was fastest in the first Cup Series practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jones and his No. 77 Toyota put up a top speed of 192.713 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

The top five was filled out by Jimmie Johnson (192.472), Kyle Larson (192.465), Denny Hamlin (192.465) and Kevin Harvick (192. 150.).

Larson got into the backstretch wall late in the session. It left a yellow streak on his car and minor body damage, but the No. 42 team has not yet determined if it go to a backup car.

Kyle Busch, winner of last weekend’s All-Star Race, was ninth fastest.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 22nd fastest.

Joey Logano and Gray Gaulding had the most laps in the session with 22 each.

Click here for the full practice report.