BROOKLYN, Mich. — Erik Jones turned the fastest lap Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway in a Cup Series practice that was shortened to 15 minutes because of morning fog.
The session was scheduled to begin at 8:35 a.m. ET, but NASCAR didn’t clear the cars for the 2-mile oval until 9:15 a.m.
The delay meant that six teams that already had been docked 15 minutes of the practice session for various reasons didn’t turn laps.
Jones, who hails from Byron, Michigan, went 200.150 mph in his No. 20 Toyota.
The final Cup practice for Sunday’s race will begin at 11:15 a.m. as NASCAR added 15 minutes to the session.