Daniel Suarez paces opening Cup practice at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Daniel Suarez posted the fastest lap in the first of two Cup practices Friday at Michigan International Speedway.

Suarez had a top lap of 188.882 mph. He was followed by Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer (188.659 mph), Austin Dillon (188.501), Joey Logano (188.034) and Kyle Larson (187.901).

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Jimmie Johnson ran the most laps at 44. Johnson was 16th on the speed chart with a top lap of 187.081 mph.

Bowyer, who won this race a year ago, had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 186.822 mph. He was followed by Kurt Busch (186.733 mph) and Erik Jones (186.126).