Newman tops practice; Logano quickest among title hopefuls – Nascar

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MIAMI: Practice 1 results | Fastest 10-lap averages

 

Ryan Newman topped the leaderboard in Friday’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 175.387 mph in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, and Joey Logano was fastest among the Championship 4 contenders.

 

Logano was fourth overall in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford and Jimmie Johnson in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was fifth on the speed charts.

Reigning champion Kyle Busch, one of the four Championship 4 drivers vying for the title in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was eighth on the charts at 174.514 mph, followed in ninth by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and title contender Carl Edwards (174.458 mph) in the No. 19 Toyota.

 

Martin Truex Jr. was second in the session, with his the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota at 175.353 mph. Kyle Larson was third in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying is at 6:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN/NBC Sports App).

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