Keselowski tops Saturday morning Cup practice at Martinsville

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Keselowski tops Saturday morning Cup practice at Martinsville
Lee Spencer
By: Lee Spencer
Apr 1, 2017, 4:10 PM

Brad Keselowski posted the fastest single-lap run (94.406mph, 20.058-seconds) in second practice at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske Ford
Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing Ford

Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top-five speeds. Kyle Larson, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top 10 after the first 15 minutes.

The only change 30 minutes into practice was Kyle Busch moving up to eighth-quick (93.599mph). Larson’s 51 laps led were the most completed at that point.

Daniel Suarez completed the most laps — 75. However, the rookie never found the speed he was looking for in his back up after wrecking his primary vehicle on Friday during first practice for Sunday’s Goody’s 500.

Ryan Blaney posted the Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average of 92.533mph during the 55-minute session followed by Kyle Busch (92.222mph), Joey Logano (2.074mph), Keselowski (91.931mph) and Bowyer (91.758mph). Trevor Bayne, Earnhardt, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray completed the top 10 in the category.

Cla#DriverManufacturerLapsTimeGapIntervalMph
1 2 united_states Brad Keselowski  Ford   20.058     94.406
2 31 united_states Ryan Newman  Chevrolet   20.125 0.067 0.067 94.092
3 78 united_states Martin Truex Jr.  Toyota   20.180 0.122 0.055 93.835
4 22 united_states Joey Logano  Ford   20.180 0.122 0.000 93.835
5 47 united_states A.J. Allmendinger  Chevrolet   20.203 0.145 0.023 93.729
6 42 united_states Kyle Larson  Chevrolet   20.212 0.154 0.009 93.687
7 48 united_states Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet   20.230 0.172 0.018 93.604
8 18 united_states Kyle Busch  Toyota   20.231 0.173 0.001 93.599
9 77 united_states Erik Jones  Toyota   20.233 0.175 0.002 93.590
10 88 united_states Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Chevrolet   20.242 0.184 0.009 93.548

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Martinsville
Location Martinsville Speedway
Drivers Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske
Author Lee Spencer
Article type Practice report