Larson leads second Cup practice at Chicagoland

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Larson leads second Cup practice at Chicagoland
Lee Spencer
By: Lee Spencer
Sep 17, 2016, 3:47 PM

Kyle Larson topped the speed charts in second Sprint Cup practice at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

Larson’s lap of 185.995mph early in the exercise held up during the 55-minute session.

Fellow Chasers Kurt Busch (185.778mph), Joey Logano (185.211mph), Carl Edwards (185.198mph)and Martin Truex Jr., (185.103) rounded out the top five in single lap runs. Kasey Kahne(185.039mph), Tony Stewart (184.849mph), Alex Bowman Jr. (184.786mph), Austin Dillon (184.710mph) and Ryan Blaney (184.666mph) rounded out the top 10.

Denny Hamlin was 11th among the remaining nine Chase contenders with Chase Elliott 12th, Kyle Busch 13th, Kevin Harvick 16th, Jimmie Johnson 17th and Chris Buescher 18th. Jamie McMurray was 21st followed by Denny Hamlin (23rd) and Brad Keselowski (25th).

Ryan Newman’s 47 laps were the most completed among Cup drivers during the second session.

Harvick led the Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average with a speed of 182.520mph, followed by Johnson (181.921mph), Kenseth (181.646mph), Austin Dillon (181.354mph), Newman (181.156mph), Keselowski (180.347mph), Jamie McMurray (180.138mph), Elliott (179.136mph),  Casey Mears (179.068mph) and Larson (178.823mph).  Other Chasers posting 10-lap runs included Truex (178.681mph), Kyle Busch (178.168mph) and Stewart (176.194mph).

Cla#DriverManufacturerLapsTimeGapIntervalMph
1 42  Kyle Larson  Chevrolet 34 29.033     185.995
2 41  Kurt Busch  Chevrolet 38 29.067 0.034 0.034 185.778
3 22  Joey Logano  Ford 33 29.156 0.123 0.089 185.211
4 19  Carl Edwards  Toyota 34 29.158 0.125 0.002 185.198
5 78  Martin Truex Jr.  Toyota 22 29.173 0.140 0.015 185.103
6 5  Kasey Kahne  Chevrolet 40 29.183 0.150 0.010 185.039
7 14  Tony Stewart  Chevrolet 39 29.213 0.180 0.030 184.849
8 88  Alex Bowman  Chevrolet 36 29.223 0.190 0.010 184.786
9 3  Austin Dillon  Chevrolet 31 29.235 0.202 0.012 184.710
10 21  Ryan Blaney  Ford 28 29.242 0.209 0.007 184.666

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Chicagoland
Location Chicagoland Speedway
Drivers Kyle Larson
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Author Lee Spencer
Article type Practice report