Jimmie Johnson fastest in first practice at Auto Club Speedway

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Jimmie Johnson turned the fastest lap in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at Auto Club Speedway.

The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet turned in a lap of 188.664 on Friday afternoon at the 2-mile low banked D-shaped oval located in Fontana, CA. Johnson is the series winningest driver at the track with five career wins.

Rounding out the top five were Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnahrdt Jr and Brad Keselowski in the 90 minute session.

First Practice Session Speeds from Fontana

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 38.163 188.664 1 7
2 24 Jeff Gordon 38.194 188.511 17 17
3 15 Clint Bowyer 38.344 187.774 18 18
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 38.351 187.74 1 9
5 2 Brad Keselowski 38.502 187.003 17 19
6 4 Kevin Harvick 38.576 186.645 22 22
7 20 Matt Kenseth 38.617 186.446 18 18
8 41 Kurt Busch 38.725 185.926 10 12
9 55 Brian Vickers 38.763 185.744 17 19
10 14 Tony Stewart 38.873 185.219 7 8
11 11 Denny Hamlin 38.874 185.214 18 20
12 16 Greg Biffle 38.889 185.142 13 13
13 18 Kyle Busch 38.905 185.066 15 17
14 9 Marcos Ambrose 38.909 185.047 10 12
15 43 Aric Almirola 38.917 185.009 7 7
16 10 Danica Patrick 38.936 184.919 13 13
17 3 Austin Dillon # 38.953 184.838 18 18
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. 38.956 184.824 15 15
19 5 Kasey Kahne 38.989 184.667 8 10
20 99 Carl Edwards 38.994 184.644 9 11
21 31 Ryan Newman 39.015 184.544 10 10
22 22 Joey Logano 39.046 184.398 14 16
23 42 Kyle Larson # 39.084 184.219 19 19
24 1 Jamie McMurray 39.088 184.2 11 11
25 13 Casey Mears 39.099 184.148 14 14
26 47 AJ Allmendinger 39.12 184.049 8 10
27 38 David Gilliland 39.244 183.468 15 17
28 33 Brian Scott(i) 39.346 182.992 9 13
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 39.361 182.922 1 5
30 35 David Reutimann 39.385 182.811 10 10
31 27 Matt Crafton(i) 39.473 182.403 2 17
32 7 Michael Annett # 39.504 182.26 5 5
33 26 Cole Whitt # 39.625 181.703 10 10
34 51 Justin Allgaier # 39.657 181.557 15 15
35 34 David Ragan 39.701 181.356 1 12
36 23 Alex Bowman # 39.889 180.501 16 16
37 83 Ryan Truex # 39.997 180.014 1 13
38 32 Travis Kvapil 40.095 179.574 2 15
39 98 Josh Wise 40.209 179.064 2 2
40 30 Parker Kligerman # 40.28 178.749 2 7
41 36 Reed Sorenson 40.451 177.993 2 19
42 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 40.539 177.607 6 6
43 40 Landon Cassill(i) 40.552 177.55 4 9

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