Denny Hamlin fastest in opening practice session at Martinsville, Full Speeds

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Denny Hamlin was sidelined last week with what was initially deemed a sinus infection. Later it was revealed that the driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry had a piece of metal in his eye which was impairing his vision.

Nothing impaired the 33-year-old on Friday afternoon in the first practice session for Sunday’s running of the STP 500. Hamlin set the fastest lap of the the session.

Last year it was Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon who found victory lane for their eighth career wins at the shortest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit.

Sprint Cup Full Practice Speeds from Session 1 at Martinsville

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 18.932 100.021 29 30
2 22 Joey Logano 19.067 99.3129 38 42
3 20 Matt Kenseth 19.094 99.1725 36 36
4 15 Clint Bowyer 19.099 99.1466 35 39
5 14 Tony Stewart 19.103 99.1258 52 53
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 19.108 99.0999 57 57
7 9 Marcos Ambrose 19.131 98.9807 35 46
8 18 Kyle Busch 19.146 98.9032 36 40
9 27 Paul Menard 19.169 98.7845 62 67
10 55 Brian Vickers 19.188 98.6867 33 43
11 31 Ryan Newman 19.191 98.6713 40 45
12 24 Jeff Gordon 19.202 98.6147 29 32
13 1 Jamie McMurray 19.205 98.5993 47 52
14 13 Casey Mears 19.209 98.5788 34 34
15 99 Carl Edwards 19.244 98.3995 6 34
16 41 Kurt Busch 19.249 98.3739 33 40
17 51 Justin Allgaier # 19.258 98.328 43 44
18 47 AJ Allmendinger 19.26 98.3178 36 38
19 4 Kevin Harvick 19.28 98.2158 34 34
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19.289 98.1699 46 49
21 43 Aric Almirola 19.294 98.1445 38 39
22 16 Greg Biffle 19.301 98.1089 37 38
23 2 Brad Keselowski 19.318 98.0226 67 67
24 42 Kyle Larson # 19.33 97.9617 47 51
25 35 David Reutimann 19.342 97.9009 18 22
26 38 David Gilliland 19.347 97.8756 28 29
27 5 Kasey Kahne 19.348 97.8706 42 43
28 78 Martin Truex Jr. 19.352 97.8504 36 38
29 10 Danica Patrick 19.355 97.8352 44 44
30 95 Michael McDowell 19.384 97.6888 18 23
31 34 David Ragan 19.387 97.6737 41 42
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 19.397 97.6233 38 38
33 33 David Stremme 19.408 97.568 32 32
34 3 Austin Dillon # 19.416 97.5278 55 59
35 40 Landon Cassill(i) 19.418 97.5178 24 24
36 98 Josh Wise 19.483 97.1924 4 16
37 83 Ryan Truex # 19.518 97.0181 37 37
38 32 Travis Kvapil 19.528 96.9685 29 29
39 36 Reed Sorenson 19.559 96.8148 33 33
40 23 Alex Bowman # 19.58 96.7109 55 56
41 26 Cole Whitt # 19.657 96.3321 39 40
42 30 Parker Kligerman # 19.677 96.2342 46 49
43 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 19.733 95.9611 26 27
44 7 Michael Annett # 19.978 94.7843 8 38

# – denotes rookie
(i) – ineligible for driver points

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