Carl Edwards fastest in opening practice at Atlanta, full speeds

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Carl Edwards was the fastest driver in the opening practice session Friday at Atlanta.

The driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion ran his fastest lap of the session early in the practice session, his first lap around the 1.54-mile track. Tony Stewart who was making his return to the track after three weeks away was the 10th fastest.

Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 will take place Friday evening.

NASCAR Cup Series Opening Practice Speeds from Atlanta


RANK CAR DRIVER TIME SPEED LAP
1 99 Carl Edwards 28.747 192.855 1
2 31 Ryan Newman 28.931 191.628 1
3 9 Marcos Ambrose 28.963 191.417 1
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 28.996 191.199 2
5 42 Kyle Larson # 29.009 191.113 1
6 55 Brian Vickers 29.074 190.686 1
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. 29.171 190.052 1
8 16 Greg Biffle 29.213 189.779 1
9 41 Kurt Busch 29.229 189.675 2
10 14 Tony Stewart 29.234 189.642 25
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 29.248 189.551 1
12 15 Clint Bowyer 29.266 189.435 2
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 29.286 189.305 1
14 24 Jeff Gordon 29.327 189.041 1
15 3 Austin Dillon # 29.416 188.469 6
16 1 Jamie McMurray 29.428 188.392 25
17 4 Kevin Harvick 29.437 188.334 20
18 2 Brad Keselowski 29.517 187.824 20
19 27 Paul Menard 29.531 187.735 1
20 23 Alex Bowman # 29.531 187.735 24
21 11 Denny Hamlin 29.545 187.646 24
22 10 Danica Patrick 29.561 187.544 1
23 51 Justin Allgaier # 29.602 187.285 1
24 43 Aric Almirola 29.62 187.171 17
25 20 Matt Kenseth 29.621 187.165 22
26 22 Joey Logano 29.64 187.045 20
27 33 Ty Dillon(i) 29.655 186.95 1
28 13 Casey Mears 29.713 186.585 18
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 29.726 186.503 17
30 34 David Ragan 29.747 186.372 1
31 18 Kyle Busch 29.759 186.297 24
32 38 David Gilliland 29.873 185.586 19
33 37 Mike Bliss(i) 29.906 185.381 5
34 95 Michael McDowell 29.934 185.207 1
35 7 Michael Annett # 29.956 185.071 1
36 5 Kasey Kahne 29.97 184.985 1
37 98 Josh Wise 30.073 184.351 7
38 77 Joe Nemechek(i) 30.113 184.107 9
39 66 Brett Moffitt 30.134 183.978 1
40 83 Ryan Truex # 30.141 183.936 9
41 26 Cole Whitt # 30.262 183.2 16
42 40 Landon Cassill(i) 30.285 183.061 12
43 36 Reed Sorenson 30.608 181.129 1
44 32 JJ Yeley(i) 30.847 179.726 1

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