Chase Elliott fastest in first Bristol practice

Chase Elliott turned in the fastest lap in the first round of practice for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Driving his No. 9 Chevrolet, Elliott ran 55 laps in the first practice session but it was his third lap with a time of 15.151 that bested 40 others.

The MENCS will have a second practice session for Saturday’s race prior to qualifying on Friday.

MENCS Bristol Practice Speeds

RaceRank No Driver Team BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps Best Expr1
1 9 Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 15.151 126.645 3 55 15.151 15.151
2 42 Kyle Larson DC Solar Chevrolet 15.191 126.312 8 37 15.191 15.151
3 88 Alex Bowman Valvoline Chevrolet 15.193 126.295 8 62 15.193 15.151
4 20 Erik Jones Sport Clips Toyota 15.206 126.187 7 55 15.206 15.151
5 12 Ryan Blaney REV Ford 15.211 126.146 13 30 15.211 15.151
6 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 15.215 126.112 6 53 15.215 15.151
7 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s White Chocolate Toyota 15.236 125.939 13 52 15.236 15.151
8 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 15.239 125.914 8 49 15.239 15.151
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 15.243 125.881 6 53 15.243 15.151
10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 15.246 125.856 14 45 15.246 15.151
11 31 Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Chevrolet 15.259 125.749 6 33 15.259 15.151
12 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Toyota 15.282 125.559 11 35 15.282 15.151
13 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 15.302 125.395 13 23 15.302 15.151
14 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ford 15.306 125.363 9 50 15.306 15.151
15 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 15.314 125.297 11 36 15.314 15.151
16 21 Paul Menard Menards/Knauf Ford 15.322 125.232 2 42 15.322 15.151
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited Toyota 15.322 125.232 3 46 15.322 15.151
18 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet 15.332 125.15 10 59 15.332 15.151
19 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Rehydrate Ford 15.338 125.101 7 41 15.338 15.151
20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 15.342 125.068 10 38 15.342 15.151
21 3 Austin Dillon Dow NORKOOL Chevrolet 15.349 125.011 4 59 15.349 15.151
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 15.36 124.922 6 18 15.36 15.151
23 14 Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers/Cummins Ford 15.373 124.816 5 54 15.373 15.151
24 38 David Ragan Shriners Hospital For Children Ford 15.379 124.768 9 35 15.379 15.151
25 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 15.391 124.67 12 61 15.391 15.151
26 95 Kasey Kahne Thorne Wellness Chevrolet 15.395 124.638 11 58 15.395 15.151
27 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 15.401 124.589 8 52 15.401 15.151
28 34 Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops Ford 15.455 124.154 15 26 15.455 15.151
29 43 Bubba Wallace # Medallion Bank/Petty’s Garage Chevrolet 15.469 124.042 5 51 15.469 15.151
30 15 Ross Chastain(i) LowT Center Chevrolet 15.5 123.794 11 21 15.5 15.151
31 *52 J McLeod(i) Jacob Companies Ford 15.522 123.618 3 3 15.522 15.151
32 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 15.581 123.15 6 55 15.581 15.151
33 23 Blake Jones KBM Commercial Properties/Planet Fitness Toyota 15.59 123.079 9 48 15.59 15.151
34 32 Matt DiBenedetto Zynga Poker Ford 15.656 122.56 7 27 15.656 15.151
35 72 Corey LaJoie ARK io Blockchain Solutions Chevrolet 15.676 122.404 8 32 15.676 15.151
36 *96 Jesse Little(i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 15.697 122.24 15 72 15.697 15.151
37 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 15.729 121.991 5 36 15.729 15.151
38 *99 Gray Gaulding StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 15.848 121.075 8 21 15.848 15.151
39 *7 JJ Yeley(i) Steakhouse Elite Chevrolet 15.925 120.49 13 30 15.925 15.151
40 *66 Timmy Hill(i) Beef Jerky Outlet Toyota 15.985 120.038 6 11 15.985 15.151
41 51 Reed Sorenson Trading View Chevrolet 16.011 119.843 4 21 16.011 15.151