Kyle Busch fastest in first Friday MENCS practice

Kyle Busch picked up where he left off posting the fastest lap in the first Friday practice for the 61st running of the Daytona 500.

Busch’s speed of 200.285 on his fourth lap resulted in a time of 44.936 seconds around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. Teammate Martin Truex Jr. was second fastest with fellow Toyota driver Ryan Preece third fastest. Erik Jones, another Joe Gibbs Racing driver, was fourth fastest followed by Ryan Newman who was the first non-Toyota.

In total 36 cars took laps in the first practice session.

MENCS Friday Practice #1

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch 44.936 200.285 4 15
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. 44.955 200.2 12 19
3 47 Ryan Preece # 44.962 200.169 5 17
4 20 Erik Jones 44.965 200.156 4 14
5 6 Ryan Newman 44.979 200.093 18 21
6 95 Matt DiBenedetto 44.982 200.08 7 18
7 11 Denny Hamlin 44.99 200.044 8 18
8 43 Bubba Wallace 45.084 199.627 5 28
9 38 David Ragan 45.159 199.296 5 20
10 9 Chase Elliott 45.179 199.208 3 16
11 13 Ty Dillon 45.242 198.93 5 23
12 48 Jimmie Johnson 45.244 198.921 4 21
13 34 Michael McDowell 45.309 198.636 5 20
14 *62 Brendan Gaughan(i) 45.338 198.509 5 8
15 8 Daniel Hemric # 45.392 198.273 19 26
16 24 William Byron 45.397 198.251 20 32
17 *31 Tyler Reddick(i) 45.404 198.22 18 22
18 3 Austin Dillon 45.411 198.19 19 27
19 14 Clint Bowyer 45.46 197.976 12 12
20 *27 Casey Mears 45.586 197.429 9 11
21 *96 Parker Kligerman(i) 45.82 196.421 3 8
22 37 Chris Buescher 46.203 194.793 9 9
23 88 Alex Bowman 46.617 193.063 18 20
24 10 Aric Almirola 46.66 192.885 4 12
25 22 Joey Logano 46.716 192.653 3 13
26 00 Landon Cassill 46.894 191.922 16 16
27 40 Jamie McMurray 46.953 191.681 15 18
28 36 Matt Tifft # 46.993 191.518 1 4
29 41 Daniel Suarez 46.999 191.493 4 9
30 2 Brad Keselowski 47.013 191.436 8 13
31 1 Kurt Busch 47.207 190.65 5 18
32 21 Paul Menard 47.261 190.432 14 18
33 12 Ryan Blaney 47.322 190.186 7 10
34 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47.353 190.062 9 9
35 42 Kyle Larson 47.486 189.53 21 21
36 32 Corey LaJoie 47.818 188.214 8 12