Clint Bowyer fastest in MENCS opening practice at Martinsville

Clint Bowyer was the fastest in the opening practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville. Bowyer having success at Martinsville is not a surprise, he won here a year ago. Teammates Daniel Suarez and Aric Almirola were second and third while Kevin Harvick was 11th.

MENCS drivers have two practice sessions on Saturday ahead of qualifying which takes place after the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. Qualifying is expected to take place at 5 pm ET.

The MENCS will run the STP 500 at Martinsville on Sunday. FOX Sports 1 and MRN have coverage of the race starting at 2 pm ET.

MENCS Practice Martinsville

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 14 Clint Bowyer 19.387 97.6737 49 49
2 41 Daniel Suarez 19.47 97.2573 18 20
3 10 Aric Almirola 19.521 97.0032 43 43
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. 19.534 96.9387 24 45
5 18 Kyle Busch 19.545 96.8841 11 51
6 2 Brad Keselowski 19.576 96.7307 12 50
7 37 Chris Buescher 19.593 96.6468 43 43
8 22 Joey Logano 19.62 96.5138 9 67
9 11 Denny Hamlin 19.634 96.4449 11 53
10 9 Chase Elliott 19.634 96.4449 17 62
11 4 Kevin Harvick 19.64 96.4155 20 44
12 12 Ryan Blaney 19.641 96.4106 13 52
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 19.668 96.2782 7 55
14 20 Erik Jones 19.671 96.2635 7 44
15 42 Kyle Larson 19.694 96.1511 10 56
16 3 Austin Dillon 19.696 96.1413 12 46
17 21 Paul Menard 19.726 95.9951 24 48
18 88 Alex Bowman 19.733 95.9611 7 60
19 43 Bubba Wallace 19.738 95.9368 18 44
20 47 Ryan Preece # 19.742 95.9173 9 42
21 13 Ty Dillon 19.751 95.8736 22 47
22 95 Matt DiBenedetto 19.757 95.8445 10 46
23 1 Kurt Busch 19.759 95.8348 10 41
24 32 Corey LaJoie 19.769 95.7863 22 22
25 6 Ryan Newman 19.79 95.6847 15 36
26 38 David Ragan 19.808 95.5977 16 40
27 8 Daniel Hemric # 19.859 95.3522 16 54
28 34 Michael McDowell 19.869 95.3042 18 23
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 19.879 95.2563 23 48
30 36 Matt Tifft # 19.925 95.0364 19 39
31 15 Ross Chastain(i) 19.967 94.8365 24 35
32 0 Landon Cassill 20.032 94.5288 12 38
33 52 Jeb Burton(i) 20.236 93.5758 12 17
34 51 Cody Ware # 20.262 93.4557 9 9
35 77 DJ Kennington(i) 20.435 92.6645 22 27
36 24 William Byron 20.606 91.8956 2 2