Kurt Busch fastest in opening Cup practice at Talladega

Kurt Busch put down the fastest lap in Friday’s first practice for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Busch was followed by David Ragan, Erik Jones, Michael McDowell and Chase Elliott.

All 37 cars which are entered into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for Sunday took laps.  Elliott ran the most laps at 37 with Jeffrey Earnhardt making just three.

MENCS Practice #1 Talladega

1 1 Kurt Busch 47.249 202.671 3 30
2 38 David Ragan 47.253 202.654 3 23
3 20 Erik Jones 47.253 202.654 16 18
4 34 Michael McDowell 47.256 202.641 3 31
5 9 Chase Elliott 47.26 202.624 31 37
6 24 William Byron 47.262 202.615 25 30
7 6 Ryan Newman 47.29 202.495 21 24
8 18 Kyle Busch 47.39 202.068 11 12
9 13 Ty Dillon 47.528 201.481 8 23
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 47.59 201.219 8 23
11 4 Kevin Harvick 47.606 201.151 8 40
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 47.719 200.675 16 20
13 47 Ryan Preece # 47.73 200.629 3 18
14 12 Ryan Blaney 47.767 200.473 14 27
15 36 Matt Tifft # 47.769 200.465 4 23
16 41 Daniel Suarez 47.794 200.36 12 23
17 10 Aric Almirola 47.797 200.347 13 24
18 22 Joey Logano 47.799 200.339 22 35
19 21 Paul Menard 47.818 200.259 15 25
20 14 Clint Bowyer 47.823 200.238 16 28
21 2 Brad Keselowski 47.823 200.238 15 28
22 88 Alex Bowman 47.9 199.916 4 29
23 19 Martin Truex Jr 48.1 199.085 11 14
24 8 Daniel Hemric # 48.112 199.036 5 13
25 42 Kyle Larson 48.195 198.693 6 28
26 3 Austin Dillon 48.524 197.346 2 18
27 43 Bubba Wallace 48.552 197.232 13 16
28 37 Chris Buescher 48.891 195.864 7 10
29 77 Justin Haley(i) 49.379 193.929 5 6
30 52 Stanton Barrett 49.745 192.502 2 6
31 32 Corey LaJoie 50.196 190.772 8 17
32 *81 Jeffrey Earnhardt(i) 50.595 189.268 2 3
33 11 Denny Hamlin 50.985 187.82 5 5
34 *62 Brendan Gaughan(i) 51.053 187.57 4 5
35 95 Matt DiBenedetto 51.129 187.291 3 5
36 *96 Parker Kligerman(i) 51.471 186.047 7 7
37 15 Ross Chastain(i) 52.055 183.959 6 7

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