Aric Almirola fastest in first Kansas practice, full speeds

Aric Almirola turned in the fastest lap during the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Kansas Speedway.

Almirola ran 23 laps but the last wast the fastest at 30.311 seconds. He was followed by teammate Clint Bowyer. Kyle Busch was third fastest followed by Brad Keselowski before four Chevrolets in William Byron, Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson. Kevin Harvick was ninth fastest followed by Alex Bowman.

Qualifying for the Digital Ally 400 is later on Friday. The MENCS cars have a second practice on Friday as well.

Kansas Practice Session 1

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 10 Aric Almirola 30.311 178.153 23 23
2 14 Clint Bowyer 30.443 177.381 30 30
3 18 Kyle Busch 30.481 177.16 16 26
4 2 Brad Keselowski 30.509 176.997 28 38
5 24 William Byron 30.519 176.939 41 41
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 30.52 176.933 25 34
7 3 Austin Dillon 30.533 176.858 45 45
8 42 Kyle Larson 30.564 176.678 30 41
9 4 Kevin Harvick 30.566 176.667 27 37
10 88 Alex Bowman 30.577 176.603 22 22
11 12 Ryan Blaney 30.617 176.373 12 30
12 22 Joey Logano 30.633 176.28 7 38
13 8 Daniel Hemric # 30.643 176.223 16 53
14 20 Erik Jones 30.66 176.125 5 29
15 41 Daniel Suarez 30.665 176.097 35 35
16 9 Chase Elliott 30.668 176.079 44 50
17 11 Denny Hamlin 30.7 175.896 20 29
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 30.706 175.861 29 35
19 21 Paul Menard 30.714 175.816 16 32
20 95 Matt DiBenedetto 30.733 175.707 21 29
21 37 Chris Buescher 30.736 175.69 40 50
22 1 Kurt Busch 30.757 175.57 31 36
23 *31 Tyler Reddick(i) 30.801 175.319 25 38
24 47 Ryan Preece # 30.831 175.148 2 20
25 6 Ryan Newman 30.861 174.978 8 27
26 00 Landon Cassill(i) 30.863 174.967 12 24
27 19 Martin Truex Jr. 30.872 174.916 6 10
28 43 Bubba Wallace 30.873 174.91 12 38
29 32 Corey LaJoie 30.897 174.774 11 31
30 13 Ty Dillon 30.956 174.441 8 24
31 36 Matt Tifft # 30.979 174.312 12 15
32 34 Michael McDowell 30.979 174.312 22 31
33 38 David Ragan 30.994 174.227 12 19
34 15 Ross Chastain(i) 31.15 173.355 14 27
35 52 Bayley Currey(i) 31.223 172.949 7 7
36 51 Cody Ware(i) 31.707 170.309 4 4
37 *27 Reed Sorenson 31.792 169.854 10 14
38 77 Quin Houff 31.911 169.221 24 25
39 *66 Timmy Hill(i) 32.784 164.714 10 14
40 *46 Joey Gase(i) 33.015 163.562 7 7