Daniel Hemric leads Chevy brigade in first MENCS practice

Rookie Daniel Hemric led a Chevrolet brigade at the top of the leaderboard during the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon.

Hemric was followed by Chase Elliott and William Byron before the first Toyota of Kyle Busch placed fourth. Another Chevrolet with Jimmie Johnson was fifth followed by the first Ford driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 takes place Thursday evening.

Coca-Cola 600 Practice 1

RaceRank No Driver BestLapTime BestSpeed BestLap Laps
1 8 Daniel Hemric # 29.542 182.791 8 8
2 9 Chase Elliott 29.615 182.34 5 8
3 24 William Byron 29.636 182.211 5 8
4 18 Kyle Busch 29.643 182.168 2 8
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 29.669 182.008 1 7
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 29.671 181.996 2 8
7 88 Alex Bowman 29.683 181.922 10 10
8 3 Austin Dillon 29.688 181.892 8 8
9 14 Clint Bowyer 29.693 181.861 5 8
10 19 Martin Truex Jr 29.693 181.861 7 7
11 20 Erik Jones 29.728 181.647 2 11
12 11 Denny Hamlin 29.729 181.641 4 10
13 37 Chris Buescher 29.749 181.519 11 11
14 41 Daniel Suarez 29.75 181.513 11 11
15 10 Aric Almirola 29.761 181.446 2 8
16 1 Kurt Busch 29.768 181.403 8 8
17 12 Ryan Blaney 29.781 181.324 2 10
18 47 Ryan Preece # 29.807 181.165 8 8
19 6 Ryan Newman 29.858 180.856 7 13
20 13 Ty Dillon 29.909 180.548 14 14
21 22 Joey Logano 29.919 180.487 10 10
22 2 Brad Keselowski 29.93 180.421 11 11
23 42 Kyle Larson 29.938 180.373 8 8
24 95 Matt DiBenedetto 29.958 180.252 5 8
25 21 Paul Menard 29.959 180.246 7 10
26 43 Bubba Wallace 29.962 180.228 11 11
27 4 Kevin Harvick 29.968 180.192 6 6
28 36 Matt Tifft # 29.977 180.138 8 11
29 38 David Ragan 30.049 179.706 8 11
30 34 Michael McDowell 30.098 179.414 5 11
31 *96 Parker Kligerman(i) 30.34 177.983 11 11
32 00 Landon Cassill(i) 30.518 176.945 5 37
33 15 Ross Chastain(i) 30.601 176.465 2 2
34 *53 BJ McLeod(i) 30.952 174.464 2 2
35 32 Corey LaJoie 30.992 174.239 9 9
36 52 Bayley Currey(i) 31.07 173.801 3 4
37 51 Cody Ware(i) 31.381 172.079 4 4
38 *27 Reed Sorenson 31.463 171.63 3 6
39 77 Quin Houff 31.801 169.806 2 8
40 *66 Joey Gase(i) 32.236 167.515 10 10