Kyle Busch fastest in first of two Saturday Cup practices at Dover
Kyle Busch continues to make a statement this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
After earning the pole Friday for Sunday’s AAA 400, Busch was fastest in Saturday’s first of two NASCAR Cup practices at the one-mile concrete oval.
Busch was the only driver over 158 mph, laying down a field-best lap of 158.040 mph.
Ryan Blaney continued to show speed, recording the second-fastest speed at 157.929 mph, followed by two-time Dover winner Martin Truex Jr. (157.874 mph).
Ten-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson was fourth-fastest at 157.756 mph, and Kurt Busch was fifth-fastest at 157.708 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth-fastest (157.673 mph).
Erik Jones, who was seventh-fastest (157.556), was the only driver involved in an incident during the session. Jones spun his No. 77 Toyota but did not make contact with anything and continued on.