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Kyle Larson leads first Cup practice at ISM Raceway


during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Robert Laberge

Kyle Larson led a Chip Ganassi Racing sweep of the top two spots in Friday’s Cup Series practice session at ISM Raceway.

Larson took the top spot from Jamie McMurray in the final moments with a top speed of 138.281 mph.

McMurray followed at 137.762 mph.

The top five was completed by Kyle Busch (137.662), William Byron (137.620) and Chase Elliott (137.615).

Joey Logano, who was sixth fastest, was the quickest Ford driver.

There were seven Chevrolet drivers in the top 15, including the four in the top five.

Darrell Wallace Jr. recorded the most laps in the session with 18. He was 25th on the speed chart.

There was only one accident in the session. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made contact with the outside wall with about 32 minutes left. He will go to a backup car.

Cup qualifying is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. ET.

Click here for the practice report.