Ryan Newman paces opening Sprint Cup practice at Homestead
Ryan Newman was fastest in the first and only practice session for the Sprint Cup Series Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a lap of 175.387 mph.
Newman was the fastest of three non-Chase drivers in the top five. Martin Truex Jr. was second with a lap of 175.353 mph while Kyle Larson was third fastest at 175.256 mph.
Championship contenders Joey Logano (175.165 mph) and Jimmie Johnson (174.944 mph) rounded out the top five.
The two remaining Chase drivers, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, were eighth and ninth fastest respectively. Busch with a lap of 174.514 mph and Edwards with a lap of 174.458 mph.
Brian Scott, who will retire from NASCAR racing after this weekend, brushed the wall early in the 1 hour, 25-minute session. He was able to drive the car back to the garage after suffering right side damage.