Toyota dominates first Sprint Cup practice; Truex is fastest
Martin Truex Jr. was fastest in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Truex covered the so-called Magic Mile with a top speed of 133.562 mph at 28.517 seconds.
Carl Edwards was second fastest (133.380 mph), followed by Kyle Busch (133.100), Kurt Busch (133.091) and Denny Hamlin (132.956).
Toyota drivers made up four of the top five fastest positions, with Kurt Busch’s Chevrolet the only non-Toyota car in that group.
The winner of the last two Sprint Cup races, Brad Keselowski, was the fastest Ford driver (132.379), 11th overall.
Alex Bowman, filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion-like symptoms), was 13th fastest (132.172) in this session.
Next up for the Sprint Cup drivers: qualifying at 4:45 pm ET, which will be televised live on NBCSN.
Here’s how the first Sprint Cup practice session played out: