MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams logged many laps in Saturday’s practice sessions, but Penske Racing’s Joey Logano was fastest in the first practice and Hendrick Motorsport’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. topped the speed charts in final practice.
Logano ran a total of 47 laps in Saturday’s first practice and in the process posted a best lap of 97.468 mph. Kyle Busch was second quickest in the first session, and he posted the best consecutive 10-lap average speed at 96.590 mph.
Earnhardt Jr. was in control of the leaderboard most of final practice once he posted a speed of 97.533 mph. Earnhardt ran 70 laps in the final practice session.
Chase contender Matt Kenseth finished fourth in Saturday’s first practice just ahead of standings leader Jimmie Johnson in eighth. Kenseth outdid Johnson in final practice as well, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.