NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
R
Daytona Clash
08 Feb
-
09 Feb
Next event in
10 days
08 Feb
-
16 Feb
Next event in
10 days
R
Las Vegas
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Next event in
23 days
R
Fontana
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
Next event in
30 days
R
Phoenix
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Next event in
37 days
R
Atlanta
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
44 days
R
Homestead
20 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
51 days
R
27 Mar
-
29 Mar
Next event in
58 days
R
Bristol
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
65 days
R
Richmond
17 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
79 days
R
Talladega
24 Apr
-
26 Apr
Next event in
86 days
R
01 May
-
03 May
Next event in
93 days
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
99 days
R
All-Star
15 May
-
16 May
Next event in
107 days
R
Charlotte
22 May
-
24 May
Next event in
114 days
R
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
121 days
R
Michigan
05 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
128 days
R
12 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
135 days
R
Chicagoland
19 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
142 days
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
149 days
R
Indianapolis
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
156 days
R
Kentucky
09 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
162 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
170 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
191 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
198 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
205 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
211 days
R
Darlington
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
219 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
225 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
232 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
240 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
247 days
R
Charlotte II
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
254 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
261 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
268 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
275 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
282 days

Denny Hamlin tops first Talladega practice at nearly 205 mph

shares
comments
Denny Hamlin tops first Talladega practice at nearly 205 mph
By:
Oct 11, 2019, 6:41 PM

Denny Hamlin topped Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and the only driver to top 204 mph.

While drafting late in the 50-minute session, Hamlin posted an average lap speed of 204.904 mph to lead the first practice. Kevin Harvick was second (203.688 mph) and Kyle Busch was third (203.684 mph).

Corey LaJoie was fourth and Michael McDowell completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 average speeds were Erik Jones, Ross Chastain, Brendan Gaughan, Chris Buescher and Matt DiBenedetto.

In all, the top 33 cars posted an average speed better than 200 mph, with the top seven better than 203 mph.

Less than 10 minutes into the session, Kyle Busch’s team pulled his No. 18 Toyota out of line on pit road and pushed it back to the garage with what his team believed was a fuel pressure issue. He had not yet turned a lap on the track.

Busch finally was able to get on track about 17 minutes into the session.

With about 15 minutes remaining in the session, a caution was displayed for debris on the track. Daniel Hemric appeared to cut a tire from running over the debris.

Four drivers had to sit out the final 15 minutes of the session. Chase Elliott, William Byron and Ryan Preece for being late out of the garage for inspection and Martin Truex Jr. for failing pre-race inspection twice last weekend.

Next article
Matt Crafton to stand by for Paul Menard at Talladega

Previous article

Matt Crafton to stand by for Paul Menard at Talladega

Next article

eNASCAR Heat Pro League Championship 4 set

eNASCAR Heat Pro League Championship 4 set
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Talladega II
Author Jim Utter