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Bowyer Fastest In Dickies 500 Practice

by TMS Media Relations | Nov 06, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2009) – Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet) posted the fastest lap at 189.381 miles per hour in Friday’s 90-minute NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Bowyer was the only driver among the 47 participating in the session that topped 189 mph and it came on his 11th and final lap of the session. Eight other drivers did eclipse 188 mph, paced by Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/Super 33 Tape Ford) who was second fastest at 188.706 mph.

Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet) and Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) were third (188.633 mph) and fourth quickest (188.627), respectively. Rounding out the top five was defending Dickies 500 champion Carl Edwards (No. 99 Aflac Ford) with a lap of 188.383 mph.

7-Eleven Qualifying Day for the Dickies 500 begins at 3:40 p.m. CT.

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 28.514 189.381
2 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Super 33 Tape Ford 28.616 188.706
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevrolet 28.627 188.633
4 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 28.628 188.627
5 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 28.665 188.383
6 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 28.676 188.311
7 6 David Ragan UPS/Boys & Girls Clubs of America Ford 28.694 188.193
8 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.698 188.166
9 12 Brad Keselowski No. 12 Penske Dodge Dodge 28.721 188.016
10 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet 28.745 187.859
11 20 Joey Logano # Home Depot Toyota 28.750 187.826
12 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 28.755 187.793
13 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet 28.763 187.741
14 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet 28.768 187.709
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet 28.775 187.663
16 77 Sam Hornish Jr. AAA Dodge 28.779 187.637
17 *87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 28.788 187.578
18 44 A J Allmendinger Ford Drive One Ford 28.798 187.513
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 28.810 187.435
20 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 28.813 187.415
21 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet 28.814 187.409
22 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 28.850 187.175
23 43 Reed Sorenson Valvoline Dodge 28.898 186.864
24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Dream In Color Chevrolet 28.903 186.832
25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 28.909 186.793
26 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 28.943 186.574
27 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 28.948 186.541
28 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools Dodge 28.951 186.522
29 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota 28.963 186.445
30 *02 David Gilliland Farm Bureau Toyota 28.965 186.432
31 *82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 28.969 186.406
32 *71 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 28.977 186.355
33 7 Robby Gordon MAPEI Toyota 29.008 186.156
34 *37 Tony Raines Long John Silver's Chevrolet 29.013 186.123
35 07 Casey Mears Choctaw Casino/Resort Chevrolet 29.039 185.957
36 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 29.128 185.389
37 98 Paul Menard Vertis/Menards Ford 29.139 185.319
38 *70 Mike Skinner TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 29.192 184.982
39 *36 Michael McDowell Wave Energy Drink Toyota 29.206 184.894
40 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 29.236 184.704
41 *66 Dave Blaney The Denny Hamlin Foundation Toyota 29.236 184.704
42 *78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 29.256 184.578
43 *09 Mike Bliss Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort  29.310 184.237
44 *13 Max Papis # GEICO Toyota 29.338 184.062
45 *21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 29.379 183.805
46 96 Erik Darnell Academy Sports + Outdoors Ford 29.535 182.834
47 34 John Andretti Taco Bell Chevrolet 30.381 177.743

* Required to qualify on time
# Denotes Rookie

     

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