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Ragan Fastest In Opening Sprint Cup Series Practice For Samsung Mobile 500

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 07, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2011) – David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Freight Ford, posted the fastest lap during Thursday’s opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session for the upcoming Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Ragan ran a lap of 185.816 miles per hour (29.061 seconds) miles per hour on his 50th and final lap to claim the top spot in the 1-hour, 40-minute session. He was followed by Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet-185.701 mph), Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Target Chevrolet-185.280 mph), Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet-185.230 mph) and Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford-185.128 mph).

Flower Mound’s David Starr (No. 95 Leavine Fenton Ford), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran looking to qualify for his first Cup race with newly formed Leavine Fenton Racing, ran 12 laps and was 43rd (177.626 mph) out of 44 cars in the session.

The final Sprint Cup Series practice is a 90-minute session that begins at 2 p.m. CT Friday and will be followed by The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Day at 5:40 p.m.

Tickets for pole day as well as Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500 are available by calling (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

 

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps
1 6 David Ragan UPS Freight Ford 29.061 185.816 50 50
2 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet 29.079 185.701 61 61
3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 29.145 185.280 22 22
4 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 29.153 185.230 33 33
5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 29.169 185.128 32 32
6 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 29.221 184.799 39 41
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet 29.246 184.641 12 12
8 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 29.250 184.615 23 23
9 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 29.275 184.458 31 31
10 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 29.277 184.445 21 21
11 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 29.281 184.420 29 29
12 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 29.283 184.407 31 31
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet 29.29 184.363 21 21
14 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 29.318 184.187 26 26
15 99 Carl Edwards Scotts Ford 29.327 184.131 1 40
16 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY Reserve Chevrolet 29.330 184.112 32 32
17 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 29.335 184.080 20 20
18 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet 29.337 184.068 31 31
19 09 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Chevrolet 29.359 183.930 14 14
20 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office/March of Dimes Toyota 29.362 183.911 25 25
21 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Toyota 29.364 183.899 38 38
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 29.395 183.705 33 34
23 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 29.411 183.605 26 26
24 78 Regan Smith farmamerican.org Chevrolet 29.417 183.567 22 22
25 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 29.431 183.480 16 16
26 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 29.488 183.125 3 30
27 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 29.518 182.939 35 35
28 *13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 29.585 182.525 23 23
29 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Toyota 29.668 182.014 26 26
30 *66 Michael McDowell HP Racing, LLC Toyota 29.673 181.984 13 13
31 43 A J Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 29.783 181.311 33 33
32 *46 J J Yeley Red Line Chevrolet 29.827 181.044 3 3
33 *60 Mike Skinner(i) Big Red Toyota 29.854 180.880 8 8
34 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 29.931 180.415 3 48
35 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 29.947 180.319 1 59
36 *87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 29.967 180.198 1 5
37 34 David Gilliland Gander Mountain Ford 29.982 180.108 23 23
38 *38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's/TMone Ford 30.011 179.934 19 19
39 7 Robby Gordon Fast Five/SPEED Energy Dodge 30.030 179.820 17 23
40 *36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevrolet 30.204 178.784 1 24
41 32 Ken Schrader Big Red Ford 30.319 178.106 40 46
42 *71 Andy Lally # Interstate Moving Services Ford 30.390 177.690 38 38
43 *95 David Starr(i) WRL General Contractors Ford 30.401 177.626 12 21
44 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.037 173.986 15 18

# Denotes Rookie, *Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average

Pos Car Driver

From Lap

To Lap

Avg Speed    
1 99 Carl Edwards 29 38 179.901    
2 14 Tony Stewart 1 10 179.817    
3 27 Paul Menard 1 10 179.040    
4 24 Jeff Gordon 48 57 177.253    
5 2 Brad Keselowski 10 19 176.309    
6 33 Clint Bowyer 18 27 176.188    
7 95 * David Starr(i) 12 21 175.440    

* Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

 

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