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KESELOWSKI LEADS FIRST AAA TEXAS 500 SPRINT CUP HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE

by TMS Website | Nov 03, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 2, 2012) – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski ran the fastest lap Saturday in the first of two “Happy Hour” Sprint Cup Series practices for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge), who is starting eighth, posted a fast lap 186.929 miles per hour among the 36 laps he ran during the 50-minute session in which all 43 cars participated.

AAA Texas 500 polesitter Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) was second at 186.864 and was followed by Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Toyota) at 186.066 mph, Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford) at 185.950 mph and Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford) at 185.312 mph, respectively.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will close out “Happy Hour” practice with the final one-hour session beginning at 4:45 p.m. CT.

Frontstretch tickets for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the eighth race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, are still available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling (817) 215-8500.

Car Driver Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski 186.929
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 186.864
3 11 Denny Hamlin 186.066
4 16 Greg Biffle 185.950
5 99 Carl Edwards 185.312
6 15 Clint Bowyer 185.223
7 18 Kyle Busch 185.096
8 14 Tony Stewart 185.020
9 5 Kasey Kahne 184.875
10 56 Martin Truex Jr. 184.344
11 24 Jeff Gordon 184.275
12 20 Joey Logano 184.080
13 43 Aric Alrmirola 183.980
14 17 Matt Kenseth 183.786
15 29 Kevin Harvick 183.736
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 183.567
17 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) 183.499
18 55 Mark Martin 182.896
19 9 Marcos Ambrose 182.679
20 27 Paul Menard 182.587
21 39 Ryan Newman 181.953
22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 181.861
23 1 Jamie McMurray 181.293
24 78 Kurt Busch 181.099
25 31 Jeff Burton 181.032
26 51 AJ Allmendinger 180.138
27 21 Trevor Bayne(i) 178.903
28 34 David Ragan 178.843
29 13 Casey Mears 178.383
30 93 Travis Kvapil 178.100
31 98 Michael McDowell 178.042
32 38 David Gilliland 177.521
33 47 Bobby Labonte 177.468
34 91 Reed Sorenson(i) 177.288
35 10 Danica Patrick(i) 177.101
36 83 Landon Cassill 177.078
37 37 JJ Yeley 176.991
38 32 Ken Schrader 176.499
39 95 Scott Speed 176.177
40 26 Josh Wise # 176.062
41 36 Dave Blaney 175.547
42 19 Mike Bliss(i) 175.387
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 170.816

# Denotes Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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