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New Gen-6 Car Debuts at Texas Motor Speedway during First Practice Session

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 11, 2013

NASCAR’s new Generation-6 car hit the track for the first time during the NRA 500 weekend with a two-hour practice session, April 11. Furniture Row Racing’s Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/Serta Chevrolet) paced the field with a time of 28.239 seconds at 191.225 mph. Busch completed25 laps in the practice session.

Busch was followed by defending NRA 500 winner, Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford), who clocked a time of 28.265 at 191.049 mph and completed 34 laps. Fall race winner and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet) was third fastest with a time of 28.383 at 190.255 mph and completed the most laps with 60. Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota) and Marcos Amrbrose (No. 9 DeWalt Ford) rounded out the top five fastest times of the session.

Practice for the NRA 500 continues with a second practice session on Thursday from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Cup Practice

Texas Motor Speedway 17th Annual NRA 500

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, April 11, 2013 @ 04:03 PM Eastern

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps Fastest -Next
1 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 28.239 191.225 2 25 ---.--- ---.---
2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 28.265 191.049 6 34 -0.026 -0.026
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet 28.383 190.255 2 60 -0.144 -0.118
4 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.442 189.86 2 44 -0.203 -0.059
5 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 28.455 189.773 2 32 -0.216 -0.013
6 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 28.475 189.64 1 39 -0.236 -0.02
7 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet 28.503 189.454 4 32 -0.264 -0.028
8 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 28.507 189.427 1 28 -0.268 -0.004
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.513 189.387 2 47 -0.274 -0.006
10 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 28.525 189.308 1 50 -0.286 -0.012
11 51 Austin Dillon(i) Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet / Realtree Chevrolet 28.545 189.175 15 37 -0.306 -0.02
12 1 Jamie McMurray Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 28.551 189.135 2 40 -0.312 -0.006
13 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.563 189.056 1 30 -0.324 -0.012
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 28.577 188.963 1 52 -0.338 -0.014
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kellogg's Chevrolet 28.577 188.963 5 33 -0.338 0
16 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 28.582 188.93 4 32 -0.343 -0.005
17 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Office / March of Dimes Toyota 28.63 188.613 4 36 -0.391 -0.048
18 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 28.632 188.6 3 29 -0.393 -0.002
19 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 28.632 188.6 3 27 -0.393 0
20 15 Clint Bowyer Gander Mountain Toyota 28.664 188.39 3 33 -0.425 -0.032
21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.694 188.193 21 34 -0.455 -0.03
22 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 28.696 188.18 2 19 -0.457 -0.002
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 28.697 188.173 1 37 -0.458 -0.001
24 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.719 188.029 16 32 -0.48 -0.022
25 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.774 187.669 5 44 -0.535 -0.055
26 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 28.8 187.5 1 31 -0.561 -0.026
27 83 David Reutimann Dr Pepper Toyota 28.803 187.48 2 16 -0.564 -0.003
28 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 28.812 187.422 3 19 -0.573 -0.009
29 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 28.902 186.838 5 28 -0.663 -0.09
30 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 28.906 186.812 3 29 -0.667 -0.004
31 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Toyota 29.017 186.098 5 7 -0.778 -0.111
32 47 Bobby Labonte Pine-Sol Toyota 29.032 186.002 2 25 -0.793 -0.015
33 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota 29.059 185.829 4 20 -0.82 -0.027
34 38 David Gilliland EZ Pawn / EZ Money Ford 29.063 185.803 4 17 -0.824 -0.004
35 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 29.064 185.797 3 22 -0.825 -0.001
36 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 29.148 185.261 3 3 -0.909 -0.084
37 93 Travis Kvapil Dr Pepper Toyota 29.248 184.628 4 23 -1.009 -0.1
38 34 David Ragan Love's Travel Stops Ford 29.294 184.338 5 16 -1.055 -0.046
39 95 Scott Speed Tracking Point / B&D Electrical Ford 29.541 182.797 5 7 -1.302 -0.247
40 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 29.584 182.531 3 5 -1.345 -0.043
41 32 Timmy Hill # OXY water Ford 29.689 181.886 5 23 -1.45 -0.105
42 87 Joe Nemechek(i) ATIgunstocks.com Toyota 0 0 0 0 0 0

*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 48 Jimmie Johnson 32 41 186.186
2 56 Martin Truex Jr. 33 42 186.097
3 55 Mark Martin 26 35 185.698
4 5 Kasey Kahne 26 35 185.642
5 18 Kyle Busch 31 40 185.537
6 27 Paul Menard 22 31 185.457
7 16 Greg Biffle 23 32 185.262
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 20 29 185.033
9 15 Clint Bowyer 14 23 184.963
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 25 34 184.635
11 1 Jamie McMurray 27 36 184.059
12 31 Jeff Burton 35 44 183.949

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

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

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