Important Notes: This first practice was ran early in the morning at Martinsville, and the track temperature was significantly colder than what it will be during the race. Many teams weren’t in too much of a rush for this session, and Happy Hour later today will be more telling at who is fast. William Byron blew a tire early in the session and hit the wall. His #24 Chevrolet got some damage but they did NOT have to get the backup car. Corey LaJoie had a similar experience later in the session, but he had much more damage. The #32 team had to bring out the backup car.

Drivers who served a 15-minute penalty during this session: Michael McDowell

Top 20-Lap Averages during the session:

  1. Kyle Busch (19.67 seconds)
  2. Chase Elliott (19.79 seconds)
  3. Kyle Larson (19.81 seconds)
  4. Joey Logano (19.89 seconds)
  5. Denny Hamlin (19.93 seconds)
  6. Jimmie Johnson (20.05 seconds)
  7. Bubba Wallace (20.06 seconds)
  8. Clint Bowyer (20.10 seconds)
  9. Michael McDowell (20.10 seconds)

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Practice Speeds

RankDriverTimeBackSpeedFastest
Lap
Laps
Ran
1Clint Bowyer19.387—.—97.6744949
2Daniel Suarez19.470-0.08397.2571820
3Aric Almirola19.521-0.13497.0034343
4Martin Truex Jr.19.534-0.14796.9392445
5Kyle Busch19.545-0.15896.8841151
6Brad Keselowski19.576-0.18996.7311250
7Chris Buescher19.593-0.20696.6474343
8Joey Logano19.620-0.23396.514967
9Denny Hamlin19.634-0.24796.4451153
10Chase Elliott19.634-0.24796.4451762
11Kevin Harvick19.640-0.25396.4162044
12Ryan Blaney19.641-0.25496.4111352
13Jimmie Johnson19.668-0.28196.278755
14Erik Jones19.671-0.28496.264744
15Kyle Larson19.694-0.30796.1511056
16Austin Dillon19.696-0.30996.1411246
17Paul Menard19.726-0.33995.9952448
18Alex Bowman19.733-0.34695.961760
19Bubba Wallace19.738-0.35195.9371844
20Ryan Preece 19.742-0.35595.917942
21Ty Dillon19.751-0.36495.8742247
22Matt DiBenedetto19.757-0.37095.8451046
23Kurt Busch19.759-0.37295.8351041
24Corey LaJoie19.769-0.38295.7862222
25Ryan Newman19.790-0.40395.6851536
26David Ragan19.808-0.42195.5981640
27Daniel Hemric19.859-0.47295.3521654
28Michael McDowell19.869-0.48295.3041823
29Ricky Stenhouse Jr.19.879-0.49295.2562348
30Matt Tifft19.925-0.53895.0361939
31Ross Chastain19.967-0.58094.8372435
32Landon Cassill20.032-0.64594.5291238
33Jeb Burton20.236-0.84993.5761217
34Cody Ware20.262-0.87593.45699
35DJ Kennington20.435-1.04892.6652227
36William Byron20.606-1.21991.89622

Ten-Lap Averages

RankDriverFrom
Lap
To
Lap
Avg
Speed
1Kyle Busch81796.642
2Aric Almirola81796.372
3Martin Truex, Jr.192896.305
4Ryan Blaney61596.103
5Clint Bowyer112096.027
6Denny Hamlin61595.934
7Chase Elliott223195.887
8Kyle Larson101995.812
9Erik Jones41395.810
10Kevin Harvick61595.803
11Brad Keselowski61595.753
12Paul Menard273695.554
13Jimmie Johnson61595.489
14Joey Logano233295.299
15David Ragan152495.293
16Chris Buescher233295.208
17Austin Dillon303995.202
18Alex Bowman314095.057
19Ty Dillon202995.011
20Michael McDowell122194.987
21Matt DiBenedetto223194.855
22Ryan Preece31294.806
23Bubba Wallace213097.787
24Kurt Busch31294.625
25Daniel Hemric202994.620
26Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.172694.587
27Matt Tifft253494.378
28Ross Chastain263594.076
29Ryan Newman273693.906
30Daniel Suarez11093.356
31Landon Cassill31292.201
32DJ Kennington182790.994
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