Logano fastest in second Martinsville practice

Logano fastest in second Martinsville practice

Cup Series

Logano fastest in second Martinsville practice


Joey Logano was fastest in final Monster Energy Series practice at Martinsville Speedway with a lap of 94.416 mph.

Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. were second and third fastest, respectively. Elliott ran a lap of 94.326 mph while Truex clocked in at 94.289 mph. Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer (93.901 mph) and Kasey Kahne (93.896 mph).

Sixth fastest was Jamie McMurray at 93.738 mph. He was followed by playoff drivers Brad Keselowski at 93.719 mph and Kyle Busch at 93.664 mph.

Aric Almirola was ninth fastest at 93.571 mph and Austin Dillon completed the top 10 at 93.562 mph.

There were four playoff drivers outside the top 10 on the speed chart.

Defending race winner Jimmie Johnson was 13th fastest; Denny Hamlin was 16th fastest; Ryan Blaney was 22nd and Kevin Harvick was the slowest of the championship-eligible drivers at 25th.

Erik Jones will be in a backup car for Sunday’s race. The No. 77 Toyota did not participate in the morning practice as the team battled a steering issue. When Jones did get on track in the final session, he complained of the car being loose. He would later spin and damage the right rear of his car.

The Jones accident was the only incident during the 55-minute session.

NEXT: Qualifying at 12:05 p.m. ET Sunday.

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