Newman fastest in second Vegas practice

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Newman fastest in second Vegas practice


Newman fastest in second Vegas practice


Ryan Newman set the pace in the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Las Vegas, running a lap of 183.892mph around the 1.5-mile oval.

Playoff contenders Ryan Blaney (183.268mph) and Aric Almirola (183.194mph) were second and third fastest, respectively, in the caution-free session. Hendrick Motorsports rookie William Byron (183.107mph) was fourth fastest, with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suarez rounding out the top five with a lap at 182.822mph.


Polesitter Erik Jones (182.692mph) was sixth fastest. Jimmie Johnson, who struggled in Friday’s practice and qualified 17th, ended the second practice seventh.

Reed Sorenson, Paul Menard and AJ Allmendinger were assessed 15-minute holds for failing pre-qualifying tech twice.

UP NEXT: Final practice session at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

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