Apr 10, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
Joey Logano isn’t sitting on his laurels from winning this past Monday’s rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Logano on Thursday afternoon was fastest in the first of two practice sessions for Friday’s VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway.
With no Sprint Cup practice scheduled for Thursday, Logano covered the legendary 1.366-mile, egg-shaped track at 169.380 mph, the only driver to exceed 169 mph.
Here’s the entire list of Thursday’s first practice session. We’ll be back later today with results from Thursday’s second NNS practice, as well.
1 Joey Logano 169.380
2 Kyle Busch 168.700
3 Kyle Larson 168.613
4 Chris Buescher 168.371
5 Dakoda Armstrong 168.301
6 Kevin Harvick 168.135
7 Brian Scott 167.957
8 Elliott Sadler 167.848
9 Ty Dillon 167.785
10 Regan Smith 167.163
11 Matt Kenseth 166.925
12 Landon Cassill 166.580
13 Chase Elliott 166.450
14 Jeremy Clements 166.428
15 JJ Yeley 166.219
16 James Buescher 165.995
17 Brendan Gaughan 165.827
18 Ryan Reed 165.442
19 Trevor Bayne 165.259
20 David Starr 165.231
21 Mike Bliss 165.076
22 Cale Conley 164.937
23 Ryan Sieg 164.655
24 Josh Wise 164.248
25 Mike Wallace 164.133
26 Dylan Kwasniewski 163.077
27 Eric McClure 162.732
28 Jeff Green 162.297
29 Todd Bodine 162.056
30 Tanner Berryhill 161.795
31 Derrike Cope 161.143
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt 160.617
33 Matt DiBenedetto 160.596
34 Matt Carter 159.130
35 Tommy Joe Martins 158.433
36 Joey Gase 157.494
37 Carlos Contreras 157.328
38 Mike Harmon 152.073
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