Apr 10, 2014, 2:27 PM EST
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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Nov 27, 2014, 5:57 PM EST
Police continue to investigate the cause of death of Theresa Benn, who had been missing more than a month before her body was found last week near Talladega Superspeedway.
MST exclusive: BK Racing co-owner Anthony Marlowe apologizes for Cole Whitt/David Ragan tweet controversy
Nov 27, 2014, 3:23 PM EST
BK Racing minority owner Anthony Marlowe offers a public apology to MotorSportsTalk on his inadvertent tweet of Cole Whitt replacing David Ragan in the No. 34 car for 2015.
Nov 27, 2014, 2:16 PM EST
Steve Byrnes of Fox Sports gave friends and family a promising Thanksgiving update about his battle with Stage 4 head-and-neck cancer.
Nov 27, 2014, 10:45 AM EST
Hulkenberg gets an LMP1 opportunity with Porsche at Spa and Le Mans next season.
Nov 27, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
What we’re thankful across the wide spectrum of motorsports in 2014.
Nov 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EST
If you’re in the Charlotte area and want to have a great Black Friday experience, head on over to Charlotte Motor Speedway, where for a donation, you can drive on the actual racetrack.
Sam Hornish Jr. has much to be thankful for: new home, renewed Sprint Cup hopes with Richard Petty Motorsports
Nov 26, 2014, 8:56 PM EST
Sam Hornish Jr. has a lot to give thanks for this Thanksgiving, most notably a new ride and a new lease on his Sprint Cup driving life with Richard Petty Motorsports.
Nov 26, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
NBCSN will present a 14-hour ‘Mecum Marathon’ starting Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
Simon Pagenaud’s Indy 500 Senna tribute helmet to be auctioned for Ayrton Senna Foundation.
Nov 26, 2014, 2:29 PM EST
Front Row Motorsports officials on Wednesday denied rumors of Cole Whitt replacing David Ragan in the No. 34 Ford for 2015.
Nov 26, 2014, 1:58 PM EST
Record cable numbers for F1 on NBCSN this season.
Nov 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
A rundown through the field after the final day of on-track running for F1 2014.
Nov 26, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
Some NASCAR AMERICA specials are on tap before the end of the year.
Nov 26, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
Marciello gracious for opportunity, and was thinking of Jules Bianchi throughout the day.
Nov 26, 2014, 11:30 AM EST
A.J. Foyt with post-operative complication, but resolved.
Nov 26, 2014, 11:13 AM EST
New Mercedes driver, same place on the charts to close out 2014 F1 season.
Nov 26, 2014, 10:31 AM EST
What’s next for Jean-Eric Vergne? An analysis of his time in F1, and where to from here.
Nov 26, 2014, 9:28 AM EST
JEV out, and likely another rookie in at Toro Rosso for 2015.
Nov 25, 2014, 8:07 PM EST
A post-season exit survey provides some very interesting fan data on NASCAR’s latest version of its post-season format.
Nov 25, 2014, 7:00 PM EST
The outgoing crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. also talks about his successor needing to make his own mark.
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