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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Jan 26, 2015, 8:45 PM EST
NASCAR heavily is considering using the May 16 showcase as a trial run of the rules package for the 2016 season and has begun informing Sprint Cup teams of the possibility.
Jan 26, 2015, 8:33 PM EST
Quick recap for Day 1 of 3 in South Florida for the Indy Lights contingent.
Jan 26, 2015, 8:06 PM EST
Kyle Busch say that he doesn’t see Toyota partners Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing working closely together and that “we’re idiots” for not doing so.
Jan 26, 2015, 7:04 PM EST
Kyle Busch is not pleased with those who have confused him with his brother in reporting on Kurt Busch’s recent court matter.
Jan 26, 2015, 6:05 PM EST
Will its expansion help or hurt its hopes of a Sprint Cup title?
Jan 26, 2015, 4:54 PM EST
Which Joe Gibbs Racing driver will have the best season in 2015? Newcomer Carl Edwards, or Matt Kenseth, or JGR stalwarts Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin?
Jan 26, 2015, 4:38 PM EST
After last year’s exciting Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR chairman Brian France painted a very positive state of the sport Monday. There are still challenges, but NASCAR is working at fixing those.
Jan 26, 2015, 4:05 PM EST
NASCAR Chairman Brian France says series officials are not looking to eliminate the four-car limit for teams.
Jan 26, 2015, 3:58 PM EST
The wireless communications company already has announced its departure after the end of its contract in 2016
Jan 26, 2015, 3:30 PM EST
Devon Amos, Jay Beasley, Collin Cabre, Natalie Decker, Kenzie Ruston, and Dylan Smith part of this year’s D4D program; an update on Daytona Rising renovation project.
Jan 26, 2015, 3:22 PM EST
Greg Morin, a pit coach overseeing the crews of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., is leaving his position after January.
Jan 26, 2015, 3:08 PM EST
NASCAR has outlawed the practice of teams manipulating — or flaring out — of rear side skirts to produce an aerodynamic advantage.
Jan 26, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
The Grove gang reveals its lineup for the first F1 preseason test of 2015.
Jan 26, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
Video game retail company continues support of Joe Gibbs Racing’s XFINITY Series program.
Jan 26, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
Official launch of the new car is set for Friday.
Jan 26, 2015, 11:09 AM EST
NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett will join NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of NASCAR in 2015, it was announced Monday.
National Motorsports Press Association honors Lynda Petty, Kevin Harvick and others for service, achievement
Jan 26, 2015, 10:31 AM EST
Richard Petty’s late wife, Lynda, and 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick were among those who were honored during Sunday’s National Motorsports Press Association annual awards banquet.
Jan 26, 2015, 10:10 AM EST
Lotus hopes to put a less-than-competitive 2014 to rest with the help of its new car.
Jan 26, 2015, 9:36 AM EST
A long layoff has drivers such as Danica Patrick ready ‘to take out this aggression somewhere right now.’
Jan 25, 2015, 11:33 PM EST
A big fan of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr. posed a rather interesting question to his Twitter followers: Could NASCAR ever do — let alone consider — a 24-hour race?
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