Chase Briscoe fastest in Cup practice at Road America

Chase Briscoe ended topping Saturday’s lone NASCAR Cup Series practice at Road America.

Chase Briscoe fastest in Cup practice at Road America
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Briscoe went out in the first group and posted an average lap speed of 108.216 mph – the only driver on the day to top the 108 mph mark.

“It’s a very challenging track, but that’s why I like going there. It does wear you out. It gets like a slick, worn-out dirt track, as weird as that sounds, but that’s why I like it,” Briscoe said.

“I just like the feat of trying to wrestle a 4-mile road course. It’s huge. It takes over two minutes to run the race track, so I just enjoy the challenge of racing there and trying to get these cars to do what you want each lap, with every turn. It’s a lot of fun and, when it pays off, it’s incredibly rewarding.”

Tyler Reddick ended up second-fastest overall (107.992 mph) and Ross Chastain – who led the second session (107.737 mph) – was third-fastest overall.

Austin Cindric was fourth and Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five.

Group B

Chastain led the way in the second 20-minute session, with an average lap speed of 107.737 mph.

Chris Buescher ended up second (107.696 mph) and Joey Hand was third (107.675 mph).

Michael McDowell was fourth and Cody Ware rounded out the top-five.

Just as the session concluded, Denny Hamlin spun in Turn 14 but did not appear to suffer any damage to his No. 11 Toyota.

Group A

Briscoe led the way in the first 20-minute practice session with an average lap speed of 108.216 mph.

Reddick ended up second-fastest (107.992 mph) and Cindric was third (107.728 mph). Kyle Larson and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five.

In the final five minutes of the session, Larson spun on track and was able to continue after sliding into the dirt.

 

Martin Truex Jr. locked his brakes and went off track but was also able to continue on without assistance.

Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 14 United States Chase Briscoe Ford 6 2'14.663     108.217
2 8 United States Tyler Reddick Chevrolet 8 2'14.943 0.280 0.280 107.992
3 1 United States Ross Chastain Chevrolet 7 2'15.262 0.599 0.319 107.738
4 2 United States Austin Cindric Ford 8 2'15.274 0.611 0.012 107.728
5 5 United States Kyle Larson Chevrolet 6 2'15.278 0.615 0.004 107.725
6 17 United States Chris Buescher Ford 7 2'15.314 0.651 0.036 107.696
7 15 United States Joey Hand Ford 8 2'15.340 0.677 0.026 107.675
8 34 United States Michael McDowell Ford 6 2'15.469 0.806 0.129 107.573
9 42 United States Ty Dillon Chevrolet 6 2'15.533 0.870 0.064 107.522
10 99 Mexico Daniel Suarez Chevrolet 8 2'15.576 0.913 0.043 107.488
11 41 United States Cole Custer Ford 6 2'15.622 0.959 0.046 107.452
12 20 United States Christopher Bell Toyota 6 2'15.899 1.236 0.277 107.233
13 12 United States Ryan Blaney Ford 8 2'15.956 1.293 0.057 107.188
14 51 United States Cody Ware Ford 6 2'16.186 1.523 0.230 107.007
15 48 United States Alex Bowman Chevrolet 6 2'16.186 1.523 0.000 107.007
16 23 United States Bubba Wallace Toyota 7 2'16.187 1.524 0.001 107.006
17 3 United States Austin Dillon Chevrolet 7 2'16.337 1.674 0.150 106.888
18 19 United States Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 6 2'16.489 1.826 0.152 106.769
19 6 United States Brad Keselowski Ford 8 2'16.498 1.835 0.009 106.762
20 16 United States A.J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 4 2'16.580 1.917 0.082 106.698
21 9 United States Chase Elliott Chevrolet 8 2'16.684 2.021 0.104 106.617
22 18 United States Kyle Busch Toyota 8 2'16.742 2.079 0.058 106.571
23 22 United States Joey Logano Ford 8 2'16.744 2.081 0.002 106.570
24 77 United States Josh Bilicki Chevrolet 7 2'16.755 2.092 0.011 106.561
25 31 United States Justin Haley Chevrolet 6 2'16.758 2.095 0.003 106.559
26 24 United States William Byron Chevrolet 8 2'16.766 2.103 0.008 106.553
27 47 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet 8 2'16.859 2.196 0.093 106.480
28 11 United States Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 2'16.928 2.265 0.069 106.427
29 21 United States Harrison Burton Ford 8 2'16.934 2.271 0.006 106.422
30 27 Netherlands Loris Hezemans Ford 6 2'17.116 2.453 0.182 106.281
31 10 United States Aric Almirola Ford 7 2'17.264 2.601 0.148 106.166
32 4 United States Kevin Harvick Ford 8 2'17.463 2.800 0.199 106.013
33 43 United States Erik Jones Chevrolet 6 2'17.742 3.079 0.279 105.798
34 45 United States Kurt Busch Toyota 7 2'17.841 3.178 0.099 105.722
35 7 United States Corey Lajoie Chevrolet 8 2'17.884 3.221 0.043 105.689
36 38 United States Todd Gilliland Ford 8 2'18.289 3.626 0.405 105.379
37 78 United Kingdom Kyle Tilley Ford 4 2'22.726 8.063 4.437 102.103
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