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Greg Biffle paces second test session at Texas

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Kurt Busch was all set to back up his initial fast lap in the first test session with another chart-topper in round two Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway. Then along came Greg Biffle.

Biffle, who won at Texas last spring, drove his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to a fast lap of 192.864 mph to conclude the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 car test on the 1.5-mile track. He was consistent, posting the second-best lap in the two-hour first session.

FIRST RUN: Kurt Busch tops first session at Texas

His final speed, recorded late in the 90-minute session, bumped Busch's 192.369-mph lap off the practice chart perch. Busch, in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, logged a 191.225-mph lap to lead the opening two-hour run.

Kyle Busch, surprisingly winless in 15 Sprint Cup starts at the Fort Worth track, jumped to third-fastest in the second session with a 191.639-mph lap. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon completed the top five.

Martin Truex Jr., who won the pole last April at Texas, was 10th-fastest in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota at 189.387. Austin Dillon, who will be making just his fifth career Sprint Cup start in Saturday's 500-miler, chimed in with the seventh-fastest lap, driving for James Finch's No. 51 Phoenix Racing team.

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski failed to improve on his 28th-fastest time in the opening session. He wound up 30th in the No. 2 Penske Racing Ford in the nightcap test run.

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 27.999 192.864 12 14 ---.--- ---.---
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 28.071 192.369 14 14 -0.072 -0.072
3 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 28.178 191.639 22 22 -0.179 -0.107
4 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.180 191.625 27 29 -0.181 -0.002
5 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 28.207 191.442 22 23 -0.208 -0.027
6 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.254 191.123 13 13 -0.255 -0.047
7 51 Austin Dillon(i) Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet / Realtree Chevrolet 28.381 190.268 6 9 -0.382 -0.127
8 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.494 189.514 19 19 -0.495 -0.113
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 28.497 189.494 16 16 -0.498 -0.003
10 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.513 189.387 1 45 -0.514 -0.016
11 83 David Reutimann Dr Pepper Toyota 28.536 189.235 27 27 -0.537 -0.023
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet 28.570 189.009 22 36 -0.571 -0.034
13 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 28.593 188.857 14 46 -0.594 -0.023
14 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.642 188.534 2 27 -0.643 -0.049
15 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 28.650 188.482 18 24 -0.651 -0.008
16 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.702 188.140 13 35 -0.703 -0.052
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 28.729 187.963 28 49 -0.730 -0.027
18 1 Jamie McMurray Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 28.732 187.944 29 42 -0.733 -0.003
19 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 28.772 187.682 1 29 -0.773 -0.040
20 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet 28.773 187.676 1 11 -0.774 -0.001
21 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Toyota 28.784 187.604 7 7 -0.785 -0.011
22 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 28.787 187.585 8 40 -0.788 -0.003
23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kellogg's Chevrolet 28.798 187.513 22 29 -0.799 -0.011
24 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 28.829 187.311 5 8 -0.830 -0.031
25 15 Clint Bowyer Gander Mountain Toyota 28.842 187.227 4 20 -0.843 -0.013
26 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Office / March of Dimes Toyota 28.859 187.117 3 44 -0.860 -0.017
27 93 Travis Kvapil Dr Pepper Toyota 28.864 187.084 16 17 -0.865 -0.005
28 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 28.891 186.909 2 23 -0.892 -0.027
29 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 28.927 186.677 1 47 -0.928 -0.036
30 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 28.936 186.619 2 26 -0.937 -0.009
31 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 29.029 186.021 1 23 -1.030 -0.093
32 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 29.030 186.014 16 33 -1.031 -0.001
33 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 29.040 185.950 7 10 -1.041 -0.010
34 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 29.047 185.906 1 14 -1.048 -0.007
35 87 Joe Nemechek(i) ATIgunstocks.com Toyota 29.093 185.612 1 4 -1.094 -0.046
36 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota 29.136 185.338 1 23 -1.137 -0.043
37 34 David Ragan Love's Travel Stops Ford 29.181 185.052 15 32 -1.182 -0.045
38 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 29.287 184.382 1 16 -1.288 -0.106
39 38 David Gilliland EZ Pawn / EZ Money Ford 29.414 183.586 9 15 -1.415 -0.127
40 95 Scott Speed Tracking Point / B&D Electrical Ford 29.427 183.505 6 8 -1.428 -0.013
41 47 Bobby Labonte Pine-Sol Toyota 29.448 183.374 7 20 -1.449 -0.021
42 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 29.679 181.947 4 4 -1.680 -0.231
43 32 Timmy Hill # OXY water Ford 29.828 181.038 13 24 -1.829 -0.149
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