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Kurt Busch tops first test session at Texas

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Kurt Busch rose to the top of the speed charts Thursday in the first on-track action of the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, setting a rapid pace in the Gen-6 car test session in Fort Worth.

Busch, in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, clocked a fast lap of 191.225 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session. He established the time to beat on fresh tires on just second lap of the 25 he turned in the initial session.

Greg Biffle, who won this race last season, was second-fastest on the 1.5-mile track with a lap of 191.049. Series points leader Jimmie Johnson, who settled for second place behind Biffle in Texas last April, was third-fastest in testing at 190.255 mph, making him the only other driver to crack the 190-mph plateau.

Mark Martin and Martin Ambrose completed the top five.

Brad Keselowski, the defending Sprint Cup Series champ, was 28th on the practice sheet.

 

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 28.239 191.225 2 25 ---.--- ---.---
2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 28.265 191.049 6 34 -0.026 -0.026
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet 28.383 190.255 2 60 -0.144 -0.118
4 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.442 189.860 2 44 -0.203 -0.059
5 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 28.455 189.773 2 32 -0.216 -0.013
6 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 28.475 189.640 1 39 -0.236 -0.020
7 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet 28.503 189.454 4 32 -0.264 -0.028
8 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 28.507 189.427 1 28 -0.268 -0.004
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.513 189.387 2 47 -0.274 -0.006
10 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 28.525 189.308 1 50 -0.286 -0.012
11 51 Austin Dillon(i) Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet / Realtree Chevrolet 28.545 189.175 15 37 -0.306 -0.020
12 1 Jamie McMurray Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 28.551 189.135 2 40 -0.312 -0.006
13 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.563 189.056 1 30 -0.324 -0.012
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 28.577 188.963 1 52 -0.338 -0.014
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kellogg's Chevrolet 28.577 188.963 5 33 -0.338 -0.000
16 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 28.582 188.930 4 32 -0.343 -0.005
17 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Office / March of Dimes Toyota 28.630 188.613 4 36 -0.391 -0.048
18 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 28.632 188.600 3 29 -0.393 -0.002
19 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 28.632 188.600 3 27 -0.393 -0.000
20 15 Clint Bowyer Gander Mountain Toyota 28.664 188.390 3 33 -0.425 -0.032
21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.694 188.193 21 34 -0.455 -0.030
22 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 28.696 188.180 2 19 -0.457 -0.002
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 28.697 188.173 1 37 -0.458 -0.001
24 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.719 188.029 16 32 -0.480 -0.022
25 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.774 187.669 5 44 -0.535 -0.055
26 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 28.800 187.500 1 31 -0.561 -0.026
27 83 David Reutimann Dr Pepper Toyota 28.803 187.480 2 16 -0.564 -0.003
28 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 28.812 187.422 3 19 -0.573 -0.009
29 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 28.902 186.838 5 28 -0.663 -0.090
30 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 28.906 186.812 3 29 -0.667 -0.004
31 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Toyota 29.017 186.098 5 7 -0.778 -0.111
32 47 Bobby Labonte Pine-Sol Toyota 29.032 186.002 2 25 -0.793 -0.015
33 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota 29.059 185.829 4 20 -0.820 -0.027
34 38 David Gilliland EZ Pawn / EZ Money Ford 29.063 185.803 4 17 -0.824 -0.004
35 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 29.064 185.797 3 22 -0.825 -0.001
36 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 29.148 185.261 3 3 -0.909 -0.084
37 93 Travis Kvapil Dr Pepper Toyota 29.248 184.628 4 23 -1.009 -0.100
38 34 David Ragan Love's Travel Stops Ford 29.294 184.338 5 16 -1.055 -0.046
39 95 Scott Speed Tracking Point / B&D Electrical Ford 29.541 182.797 5 7 -1.302 -0.247
40 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 29.584 182.531 3 5 -1.345 -0.043
41 32 Timmy Hill # OXY water Ford 29.689 181.886 5 23 -1.450 -0.105
42 87 Joe Nemechek(i) ATIgunstocks.com Toyota 0.000 0.000 0 0 -0.000 -0.000
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