First Cup practice results at Bristol

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Dustin Long
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NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race Practice
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Alex Bowman led the way in the opening practice session for Cup teams Friday on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track.

As was the case in the opening Truck practice, which preceded the first Cup session, the fastest laps were posted in the opening minutes of practice.

Bowman was the fastest in Cup practice with a lap of 20.155 seconds. He was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Christopher Bell (20.225 seconds), Kyle Busch (20.248 seconds) and Denny Hamlin (20.266 seconds). Kyle Larson (20.314 seconds) was fifth on the speed chart, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott (20.334 seconds).

Bristol dirt Cup practice 1 results

Larson had the fastest lap average over 10 consecutive laps and 15 consecutive laps. Over 10 consecutive laps, Bowman was second and Truex was third. Over 15 consecutive laps, Custer was second to Larson and Tyler Reddick was third.

Most laps run in the session were by: Elliott (68 laps), Daniel Suarez (66), Ryan Preece (58), Joey Logano (58) and Kyle Busch (57.).

The 50-minute session was slowed only three times for spins. Those who spun were Martin Truex Jr. and and JJ Yeley, who spun twice.

Final Cup practice will be from 6:35 – 7:25 p.m. ET Friday on FS1.

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First Cup practice results at Bristol originally appeared on NBCSports.com