Carl Edwards – Started Kansas SpongeBob SquarePants 400 practice #1 in qualifying trim. He liked his car in qualifying trim. He did this in case there’s weather later today. Edwards went to race trim about 20 minutes into the session.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Very fast over his opening 9 lap run. Later in practice he didn’t like some of the adjustments made to his car. He ran the most laps this session and had the best 5 lap average.
Matt Kenseth – Using a brand new chassis. It’s a next generation JGR car. He used it at the Indy test and he was pleased with how it performed. He was solely focused on race trim this session.
Paul Menard – “It fired off good there then got tight center. There’s some chatter in the front end too.”
Danica Patrick – After running 7 laps she said her handling is “Just too free, especially on entry.” 20 minutes into practice she said, “It’s too soft in the right front, you can either get it to feel free and get it to cut…or get it to pushing”