Kasey Kahne – Lost 15 minutes this practice session because of inspection issues yesterday. 25 minutes into practice during his first run while he was 4th on the speed chart his crew chief said, “Real good laps.” Has a good car and they feel like they have good speed. Practiced coming to pit road.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Focused on getting his car to be better over the bumps this session. They were satisfied with their speed on Friday in race trim. 25 minutes into practice he said, “There’s just not enough right rear grip. It pushes gets loose, it pushes gets loose.” Did some practice making sure his pit road speed is correct. 35 minutes into practice he said, “The longer I run, it keeps getting snugger and snugger.” At the very end he said, “The car is just swinging the back really bad on exit.”
Chase Elliott – His car is very fast. Has good short run speed and long run speed.
Kevin Harvick – Practiced driving on pit road to help avoid speeding penalties tomorrow. Appeared to have good long run speed. His car was a little free. His team essentially focused on working on the small things this session.
Danica Patrick – Wasn’t happy with her car. Following her first run she said, “We’re just a little tight in the center, really free if I’m off the throttle at all.” Wasn’t happy with her car 40 minutes into practice. “I can’t, I’m sideways the whole time. Billy, the bumps really get us in 1.” At the end she said, “Absolutely undrivable.”