Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – At the start of practice he got into the wall. “Brake pedal worked in turns 3 and 4, it did not work in 1 and 2.” He returned to the track 15 minutes into the session.
Denny Hamlin – Got a flat tire in qualifying and will start in the rear of the field. In fantasy leagues such as DraftKings he will be scored from the 19th place starting position. Early in the session he said, “So hard to keep the speed, so jumpy.” 30 minutes into practice he said, “I’m a little bit free everywhere, make that a lot free. I don’t hate it either. I’d like to work on it.” Some changes late in the session helped improve his car.
Drivers who missed the first 15 minutes because of penalties from yesterday – Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon and David Ragan
Kevin Harvick – Used an outside the box setup in qualifying which didn’t work well. Changed his steering box and steering pump after qualifying to get his car back to how he normally likes it.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Worked on small things this session (driver comfort). His car looked pretty good. Jeff Gordon thought his car looked good.