Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Crashed into the wall about 22 minutes into practice. He got a good amount of damage but his team is opting to repair his car because they think final practice will be canceled and they want to keep their starting position.
Kyle Larson – Sat out during the start of practice. He would like to run up at the top of the track but he figures he’ll need to run the bottom. Worked hard trying to get the top lane to work but he was slow there. Spun out with about 10 minutes remaining and got a little right rear damage. Said his car was pretty good but he was a little loose. During an interview he said the top lane wasn’t that far from coming in.
Kyle Busch – Appears to have a very good car that is fast. Ended the session at the top of the speed chart.
Jimmie Johnson – Started practice with a long run to get a good feel for his car. Ran a lot of laps. His car was hooking good in the center of the corner.
Austin Dillon – 12 minutes into practice it was reported that his car was handling a lot better this morning. While he was 10th on the speed chart 20 minutes into practice he said, “Tight in the center, but the entry is good. The exit is getting there.”