Drivers parked for the first 30 minutes: Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Danica Patrick, Chris Buescher and Erik Jones
Denny Hamlin – May leave the track if his girl friend is going to give birth. Being there will be a priority for him. Regan Smith is his stand by driver.
Jamie McMurray – Said the Gibbs cars were the best, but he’s in the next group. said he unloaded fairly close. Said his car was pretty good.
Boris Said – Went thru the grass in the interlope and damaged his nose. Will likely be going to a backup car.
Clint Bowyer – 10 minutes into practice he said his car turns better and his lap times were impressive in race trim.
AJ Allmendinger – 10 minutes into practice he said, “The back feels like a pendulum up through the corners, need to get the rear back in the racetrack.” Some adjustments made 20 minutes into practice helped him find speed. Near the end he said his car was back to being evil.