Kevin Harvick – Very fast over his opening run in race trim. Among drivers early in practice who ran 5 consecutive laps he was the only driver in the 171 MPH range.
Clint Bowyer – His car showed a good amount of speed during his opening run in race trim. In qualifying trim he jumped up to third.
Michael McDowell – During his opening run in race trim while he was 27th he said his car is pretty bouncy. Following that run he went to qualifying trim.
Matt DiBenedetto – During his opening run he said “Loose in, but tight center off of every corner.” He also said he’s lacking mechanical grip in the front. Following his second run he said, “A lot of the same, but a little better.”
Denny Hamlin – Said he had good speed in race trim. He’s optimistic. Thinks it will be a good race for him. Following his opening run in race trim he went to qualifying trim.