Kyle Larson – Started with a 20 lap run and had really good speed. Earlier this year at Dover he felt like he had the fastest car. 40 minutes into practice he had the best 5,10 and 15 lap averages. Ran a ton of laps. Said his car is really good. Thinks his car is a close 2nd behind Kevin Harvick.
Clint Bowyer – Started with a 12 lap run that put him 7th. He then said, “The car feels really good man.” Has good speed over a long run. Very happy with their car and ended the session ten minutes early. Had the 2nd bets average speed.
Kevin Harvick – Has a really fast car. Had great speed during his opening long run. Kyle Larson thought he had the best car. Had the best average speed.
Alex Bowman – Wasn’t happy with his car early. “I’m gonna bring it to you. If I don’t, I’m gonna wreck. The ride quality just isn’t there.” 20 minutes into practice he told his team that his car was cutting better in the corners. 30 minutes into practice while he was 22nd he said, “It’s all over the place, it’s really bad.” Following adjustments 55 minutes into practice he said his car was free all the way through, but that adjustment gave him more front grip. Near the end of practice he said, “I took off too tight center. Got the track-bar down, just burning down the tires.”
Austin Dillon – 15 minutes into practice while he was 21st he reported he was too loose getting to the gas. 25 minutes into practice his car was still too loose.