Austin Dillon – Started in race trim and ran 7 laps in that setup. He reported that his car feels really good. Following that run he went to qualifying trim. In qualifying trim (17th, 45 minutes into practice) he felt like he needs to be able to get into the throttle better. He loves the feel of his car.
Chase Elliott – Ten minutes into practice he was at the top of the speed chart after 23 drivers ran a lap. Following his run he said, “I would say underdrove on my end. It will be faster than that shortly.”
Kevin Harvick – Focused exclusively on qualifying trim. 35 minutes into practice he was 9th on the speed chart. 45 minutes into practice he jumped up to 2nd. Scuffed his qualifying tires. Felt good about his qualifying setup.
Regan Smith – Started in race trim and ran 8 laps in that setup. His team then went to qualifying trim. Didn’t show a lot of speed.
Bubba Wallace – Started in race trim. He spent most of the session in that setup before going to qualifying trim.