Kyle Larson – Ten minutes into practice, Larson was at the top of the speed chart. Larson appears to have an extremely strong car this weekend. 20 minutes into practice, Larson was shown to have the best 5 lap average (before they skewed it with bad info). When the session ended, Larson was 6th on the speed chart. Look for Larson to be extremely competitive tomorrow.
Denny Hamlin – Denny Hamlin unloaded good and had great speed at the start of the session. Also early in practice, Hamlin had an off-roading moment and got into the grass. He then went back to the garage for his team to clean off his car. 40 minutes into practice, Denny Hamlin jumped to the top of the speed chart. When the session ended, Hamlin was 3rd on the speed chart.
AJ Allmendinger – Early in practice, AJ Allmendinger had some sort of issue that prevented him from getting out on the track. About 35 minutes into practice, Allmendinger finally got out on the track and jumped up to 18th. In the closing minutes of practice he was said to be struggling with rear grip. He ended the session 16th.
William Byron – Early in practice he was using the session to get acquainted with the track and he was picking up pace gradually. 15 minutes into practice he said, “Low speed corners feel good, it’s mainly the high speed left-handers that I need some help. It’s lateral feeling.” At the time of those comments he was 13th. Byron ended the session 2nd.
Austin Dillon – 20 minutes into practice while he was 17th he said, “It’s not bad. I didn’t get a clean lap at all though.” 35 minutes into practice while he was 30th he said “I just didn’t have any side bite. Can’t get the throttle down to the right. Feels like the back is rolled over.” Dillon ended the session 12th.