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Kentucky Speedway

One Chart, combined using speeds from NASCAR.com's Leaderboard and from NASCAR Media/PR/Statistics

NSCS Final Practice
Kentucky Speedway
Inaugural Quaker State 400
Fri, July 08, 2011 @ 03:04 PM Eastern
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Team
Sponsor
Manu
Best
Speed
Best
Time
Ave
Speed
Fast
Lap
Laps
Run
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 182.803 29.540 176.653 3 47
2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 182.500 29.589 176.477 5 45
3 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 182.346 29.614 177.405 8 39
4 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 182.291 29.623 176.719 7 38
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 182.285 29.624 176.653 5 37
6 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 181.861 29.693 177.275 5 36
7 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 181.824 29.699 177.683 20 20
8 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 181.696 29.720 177.635 8 36
9 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 181.580 29.739 177.971 45 45
10 27 Paul Menard Sylvania/Menards Chevy 181.561 29.742 176.656 3 46
11 9 Marcos Ambrose Porter-Cable Ford 181.507 29.751 176.820 4 31
12 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 181.439 29.762 177.005 1 34
13 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 181.433 29.763 176.945 6 33
14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 181.287 29.787 176.949 5 22
15 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 181.269 29.790 176.713 6 39
16 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Good To Go Toyota 181.232 29.796 176.095 5 46
17 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 181.111 29.816 176.599 4 40
18 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 181.008 29.833 176.328 4 34
19 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 180.995 29.835 176.774 7 25
20 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 180.953 29.842 176.436 3 28
21 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 180.650 29.892 176.665 12 29
22 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 180.650 29.892 176.401 4 38
23 43 A.J. Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 180.542 29.910 176.498 4 39
24 47 Bobby Labonte Cottonelle Clean Care Toyota 180.511 29.915 176.538 4 26
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 180.415 29.931 179.719 11 11
26 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 180.264 29.956 179.979 2 2
27 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 180.246 29.959 176.808 5 34
28 5 Mark Martin Quaker State/GoDaddy.com Chevy 180.114 29.981 177.132 1 42
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy 179.940 30.010 177.668 5 20
30 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Chevy 179.886 30.019 179.366 8 8
31 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Today 179.736 30.044 178.897 14 15
32 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron's/Darrell Waltrip Hall Of Fame Toyota 179.456 30.091 178.466 13 13
33 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 179.075 30.155 178.393 5 9
34 36 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevy 179.033 30.162 174.918 1 39
35 60 Mike Skinner Big Red Toyota 178.761 30.208 175.146 5 9
36 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 178.666 30.224 175.072 28 35
37 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 178.666 30.224 174.310 16 16
38 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Chevy 178.660 30.225 177.193 6 11
39 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 178.501 30.252 177.530 14 16
40 66 Michael McDowell Standard Publishing/Relentless Hope Toyota 177.959 30.344 176.824 6 12
41 50 TJ Bell Green Smoke Toyota 177.871 30.359 176.111 2 14
42 95 David Starr Jordan Truck Sales Ford 177.526 30.418 176.388 2 16
43 71 Andy Lally Cool Works Cup Ford 177.462 30.429 176.140 19 20
44 77 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Dodge 177.369 30.445 175.363 7 9
45 81 Scott Riggs Whitney'sCollision.com Chevy 176.459 30.602 174.949 6 11
46 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 175.518 30.766 174.858 4 14
47 32 Mike Bliss Big Red Ford 174.921 30.871 172.700 18 49
48 7 Scott Wimmer SPEED Energy Dodge 174.893 30.876 173.793 3 12

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Rank Car# Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed Overall Rank
1 14 Tony Stewart 24 33 178.513 9
2 2 Brad Keselowski 22 31 177.409 6
3 78 Regan Smith 3 12 177.321 12
4 6 David Ragan 26 35 177.314 8
5 27 Paul Menard 5 14 177.179 10
6 31 Jeff Burton 7 16 176.916 22
7 22 Kurt Busch 12 21 176.847 3
8 17 Matt Kenseth 9 18 176.794 13
9 00 David Reutimann 6 15 176.791 17
10 5 Mark Martin 28 37 176.783 28
11 56 Martin Truex Jr. 32 41 176.655 16
12 18 Kyle Busch 38 47 176.453 1
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 25 34 176.368 2
14 4 Kasey Kahne 25 34 176.277 4
15 33 Clint Bowyer 19 28 176.117 20
16 39 Ryan Newman 25 34 176.064 18
17 48 Jimmie Johnson 26 35 175.967 5
18 9 Marcos Ambrose 9 18 175.778 11
19 43 A J Allmendinger 14 23 175.510 23

Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart



One Chart, combined using speeds from NASCAR.com's Leaderboard and from NASCAR Media/PR/Statistics

NSCS Test Session Practice 2
Kentucky Speedway
Inaugural Quaker State 400
Thu, July 07, 2011 @ 06:05 PM Eastern
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Team
Sponsor
Manu
Best
Speed
Best
Time
Ave
Speed
Fast
Lap
Laps
Run
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 178.849 30.193 173.862 3 32
2 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 177.936 30.348 174.482 34 35
3 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 177.930 30.349 174.538 23 23
4 27 Paul Menard Sylvania/Menards Chevy 177.912 30.352 174.255 26 27
5 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 177.830 30.366 173.887 30 30
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 177.743 30.381 174.324 34 34
7 5 Mark Martin Quaker State/GoDaddy.com Chevy 177.661 30.395 175.020 20 20
8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 177.602 30.405 173.973 38 38
9 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 177.305 30.456 174.592 30 30
10 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 177.154 30.482 173.470 33 33
11 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 177.061 30.498 172.483 18 24
12 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 177.055 30.499 173.659 43 44
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 176.852 30.534 173.641 34 36
14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 176.678 30.564 172.472 30 34
15 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 176.292 30.631 174.578 29 34
FI 121 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 176.171 30.652 x 33 33
16 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Chevy 176.165 30.653 174.965 3 5
17 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 176.125 30.660 172.973 23 27
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Good To Go Toyota 176.114 30.662 173.689 25 25
19 36 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevy 175.879 30.703 172.968 10 12
20 47 Bobby Labonte Cottonelle Clean Care Toyota 175.833 30.711 172.777 28 28
FI 125 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 175.256 30.812 x 12 31
21 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Chevy 175.120 30.836 175.023 1 2
22 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron's/Darrell Waltrip Hall Of Fame Toyota 174.984 30.860 170.863 13 13
23 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 174.865 30.881 172.927 17 54
24 66 Michael McDowell Standard Publishing/Relentless Hope Toyota 174.848 30.884 172.606 9 10
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy 174.842 30.885 173.681 40 43
26 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 174.825 30.888 172.627 43 68
27 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 174.797 30.893 173.368 34 49
28 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 174.786 30.895 173.933 6 7
29 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 174.701 30.910 173.266 30 34
30 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 174.633 30.922 173.201 10 12
31 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 174.622 30.924 172.593 23 74
32 9 Marcos Ambrose Porter-Cable Ford 174.554 30.936 172.780 10 49
FI 124 Mike Skinner TRD Toyota 174.537 30.939 x 14 25
33 43 A.J. Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 174.514 30.943 172.590 31 48
34 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 174.402 30.963 172.835 28 38
35 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Today 174.070 31.022 172.124 17 54
36 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 174.031 31.029 172.419 51 63
37 60 Mike Skinner Big Red Toyota 173.885 31.055 170.561 6 6
38 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 173.606 31.105 172.494 10 27
FI 123 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevy 173.433 31.136 x 16 19
39 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 173.238 31.171 170.672 23 36
40 95 David Starr Jordan Truck Sales Ford 173.227 31.173 171.908 16 21
41 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 173.149 31.187 170.941 29 38
42 50 TJ Bell # Green Smoke Toyota 172.872 31.237 171.278 16 30
43 77 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Dodge 172.403 31.322 169.733 6 6
44 71 Andy Lally # Cool Works Cup Ford 171.964 31.402 170.144 5 39
45 32 Mike Bliss Big Red Ford 171.789 31.434 169.995 16 16
46 7 Scott Wimmer SPEED Energy Dodge 170.794 31.617 170.140 5 6
FI 122 Aric Almirola Hendrick Motorsports Chevy 170.138 31.739 x 2 3
x 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
x 81 Scott Riggs(i) Whitney'sCollision.com Chevy 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0

# Sunocon Rookie of the Year Contender
Required to qualify on time in RED
The five test drivers, testing fuel injection, in GREEN

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Rank Car# Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed Overall Rank
1 31 Jeff Burton 7 16 174.388 9
2 27 Paul Menard 11 20 173.995 4
3 24 Jeff Gordon 12 21 173.992 8
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 15 24 173.766 25
5 4 Kasey Kahne 28 37 173.229 34
6 2 Brad Keselowski 35 44 173.190 31
7 18 Kyle Busch 16 25 173.070 1
8 6 David Ragan 54 63 172.917 26
9 125 Sam Hornish Jr. 12 21 172.860 x
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 172.768 6
11 43 A J Allmendinger 18 27 172.580 33
12 9 Marcos Ambrose 39 48 172.496 32
13 121 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1 10 172.482 x
14 51 Landon Cassill(i) 36 45 172.420 35
15 29 Kevin Harvick 23 32 172.051 36
16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 19 28 171.633 14
17 83 Brian Vickers 29 38 171.115 41
18 38 Travis Kvapil(i) 6 15 170.405 39

Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart


One Chart, combined using speeds from NASCAR.com's Leaderboard and from NASCAR Media/PR/Statistics

NSCS Test Session Practice 1
Kentucky Speedway
Inaugural Quaker State 400
Thu, July 07, 2011 @ 03:09 PM Eastern
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Team
Sponsor
Manu
Best
Speed
Best
Time
Ave
Speed
Fast
Lap
Laps
Run
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 175.879 30.700 173.011 64 73
2 27 Paul Menard Sylvania/Menards Chevy 175.593 30.750 172.010 74 105
3 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 175.296 30.800 174.472 3 3
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 175.171 30.830 172.552 19 103
5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 175.165 30.830 173.241 36 41
6 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 174.989 30.860 172.635 47 79
7 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 174.650 30.920 172.760 30 65
8 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 174.622 30.920 173.217 22 73
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy 174.531 30.940 172.876 61 74
10 5 Mark Martin Quaker State/GoDaddy.com Chevy 174.486 30.950 172.723 45 49
11 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 174.424 30.960 172.551 20 80
12 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 174.379 30.970 172.890 42 47
  121 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 174.34 30.974 x 22 52
13 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 174.340 30.970 172.854 26 64
14 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 174.267 30.990 171.757 25 83
15 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 174.261 30.990 172.016 7 52
16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 174.154 31.010 172.581 40 51
17 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 173.986 31.040 172.366 42 54
18 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 173.958 31.040 172.004 73 94
19 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 173.902 31.050 172.648 11 47
20 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 173.896 31.050 172.625 37 44
21 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 173.829 31.060 172.182 55 59
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Porter-Cable Ford 173.823 31.070 172.233 34 72
23 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Good To Go Toyota 173.818 31.070 172.076 36 41
24 43 A.J. Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 173.756 31.080 172.009 17 57
25 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 173.723 31.080 171.792 30 54
  124 Mike Skinner TRD Toyota 173.717 31.085 x 10 34
26 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Toyota 173.667 31.090 171.778 16 37
27 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 173.617 31.100 171.934 60 69
28 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 173.606 31.100 171.641 41 52
29 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Chevy 173.438 31.140 172.396 5 5
30 36 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevy 173.355 31.150 171.494 14 20
  123 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevy 173.21 31.176 x 24 34
31 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 173.199 31.180 171.721 14 57
32 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 173.182 31.180 171.545 32 58
  125 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 173.071 31.201 x 7 90
33 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 172.739 31.260 171.662 4 7
34 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 172.403 31.320 170.319 16 56
  122 Aric Almirola Hendrick Motorsports Chevy 172.227 31.354 x 14 38
35 60 Mike Skinner Big Red Toyota 172.101 31.380 170.231 4 38
36 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 171.745 31.440 170.882 13 13
37 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Chevy 171.723 31.450 170.036 14 41
38 95 David Starr Jordan Truck Sales Ford 171.674 31.460 169.013 15 23
39 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Chevy 171.647 31.460 171.126 3 14
40 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron's/Darrell Waltrip Hall Of Fame Toyota 171.543 31.480 169.805 32 45
41 50 TJ Bell # Green Smoke Toyota 171.217 31.540 169.337 39 40
42 66 Michael McDowell Standard Publishing/Relentless Hope Toyota 170.913 31.600 169.853 6 8
43 71 Andy Lally # Cool Works Cup Ford 170.659 31.640 168.511 41 42
44 32 Mike Bliss Big Red Ford 170.605 31.650 169.145 15 15
45 7 Scott Wimmer SPEED Energy Dodge 170.600 31.650 169.124 10 12
46 81 Scott Riggs Whitney'sCollision.com Chevy 169.881 31.790 168.426 13 21
47 77 Robby Gordon Speed Energy Dodge 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
48 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0

# Rookie of the Year Contender
Required to qualify on time in RED
The five test drivers, testing fuel injection, in GREEN

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Rank Car# Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed Overall Rank
1 18 Kyle Busch 70 79 173.544 4
2 00 David Reutimann 48 57 173.365 8
3 14 Tony Stewart 40 49 172.742 28
4 2 Brad Keselowski 5 14 172.422 18
5 121 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 33 42 172.289  
6 27 Paul Menard 84 93 172.080 2
7 33 Clint Bowyer 43 52 171.924 32
8 31 Jeff Burton 35 44 171.791 14
9 125 Sam Hornish Jr. 42 51 171.709  
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 3 12 171.329 1
11 124 Mike Skinner 17 26 170.637  
12 51 Landon Cassill(i) 23 32 169.528 37

Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart


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