The Frontstretch: Jeff Gordon Tops Friday Practice by Becca Gladden -- Friday November 10, 2006

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Jeff Gordon Tops Friday Practice

Live Reports from Phoenix · Becca Gladden · Friday November 10, 2006

 

Avondale, AZ — Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Dupont Chevy, lead all drivers in Friday’s first Cup practice with a speed of 133.640 miles per hour. His fastest lap was a 26.938.

Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman rounded out the Top 5.

Three Chase contenders were among the Top 10, including Gordon and Johnson; Denny Hamlin was 10th.

Martin Truex Jr., eighth on the leader board, joined Bowyer and Hamlin as the only rookies in the top 10.

Carl Edwards was the only Ford in the top 10, with seven Chevys and two Dodges rounding out the manufacturers represented.

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