The Frontstretch: Kahne Tops In Second Practice by Toni Montgomery -- Friday October 13, 2006

Go to site navigation Go to article

Kahne Tops In Second Practice

Toni Montgomery · Friday October 13, 2006


Scott Riggs might have stolen his teammate's thunder with his pole winning run, but Kahne retook his spot atop the field by posting the fastest lap at 183.586 mph in the second Nextel Cup Series practice session. Kyle Busch was second fastest, followed by Robby Gordon, Clint Bowyer, and Jimmie Johnson to round out the top five.

Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, and Carl Edwards complete the fastest ten. The remainder of the top 20 speeds in practice were posted by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, David Gilliland, pole sitter Scott Riggs in 14th, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Casey Mears, Jeff Gordon, Reed Sorenson, Matt Kenseth, and David Stremme in 20th.

Elliott Sadler, Todd Bodine, Bobby Labonte, Tony Raines, Tony Stewart, Sterling Marlin, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Dale Jarrett, and Joe Nemechek clocked in 21st through 30th. The next groups starts with Mike Skinner in 31st, J.J. Yeley, Brian Vickers, Dave Blaney, Jeff Green, Ken Schrader, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty, Ryan Newman, and Todd Kluever in 40th. Newman crashed early in the session and will need to go to a backup car. Because of that he will have to drop to the back of the field to start the race. Terry Labonte, Travis Kvapil, and Mike Bliss round out the field.

Stay tuned for results from the final practice session which is underway.

The Frontstretch Newsletter, back in 2014 gives you more of the daily news, commentary, and racing features from your favorite writers you know and love. Don’t waste another minute – click here to sign up now. We’re here to make sure you stay informed … so make sure you jump on for the ride!

Today on the Frontstretch:
Championship Caliber? What Does That Even Mean?
Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?
Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler
Happiness Is…Arrogance, Less, Next, and the Outdoors
Frontstretch Foto Funnies: It’s Not Gonna Fit…


©2000 - 2008 Toni Montgomery and Thanks for visiting the Frontstretch!


Contact Toni Montgomery

Recent articles from Toni Montgomery:

IndyCar Race Recap: MAVTV 500
Five Hundred Miles For All The Marbles
IndyCar Roundtable: Season Grades, Schedule Tweaks, And Possible Title Upsets
IndyCar Race Recap: Hunter-Reay Makes It A Repeat Performance
IndyCar Race Recap: Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by XYQ


IF you want to know more about Toni Montgomery or to see all of her Frontstretch articles, check out her archive and bio page.