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Marcos Ambrose times in fastest in first practice for Sprint Cup cars at Charlotte

The first practice session, and the only one before Liftmaster Pole Qualifying, was run from 3:30 – 5:00 on Thursday afternoon. When the red and black flags flew at the end of the session, it was Marcos Ambrose whose number was on top of the scoring pylon. Ambrose turned in a lap of 28.539 seconds at a speed of 189.215. The only other driver to break the 189 mph barrier was Landon Cassill, who ripped off a 28.544 second lap at 189.182 mph. AJ Allmendinger was third quickest during the session, laying down a 28.661 second lap for a speed of 188.409 mph. The fourth fastest lap of the session belonged to Greg Biffle whose 188.344 mph lap took 28.671 seconds. The last car in the top five was Clint Bowyer who timed in at 28.721 seconds which equated to 188.016 mph.

Qualifying will begin at 7:10 pm.

For full practice results, “click here.”:https://frontstretch.com/files/NSCS%20Practice%201%20Charlotte.pdf

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