Coming off his third top 10 of the year, Kasey Kahne led the way at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first practice session of the weekend.
Clocking in a time of 14.971, the driver of the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports continued to show speed right off the truck.
At Texas, Kahne was inside the top two in both practices and was the quickest in the 10-consecutive-lap average. Moreover, he had one of his strongest runs of the year, finishing eighth.
Multiple small teams focused on qualifying runs throughout the session, with Josh Wise leading the way for a chunk of the time.
Qualifying for the Food City 500 will take place at 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon.