The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a single practice Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Denny Hamlin led the pack with a top speed of 190.134 mph, the only driver to top the 190 mark. Most teams made mock qualifying runs to set up for tonight’s time trials.
Other notables included Rookie of the Year candidates William Byron in 11th and Darrell Wallace Jr. 30th. All-Star Race winner Kevin Harvick was 14th, followed by point leader Kyle Busch. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson was 22nd-quickest, while the recently un-retired Matt Kenseth was 27th.
The Cup cars next take to the track later tonight for Coca-Cola 600 qualifying. There are 40 cars on the entry list, so all will make the race.