Ryan Blaney led the way in Friday’s sole practice session in advance of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 . The session was outright dominated by blue ovals as Ford took seven of the top 10 positions. Playoff driver Kevin Harvick finished the session in second 0.071-seconds off of first place Blaney.
Kurt Busch, who won the pole at Texas last fall, finished the session in third while Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola rounded out the top-five speeds. Joey Logano, who won last weekend’s race at Martinsville, put his No. 22 in sixth with less than two minutes remaining in the session. Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-10 speeds.
All 41 cars entered in this weekend’s race turned at least one lap during the session with Joey Gase turning the slowest lap of the session. The margin between first and 41st was 2.925-seconds.
Qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 will be live on NBCSN beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Sunday’s race will go live beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Green. The AAA Texas 500 will go live at 3 p.m. ET.