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Subway Fresh Fit 500 - Practice times

Times and news from the Friday practice sessions at the Phoenix International Raceway ahead of the second Sprint Cup event of the 2011 season on Sunday - the Subway Fresh Fit 500.
Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne returned to earth with a crunch on Friday, as he crashed the #21 during his very first practice lap at Phoenix. His brakes failed going into turn 3, leaving the 20-year-old rookie's car looking distinctly bent out of shape on the right hand side. He will now take to the backup car for the rest of the weekend, and was able to run a healthy 28 laps without incident in the second practice session, placing him 33rd in the timesheets.

"On pit road I told them the brakes felt like they weren't working right," Bayne said about his early crash. "I paced myself getting into the corner and the brakes just never worked. It was either just one of them working and it locked them up." He tried making adjustments during his first lap, but where a more experienced driver might know it was time to take to pit road, he pushed it where discretion would have been the better choice.

Kurt Busch topped the first practice with a speed of 136.539mph that set a new record for the circuit, beating the previous record held by Carl Edwards set in qualifying here just last November during the Chase. His brother Kyle - who went on to win the evening's Camping World Truck Series event by a narrow margin over Clint Bowyer - topped the second session.

Landon Cassill had a frustrating day, his #60 Toyota going up in a ball of smoke as it crossed the line for the first time on Friday. "It was an oil-pan failure," Cassill explained: "The oil pan failed to hold all the parts inside." The team spent the rest of the first session putting in a new component.

Among other drivers having problems were Travis Kvapil and AJ Allmendinger - who both scraped the wall once per session; and Dave Blaney who spun in the second practice coming out of turn 2. The #36 made contact with the inside wall and as a result Blaney, like Bayne, will be taking to the back-up car.

Practice 1

1. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 26.366s (Leader) 136.539mph
2. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 26.892s (-0.526) 133.869mph
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 26.915s (-0.549) 133.754mph
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 26.984s (-0.618) 133.412mph
5. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 26.987s (-0.621) 133.398mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 27.013s (-0.647) 133.269mph
7. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 27.079s (-0.713) 132.944mph
8. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 27.109s (-0.743) 132.797mph
9. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 27.154s (-0.788) 132.577mph
10. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 27.178s (-0.812) 132.46mph
11. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 27.203s (-0.837) 132.338mph
12. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 27.237s (-0.871) 132.173mph
13. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 27.249s (-0.883) 132.115mph
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 27.265s (-0.899) 132.037mph
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 27.266s (-0.9) 132.033mph
16. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 27.291s (-0.925) 131.912mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 27.299s (-0.933) 131.873mph
18. #6 David Ragan Ford 27.304s (-0.938) 131.849mph
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 27.314s (-0.948) 131.801mph
20. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 27.316s (-0.95) 131.791mph
21. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 27.346s (-0.98) 131.646mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 27.353s (-0.987) 131.613mph
23. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 27.359s (-0.993) 131.584mph
24. #0 David Reutimann Toyota 27.369s (-1.003) 131.536mph
25. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 27.373s (-1.007) 131.516mph
26. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 27.379s (-1.013) 131.488mph
27. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 27.388s (-1.022) 131.444mph
28. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 27.395s (-1.029) 131.411mph
29. #32 Mike Skinner Ford 27.468s (-1.102) 131.062mph
30. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 27.474s (-1.108) 131.033mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 27.484s (-1.118) 130.985mph
32. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 27.506s (-1.14) 130.881mph
33. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 27.583s (-1.217) 130.515mph
34. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 27.589s (-1.223) 130.487mph
35. #34 David Gilliland Ford 27.616s (-1.25) 130.359mph
36. #9 Bill Elliott Chevrolet 27.741s (-1.375) 129.772mph
37. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 27.785s (-1.419) 129.566mph
38. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 27.823s (-1.457) 129.389mph
39. #37 Tony Raines Ford 27.923s (-1.557) 128.926mph
40. #71 Andy Lally* Chevrolet 28.089s (-1.723) 128.164mph
41. #192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge 28.752s (-2.386) 125.209mph
42. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 36.717s (-10.351) 98.047mph
43. #60 Landon Cassill Toyota -
44. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota -


Practice 2

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 26.454s (Leader) 136.085mph
2. #6 David Ragan Ford 26.464s (-0.01) 136.034mph
3. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 26.466s (-0.012) 136.024mph
4. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 26.472s (-0.018) 135.993mph
5. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 26.526s (-0.072) 135.716mph
6. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 26.546s (-0.092) 135.614mph
7. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 26.552s (-0.098) 135.583mph
8. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 26.577s (-0.123) 135.456mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 26.582s (-0.128) 135.43mph
10. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 26.582s (-0.128) 135.43mph
11. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 26.595s (-0.141) 135.364mph
12. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 26.625s (-0.171) 135.211mph
13. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 26.752s (-0.298) 134.569mph
14. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 26.759s (-0.305) 134.534mph
15. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 26.777s (-0.323) 134.444mph
16. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26.788s (-0.334) 134.389mph
17. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 26.788s (-0.334) 134.389mph
18. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 26.802s (-0.348) 134.318mph
19. #0 David Reutimann Toyota 26.805s (-0.351) 134.303mph
20. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 26.82s (-0.366) 134.228mph
21. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 26.842s (-0.388) 134.118mph
22. #34 David Gilliland Ford 26.846s (-0.392) 134.098mph
23. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 26.863s (-0.409) 134.013mph
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 26.891s (-0.437) 133.874mph
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 26.896s (-0.442) 133.849mph
26. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 26.897s (-0.443) 133.844mph
27. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 26.907s (-0.453) 133.794mph
28. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 26.908s (-0.454) 133.789mph
29. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 26.922s (-0.468) 133.72mph
30. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 26.997s (-0.543) 133.348mph
31. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 27.041s (-0.587) 133.131mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 27.052s (-0.598) 133.077mph
33. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 27.057s (-0.603) 133.052mph
34. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 27.07s (-0.616) 132.988mph
35. #60 Landon Cassill Toyota 27.102s (-0.648) 132.831mph
36. #9 Bill Elliott Chevrolet 27.159s (-0.705) 132.553mph
37. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 27.171s (-0.717) 132.494mph
38. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 27.179s (-0.725) 132.455mph
39. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 27.195s (-0.741) 132.377mph
40. #32 Mike Skinner Ford 27.287s (-0.833) 131.931mph
41. #37 Tony Raines Ford 27.575s (-1.121) 130.553mph
42. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 27.624s (-1.17) 130.322mph
43. #71 Andy Lally* Chevrolet 27.625s (-1.171) 130.317mph
44. #192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge 28.069s (-1.615) 128.255mph



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