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Cup - Michigan - Friday practice

David Ragan topped the practice times on Friday for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway, while Joey Logano hit engine problems.
Practice for the 15th Cup race of 2011 - the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway - proved to be a somewhat fraught occasion for Joey Logano, who first had his oil pan confiscated along with those of his Joe Gibbs Racing team mates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, and then had the engine of his #20 fail three laps into the second practice session, forcing him into Hamlin's #11 for a few consolation laps instead.

David Ragan and AJ Allmendinger set the fastest times on Friday, with the top 12 times all coming form the earlier Practice 1. Ragan subsequently made contact with the #31 of Jeff Burton who had got loose in the later session, which left both some some bodywork damage.

David Stremme and JJ Yeley set the fastest Practice 2 times. Along with Travis Kvapil, that meant the top three spots in the afternoon were taken by "go or go home" cars, as the top teams concentrated on race set-ups.

Trevor Bayne was back in a Cup car for the first time since his medical leave, and doing the first double-header weekend with a Nationwide race for the first time since April. He finished with the tenth fastest practice time, and doesn't have to worry about qualifying as the Wood Brothers #21 makes the field from owners points, just scraping into 35th place ahead of Robby Gordon's #7.

Previous Cup winners at Michigan have been Brian Vickers (August 2009), Denny Hamlin (June 2010), Kevin Harvick (August 2010).

Friday Nationwide practice times also available.

The Camping World Truck Series is not running this weekend; the next Truck race is at Kentucky on July 7.

Practice 2

1. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 38.829s (Leader) 185.428 mph
2. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 38.899s (-0.070) 185.095 mph
3. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 38.947s (-0.118) 184.867 mph
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 39.021s (-0.192) 184.516 mph
5. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 39.042s (-0.213) 184.417 mph
6. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 39.044s (-0.215) 184.407 mph
7. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 39.071s (-0.242) 184.280 mph
8. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 39.111s (-0.282) 184.091 mph
9. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 39.112s (-0.283) 184.087 mph
10. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 39.131s (-0.302) 183.997 mph
11. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 39.161s (-0.332) 183.856 mph
12. #6 David Ragan Ford 39.170s (-0.341) 183.814 mph
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 39.173s (-0.344) 183.800 mph
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 39.174s (-0.345) 183.795 mph
15. #181 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 39.184s (-0.355) 183.749 mph
16. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 39.191s (-0.362) 183.716 mph
17. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 39.197s (-0.368) 183.688 mph
18. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 39.241s (-0.412) 183.482 mph
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 39.244s (-0.415) 183.467 mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 39.248s (-0.419) 183.449 mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 39.272s (-0.443) 183.337 mph
22. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 39.284s (-0.455) 183.281 mph
23. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 39.293s (-0.464) 183.239 mph
24. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 39.316s (-0.487) 183.132 mph
25. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 39.328s (-0.499) 183.076 mph
26. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 39.330s (-0.501) 183.066 mph
27. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 39.353s (-0.524) 182.959 mph
28. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 39.359s (-0.530) 182.932 mph
29. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 39.403s (-0.574) 182.727 mph
30. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 39.435s (-0.606) 182.579 mph
31. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 39.444s (-0.615) 182.537 mph
32. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 39.445s (-0.616) 182.533 mph
33. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 39.475s (-0.646) 182.394 mph
34. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 39.480s (-0.651) 182.371 mph
35. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 39.497s (-0.668) 182.292 mph
36. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 39.538s (-0.709) 182.103 mph
37. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 39.602s (-0.773) 181.809 mph
38. #192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge 39.615s (-0.786) 181.749 mph
39. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 39.624s (-0.795) 181.708 mph
40. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 39.638s (-0.809) 181.644 mph
41. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 39.693s (-0.864) 181.392 mph
42. #37 Tony Raines Ford 39.693s (-0.864) 181.392 mph
43. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 39.704s (-0.875) 181.342 mph
44. #34 David Gilliland Ford 39.789s (-0.960) 180.954 mph
45. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 39.790s (-0.961) 180.950 mph
46. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 39.936s (-1.107) 180.288 mph

Practice 1

1. #6 David Ragan Ford 38.585s (Leader) 186.601 mph
2. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 38.587s (-0.002) 186.591 mph
3. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 38.602s (-0.017) 186.519 mph
4. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 38.614s (-0.029) 186.461 mph
5. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 38.658s (-0.073) 186.249 mph
6. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 38.735s (-0.150) 185.878 mph
7. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38.756s (-0.171) 185.778 mph
8. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 38.771s (-0.186) 185.706 mph
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 38.772s (-0.187) 185.701 mph
10. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 38.810s (-0.225) 185.519 mph
11. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 38.812s (-0.227) 185.510 mph
12. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 38.814s (-0.229) 185.500 mph
13. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 38.827s (-0.242) 185.438 mph
14. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 38.830s (-0.245) 185.424 mph
15. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 38.830s (-0.245) 185.424 mph
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 38.852s (-0.267) 185.319 mph
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 38.866s (-0.281) 185.252 mph
18. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 38.877s (-0.292) 185.199 mph
19. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 38.887s (-0.302) 185.152 mph
20. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 38.890s (-0.305) 185.138 mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 38.950s (-0.365) 184.852 mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 38.973s (-0.388) 184.743 mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 38.977s (-0.392) 184.724 mph
24. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 38.990s (-0.405) 184.663 mph
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 39.045s (-0.460) 184.403 mph
26. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 39.048s (-0.463) 184.388 mph
27. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 39.051s (-0.466) 184.374 mph
28. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 39.057s (-0.472) 184.346 mph
29. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 39.058s (-0.473) 184.341 mph
30. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 39.136s (-0.551) 183.974 mph
31. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 39.157s (-0.572) 183.875 mph
32. #34 David Gilliland Ford 39.229s (-0.644) 183.538 mph
33. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 39.254s (-0.669) 183.421 mph
34. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 39.379s (-0.794) 182.839 mph
35. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 39.428s (-0.843) 182.611 mph
36. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 39.467s (-0.882) 182.431 mph
37. #181 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 39.504s (-0.919) 182.260 mph
38. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 39.651s (-1.066) 181.584 mph
39. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 39.651s (-1.066) 181.584 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 39.652s (-1.067) 181.580 mph
41. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 39.654s (-1.069) 181.571 mph
42. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 39.747s (-1.162) 181.146 mph
43. #37 Tony Raines Ford 39.836s (-1.251) 180.741 mph
44. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 39.954s (-1.369) 180.207 mph
45. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 40.086s (-1.501) 179.614 mph
46. #192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge 40.260s (-1.675) 178.838 mph

* Denotes Rookie



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