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Cup - Infineon - Saturday practice

Jamie McMurray looked strong during the two Saturday practice sessions at Infineon Raceway, ahead of the Sunday afternoon Toyota/Save Mart 350 Cup race.
Jamie McMurray took the top time in the first of Saturday's two practice session, and was second fastest in the later one, demonstrating just how good he is looking on NASCAR Sprint Cup's first road course of the year.

Pole sitter Joey Logano was unable to recapture the same sort of form he had shown on Friday and finished in 22nd and 29th place in the two sessions.

Road course specialists Juan Montoya (19th and 4th), Marcos Ambrose (12th and 15th) and Boris Said (15th and 20th) also had good preparations for the Sunday race.

Practice 2

The second practice session at Infineon Raceway was held from 12.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

1. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 77.621s (Leader) 92.295 mph
2. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 77.808s (-0.187) 92.073 mph
3. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 78.052s (-0.431) 91.785 mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 78.055s (-0.434) 91.781 mph
5. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 78.129s (-0.508) 91.695 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 78.160s (-0.539) 91.658 mph
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 78.183s (-0.562) 91.631 mph
8. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 78.294s (-0.673) 91.501 mph
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 78.350s (-0.729) 91.436 mph
10. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 78.360s (-0.739) 91.424 mph
11. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 78.363s (-0.742) 91.421 mph
12. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 78.394s (-0.773) 91.384 mph
13. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 78.429s (-0.808) 91.344 mph
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 78.436s (-0.815) 91.336 mph
15. #51 Boris Said Chevrolet 78.444s (-0.823) 91.326 mph
16. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 78.449s (-0.828) 91.321 mph
17. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 78.530s (-0.909) 91.226 mph
18. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 78.559s (-0.938) 91.193 mph
19. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 78.574s (-0.953) 91.175 mph
20. #34 David Gilliland Ford 78.613s (-0.992) 91.130 mph
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 78.651s (-1.030) 91.086 mph
22. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 78.664s (-1.043) 91.071 mph
23. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 78.665s (-1.044) 91.070 mph
24. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 78.715s (-1.094) 91.012 mph
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 78.766s (-1.145) 90.953 mph
26. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 78.774s (-1.153) 90.944 mph
27. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 78.791s (-1.170) 90.924 mph
28. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 78.797s (-1.176) 90.917 mph
29. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 78.844s (-1.223) 90.863 mph
30. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 78.884s (-1.263) 90.817 mph
31. #6 David Ragan Ford 78.916s (-1.295) 90.780 mph
32. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 79.082s (-1.461) 90.590 mph
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 79.103s (-1.482) 90.565 mph
34. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 79.248s (-1.627) 90.400 mph
35. #181 Brian Simo Ford 79.699s (-2.078) 89.888 mph
36. #46 Andy Pilgrim Chevrolet 79.936s (-2.315) 89.622 mph
37. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 80.238s (-2.617) 89.284 mph
38. #177 P.J. Jones Dodge 80.408s (-2.787) 89.096 mph
39. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 80.489s (-2.868) 89.006 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 80.512s (-2.891) 88.980 mph
41. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 80.648s (-3.027) 88.830 mph
42. #66 David Mayhew Toyota 80.827s (-3.206) 88.634 mph
43. #37 Chris Cook Ford 81.240s (-3.619) 88.183 mph

Practice 3

The second practice session at Infineon Raceway was held from 1.45pm on Saturday afternoon.

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 78.103s (Leader) 91.725 mph
2. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 78.190s (-0.087) 91.623 mph
3. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 78.217s (-0.114) 91.591 mph
4. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 78.244s (-0.141) 91.560 mph
5. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 78.414s (-0.311) 91.361 mph
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 78.433s (-0.330) 91.339 mph
7. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 78.440s (-0.337) 91.331 mph
8. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 78.470s (-0.367) 91.296 mph
9. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 78.499s (-0.396) 91.262 mph
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 78.547s (-0.444) 91.206 mph
11. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 78.589s (-0.486) 91.158 mph
12. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 78.606s (-0.503) 91.138 mph
13. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 78.679s (-0.576) 91.053 mph
14. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 78.726s (-0.623) 90.999 mph
15. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 78.742s (-0.639) 90.981 mph
16. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 78.758s (-0.655) 90.962 mph
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 78.759s (-0.656) 90.961 mph
18. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 78.789s (-0.686) 90.926 mph
19. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 78.816s (-0.713) 90.895 mph
20. #51 Boris Said Chevrolet 78.823s (-0.720) 90.887 mph
21. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 78.848s (-0.745) 90.858 mph
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 78.854s (-0.751) 90.851 mph
23. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 78.883s (-0.780) 90.818 mph
24. #34 David Gilliland Ford 78.971s (-0.868) 90.717 mph
25. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 79.036s (-0.933) 90.642 mph
26. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 79.036s (-0.933) 90.642 mph
27. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 79.181s (-1.078) 90.476 mph
28. #6 David Ragan Ford 79.210s (-1.107) 90.443 mph
29. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 79.238s (-1.135) 90.411 mph
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 79.281s (-1.178) 90.362 mph
31. #46 Andy Pilgrim Chevrolet 79.302s (-1.199) 90.338 mph
32. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 79.319s (-1.216) 90.319 mph
33. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 79.368s (-1.265) 90.263 mph
34. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 79.442s (-1.339) 90.179 mph
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 79.519s (-1.416) 90.092 mph
36. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 79.754s (-1.651) 89.826 mph
37. #177 P.J. Jones Dodge 79.995s (-1.892) 89.556 mph
38. #181 Brian Simo Ford 80.041s (-1.938) 89.504 mph
39. #66 David Mayhew Toyota 80.271s (-2.168) 89.248 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 80.288s (-2.185) 89.229 mph
41. #37 Chris Cook Ford 80.819s (-2.716) 88.643 mph
42. #13 Casey Mears Toyota
43. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota



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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, captures the Daytona 500 pole for the second time in his career Sunday, February 15, 2015 after posting the fastest qualifying time for next Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gordon, shown with his team and crew chief, Alan Gustafson, said this is his last full season of racing. Gordan has won the Daytona 500 three times. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS, qualifies second and will also start from the front row. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, captures the Daytona 500 pole for the second time in his career Sunday, February 15, 2015 after posting the fastest qualifying time for next Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gordon, who has said this is his last full season of racing, has won the Daytona 500 three times. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS, qualifies second and will also start from the front row. (Photo by HHP/Alan Marler for Chevy Racing)

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