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Cup - Loudon - Saturday practice

Jimmie Johnson was fastest of anyone during the two Saturday practice sessions, as the Sprint Cup field prepared for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon.
Jimmie Johnson set the fastest time of 29.391s in the two Saturday practice sessions ahead of Sunday afternoon's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

Juan Montoya was next fastest with 29.459s, and the race polesitter Ryan Newman put up the third fastest time of the day with 29.462s.

Jeff Burton's fourth fastest practice 3 time of 29.487s was a dead heat with the time that Newman's team mate and boss Tony Stewart recorded in the earlier practice 2 to top the earlier session timesheets, confirming the form of both Stewart-Haas cars going into Sunday's race on the front row of the grid.

The 301-lap Sprint Cup starts at 1pm ET on Sunday.

Practice 3

The third and final practice session of the weekend was for a one hour period on Saturday from 11.45am ET.

1. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.391s (Leader) 129.591 mph
2. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.459s (-0.068) 129.292 mph
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.462s (-0.071) 129.278 mph
4. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.487s (-0.096) 129.169 mph
5. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.490s (-0.099) 129.156 mph
6. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.500s (-0.109) 129.112 mph
7. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.512s (-0.121) 129.059 mph
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.524s (-0.133) 129.007 mph
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.535s (-0.144) 128.959 mph
10. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.544s (-0.153) 128.920 mph
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.552s (-0.161) 128.885 mph
12. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 29.564s (-0.173) 128.832 mph
13. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.573s (-0.182) 128.793 mph
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.588s (-0.197) 128.728 mph
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.589s (-0.198) 128.723 mph
16. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.597s (-0.206) 128.689 mph
17. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 29.602s (-0.211) 128.667 mph
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.621s (-0.230) 128.585 mph
19. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 29.639s (-0.248) 128.506 mph
20. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.646s (-0.255) 128.476 mph
21. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.646s (-0.255) 128.476 mph
22. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.646s (-0.255) 128.476 mph
23. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 29.666s (-0.275) 128.389 mph
24. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 29.684s (-0.293) 128.311 mph
25. #6 David Ragan Ford 29.697s (-0.306) 128.255 mph
26. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.702s (-0.311) 128.234 mph
27. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.716s (-0.325) 128.173 mph
28. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.720s (-0.329) 128.156 mph
29. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.721s (-0.330) 128.152 mph
30. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.722s (-0.331) 128.148 mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.727s (-0.336) 128.126 mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.739s (-0.348) 128.074 mph
33. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.764s (-0.373) 127.967 mph
34. #34 David Gilliland Ford 29.870s (-0.479) 127.513 mph
35. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.888s (-0.497) 127.436 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.914s (-0.523) 127.325 mph
37. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.925s (-0.534) 127.278 mph
38. #55 Jeff Green Ford 29.929s (-0.538) 127.261 mph
39. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.935s (-0.544) 127.236 mph
40. #7 Scott Wimmer Dodge 29.964s (-0.573) 127.113 mph
41. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 29.980s (-0.589) 127.045 mph
42. #46 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 29.981s (-0.590) 127.040 mph
43. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.982s (-0.591) 127.036 mph

Practice 2

The second practice session was a 50 minute period on Saturday morning from 9.30am ET.

1. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.487s (Leader) 129.169 mph
2. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 29.490s (-0.003) 129.156 mph
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.491s (-0.004) 129.151 mph
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.531s (-0.044) 128.976 mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.532s (-0.045) 128.972 mph
6. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.543s (-0.056) 128.924 mph
7. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.548s (-0.061) 128.902 mph
8. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.562s (-0.075) 128.841 mph
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.563s (-0.076) 128.837 mph
10. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.581s (-0.094) 128.758 mph
11. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.581s (-0.094) 128.758 mph
12. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.582s (-0.095) 128.754 mph
13. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.587s (-0.100) 128.732 mph
14. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.603s (-0.116) 128.663 mph
15. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.612s (-0.125) 128.624 mph
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.613s (-0.126) 128.619 mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.623s (-0.136) 128.576 mph
18. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.626s (-0.139) 128.563 mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.629s (-0.142) 128.550 mph
20. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.633s (-0.146) 128.532 mph
21. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 29.636s (-0.149) 128.519 mph
22. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 29.662s (-0.175) 128.407 mph
23. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.676s (-0.189) 128.346 mph
24. #6 David Ragan Ford 29.680s (-0.193) 128.329 mph
25. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 29.691s (-0.204) 128.281 mph
26. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.696s (-0.209) 128.260 mph
27. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 29.701s (-0.214) 128.238 mph
28. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.722s (-0.235) 128.148 mph
29. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.740s (-0.253) 128.070 mph
30. #55 Jeff Green Ford 29.849s (-0.362) 127.602 mph
31. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.875s (-0.388) 127.491 mph
32. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.891s (-0.404) 127.423 mph
33. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.930s (-0.443) 127.257 mph
34. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.974s (-0.487) 127.070 mph
35. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.976s (-0.489) 127.062 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.978s (-0.491) 127.053 mph
37. #34 David Gilliland Ford 30.043s (-0.556) 126.778 mph
38. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 30.080s (-0.593) 126.622 mph
39. #46 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 30.085s (-0.598) 126.601 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.155s (-0.668) 126.307 mph
41. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 30.157s (-0.670) 126.299 mph
42. #7 Scott Wimmer Dodge 30.177s (-0.690) 126.215 mph
43. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 30.231s (-0.744) 125.990 mph

* Denotes Rookie



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