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Cup - Las Vegas - Saturday practice

10 March 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. set the fastest laptime at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the first of Saturday's two Sprint Cup practice sessions, with a lap of 29.196s (184.957 mph) just 0.032s faster than Kasey Kahne.

In the slower afternoon session, Joey Logano's lap of 29.513s (182.970 mph) was enough to put him on top of the timings, 0.044s ahead of Kevin Harvick.

But there were problems for some fancied front runners during today's tract activity. After setting his fastest time during the first practice of the day, Kyle Busch then hit the wall in turn 4 with the rear of the #18, forcing the Joe Gibbs Racing crew to unload the back-up car.

Later in the day Jimmie Johnson did extensive damage to the #48 in the second practice session of the day and also had to unpack the backup car meaning that he will join Busch in having to start Sunday afternoon's Kobalt Tools 400 from the back of the field, along with Juan Montoya who hit the wall early in Friday practice.

Practice 3

1. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.513s (Leader) 182.970 mph
2. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.557s (-0.044) 182.698 mph
3. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.557s (-0.044) 182.698 mph
4. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.570s (-0.057) 182.617 mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.570s (-0.057) 182.617 mph
6. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.597s (-0.084) 182.451 mph
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.617s (-0.104) 182.328 mph
8. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.627s (-0.114) 182.266 mph
9. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.652s (-0.139) 182.113 mph
10. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.654s (-0.141) 182.100 mph
11. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.667s (-0.154) 182.020 mph
12. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.709s (-0.196) 181.763 mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.723s (-0.210) 181.678 mph
14. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.737s (-0.224) 181.592 mph
15. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.740s (-0.227) 181.574 mph
16. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 29.742s (-0.229) 181.561 mph
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.759s (-0.246) 181.458 mph
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.801s (-0.288) 181.202 mph
19. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.804s (-0.291) 181.184 mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.831s (-0.318) 181.020 mph
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.849s (-0.336) 180.911 mph
22. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.854s (-0.341) 180.880 mph
23. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.859s (-0.346) 180.850 mph
24. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.862s (-0.349) 180.832 mph
25. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.871s (-0.358) 180.777 mph
26. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.891s (-0.378) 180.656 mph
27. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.898s (-0.385) 180.614 mph
28. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.941s (-0.428) 180.355 mph
29. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.946s (-0.433) 180.325 mph
30. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.956s (-0.443) 180.264 mph
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.985s (-0.472) 180.090 mph
32. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 30.009s (-0.496) 179.946 mph
33. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30.162s (-0.649) 179.033 mph
34. #13 Casey Mears Ford 30.172s (-0.659) 178.974 mph
35. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 30.199s (-0.686) 178.814 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.303s (-0.790) 178.200 mph
37. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 30.334s (-0.821) 178.018 mph
38. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.406s (-0.893) 177.596 mph
39. #38 David Gilliland Ford 30.600s (-1.087) 176.471 mph
40. #37 Timmy Hill* Ford 30.624s (-1.111) 176.332 mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.657s (-1.144) 176.143 mph
42. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.705s (-1.192) 175.867 mph
43. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 30.931s (-1.418) 174.582 mph

Practice 2

1. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.196s (Leader) 184.957 mph
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.228s (-0.032) 184.754 mph
3. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 29.242s (-0.046) 184.666 mph
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.270s (-0.074) 184.489 mph
5. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.318s (-0.122) 184.187 mph
6. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.332s (-0.136) 184.099 mph
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.340s (-0.144) 184.049 mph
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.343s (-0.147) 184.030 mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.366s (-0.170) 183.886 mph
10. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.377s (-0.181) 183.817 mph
11. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.385s (-0.189) 183.767 mph
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.396s (-0.200) 183.699 mph
13. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.398s (-0.202) 183.686 mph
14. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.413s (-0.217) 183.592 mph
15. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.422s (-0.226) 183.536 mph
16. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.424s (-0.228) 183.524 mph
17. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.440s (-0.244) 183.424 mph
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.474s (-0.278) 183.212 mph
19. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.480s (-0.284) 183.175 mph
20. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.491s (-0.295) 183.107 mph
21. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.516s (-0.320) 182.952 mph
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.535s (-0.339) 182.834 mph
23. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 29.547s (-0.351) 182.760 mph
24. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.562s (-0.366) 182.667 mph
25. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.568s (-0.372) 182.630 mph
26. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.585s (-0.389) 182.525 mph
27. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.609s (-0.413) 182.377 mph
28. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.635s (-0.439) 182.217 mph
29. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.662s (-0.466) 182.051 mph
30. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.718s (-0.522) 181.708 mph
31. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.776s (-0.580) 181.354 mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.885s (-0.689) 180.693 mph
33. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.908s (-0.712) 180.554 mph
34. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.969s (-0.773) 180.186 mph
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.016s (-0.820) 179.904 mph
36. #34 David Ragan Ford 30.083s (-0.887) 179.503 mph
37. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30.116s (-0.920) 179.307 mph
38. #38 David Gilliland Ford 30.170s (-0.974) 178.986 mph
39. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 30.243s (-1.047) 178.554 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.330s (-1.134) 178.042 mph
41. #37 Timmy Hill* Ford 30.403s (-1.207) 177.614 mph
42. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.546s (-1.350) 176.783 mph
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.619s (-1.423) 176.361 mph

* Denotes Rookie


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