Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/27/14
Kyle Busch led the way with a lap of 26.127 seconds in the first practice for the AdvoCare 500 from Phoenix. Rounding out the top five was Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, and Martin Truex, Jr. Championship leaders Jimmie Johnson (27th) and Brad Keselowski (21st) didn’t show the speed fans would expect out of them. Pos Car Driver Team Time Behind 1 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 26.127 Leader 2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 26.231 -0.104 3 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 26.263 -0.136 4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 26.275 -0.148 5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 26.302 -0.175 6 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans / U.S. Army Chevrolet 26.310 -0.183 7 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 26.316 -0.189 8 27 Paul Menard Rheem / Menards Chevrolet 26.351 -0.224 9 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 26.375 -0.248 10 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 26.383 -0.256 11 16 Greg Biffle Filtrete Ford 26.404 -0.277 12 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 26.427 -0.300 13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mtn. Dew / AMP Energy / National Guard 26.428 -0.301 14 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 26.441 -0.314 15 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevrolet 26.491 -0.364 16 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 26.497 -0.370 17 17 Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost Ford 26.499 -0.372 18 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Farm American Chevrolet 26.499 -0.372 19 55 Mark Martin Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 26.516 -0.389 20 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate Chevrolet 26.536 -0.409 21 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 26.538 -0.411 22 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 26.580 -0.453 23 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 26.586 -0.459 24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 26.587 -0.460 25 19 Mike Bliss Plinker Tactical / Value Place Toyota 26.681 -0.554 26 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 26.690 -0.563 27 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 26.698 -0.571 28 34 David Ragan Barrett Jackson Ford 26.703 -0.576 29 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 26.709 -0.582 30 47 Bobby Labonte Vektor Vodka Toyota 26.725 -0.598 31 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 26.755 -0.628 32 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parson Racing Ford 26.755 -0.628 33 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Shell Pennzoil Dodge 26.779 -0.652 34 37 JJ Yeley Anchor Drilling Fluids / MaxQWorkforce.com 26.782 -0.655 35 26 Josh Wise MDS Transport Ford 26.811 -0.684 36 44 David Reutimann No Label Ford 26.813 -0.686 37 38 David Gilliland Loan Mart Ford 26.865 -0.738 38 91 Jason Leffler Plinker Tactical / Value Place Chevrolet 26.874 -0.747 39 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves / aloft 26.935 -0.808 40 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Racing Chevrolet 26.989 -0.862 41 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 27.037 -0.910 42 33 Stephen Leicht LittleJoesAutos.com Chevrolet 27.074 -0.947 43 32 Timmy Hill U.S. Chrome / TMone Ford 27.160 -1.033 44 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevrolet 27.306 -1.179
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