Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/1/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Brian Vickers, driver of the #83 Red Bull Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brian Vickers was the fastest of 43 cars in opening practice on Friday. The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine turned his fastest lap on his eighth trip around the 2.5 mile tricky triangle. Jimmie Johnson, last year’s winner of this event, was the fifth fastest car. Qualifying for the Pocono 400 will take place later Friday 4:40 pm ET on Fox Sports 1. Full List of Speeds for NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice at Pocono RANK CAR DRIVER TIME SPEED LAP LAPS RUN 1 55 Brian Vickers 49.764 180.854 8 8 2 2 Brad Keselowski 49.938 180.223 14 14 3 4 Kevin Harvick 50.052 179.813 15 15 4 41 Kurt Busch 50.216 179.226 8 8 5 48 Jimmie Johnson 50.228 179.183 7 7 6 1 Jamie McMurray 50.231 179.172 13 13 7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 50.312 178.884 18 18 8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 50.312 178.884 7 9 9 15 Clint Bowyer 50.318 178.862 10 12 10 42 Kyle Larson # 50.354 178.735 17 17 11 31 Ryan Newman 50.394 178.593 14 14 12 10 Danica Patrick 50.432 178.458 8 11 13 22 Joey Logano 50.448 ...

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