Day One of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ open test today concluded after two sessions. Denny Hamlin posted the fastest speed of the day in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota with a lap of 195.712 mph.
He posted the speed late in the second session as him and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth with help from another Toyota driver Mark Martin took place in some drafting practice.
Coincidentally, all four of those drivers were in the top four with Kenseth being second quickest with a speed of 195.385 mph. Kenseth is the defending champion of the Daytona 500 and entering his first season with JGR after spending the last 13 seasons with Jack Roush Racing where he won two Daytona 500′s and the 2003 championship.
Kenseth also was the quickest in the morning session as we saw all single car runs. His 192.757 mph in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota was the quickest of that practice.
The third and final member of JGR, Busch was third quick with a lap of 195.329 mph while the fina...