Important Notes: Wind, wind, wind was the story once again this practice session. The NASCAR teams saw gusts of up to 30 mph this session, which is a lot stronger than what we’ll see tomorrow (around 10 mph). It’ll also be a bit warmer during Sunday’s Auto Club 400 race than it was this practice session (about 5-10 degrees warmer).

Drivers who served a 15-minute penalty during this session: Ryan Newman, Ross Chastain, Ryan Preece, BJ McLeod, and Joey Gase.

Top 15-Lap Averages during the session:

  1. Erik Jones (41.522 seconds)
  2. Ryan Blaney (41.564 seconds)
  3. Jimmie Johnson (41.573 seconds)
  4. Kyle Busch (41.576 seconds)
  5. Brad Keselowski (41.578 seconds)
  6. Alex Bowman (41.602 seconds)
  7. Joey Logano (41.605 seconds)
  8. Aric Almirola (41.671 seconds)
  9. Clint Bowyer (41.683 seconds)

Top 20-Lap Averages during the session:

  1. Joey Logano (41.671 seconds)
  2. Brad Keselowski (41.707 seconds)
  3. Ryan Blaney (41.743 seconds)
  4. Jimmie Johnson (41.794 seconds)
  5. Aric Almirola (41.904 seconds)
  6. Daniel Suarez (41.946 seconds)
  7. Kurt Busch (41.972 seconds)

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1Brad Keselowski40.759—.—176.6482747
2Daniel Hemric40.782-0.023176.548238
3Daniel Suarez40.841-0.082176.293148
4Aric Almirola40.870-0.111176.1682243
5Ryan Blaney40.879-0.120176.1302543
6Joey Logano40.890-0.131176.082247
7Ryan Newman40.897-0.138176.052220
8Alex Bowman40.923-0.164175.940240
9Austin Dillon40.923-0.164175.9402436
10Ricky Stenhouse Jr40.931-0.172175.906131
11Kyle Busch40.951-0.192175.820140
12Erik Jones40.979-0.220175.700339
13Kurt Busch40.990-0.231175.6532242
14Denny Hamlin40.997-0.238175.6233045
15William Byron41.006-0.247175.5841738
16Kyle Larson41.011-0.252175.5632035
17Kevin Harvick41.030-0.271175.4812842
18Jimmie Johnson41.041-0.282175.434352
19Martin Truex Jr41.069-0.310175.3152139
20Clint Bowyer41.113-0.354175.1271837
21Chris Buescher41.136-0.377175.0292831
22Chase Elliott41.150-0.391174.9703545
23Matt DiBenedetto41.187-0.428174.812232
24Michael McDowell41.189-0.430174.8041625
25Corey LaJoie41.190-0.431174.800119
26Ryan Preece 41.241-0.482174.5841519
27Paul Menard41.258-0.499174.512234
28Bubba Wallace41.304-0.545174.317131
29Ty Dillon41.322-0.563174.2411220
30David Ragan41.366-0.607174.056922
31Matt Tifft 41.683-0.924172.732918
32Landon Cassill41.827-1.068172.138116
33Ross Chastain42.215-1.456170.555118
34BJ McLeod43.852-3.093164.18924
35Reed Sorenson43.900-3.141164.00927
36Joey Gase45.414-4.655158.54116

Ten-Lap Averages

1Daniel Hemric110174.940
2Ryan Blaney2332174.111
3Brad Keselowski2635174.088
4Alex Bowman110174.041
5Erik Jones110173.943
6Kyle Busch110173.831
7Jimmie Johnson110173.822
8Kyle Larson2029173.804
9Martin Truex, Jr.2130173.797
10Kevin Harvick2837173.766
11Daniel Suarez110173.687
12Denny Hamlin1625173.656
13Austin Dillon2332173.595
14Chase Elliott3241173.593
15Clint Bowyer110173.537
16Aric Almirola2231173.534
17Joey Logano110173.501
18Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.110173.369
19Kurt Busch2231173.350
20Ryan Newman110173.235
21William Byron2635172.823
22Matt DiBenedetto110172.743
23Ryan Preece110172.246
24Paul Menard110172.186
25Chris Buescher110172.180
26Michael McDowell1524171.891
27Bubba Wallace1423171.248
28Matt Tifft817169.785
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  1. Jordan, where did you get your 15 consecutive lap average times? I read elsewhere that Logano was #1 on both the 15 and 20 consecutive lap averages. I sure would like to be sure so I can make well informed decisions. Thanks.

    • I got 15-lap averages from a tweet by Mike Joy of the scoring monitors at the track. This was with about 10 minutes left in practice.

  2. jordan there appears to be an error in the standings from the last race, in the previous position and change. i beleve i was 18th or 19th after vages.

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