Bowman tops first Cup practice at WGI, near-miss for Elliott

Jim Utter

from the top spot (125.786 mph).

last year.

completed the top-five.

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spun off Turn 5 and briefly blocked the track, which brought out a caution. 

Elliott narrowly avoided slamming into Tifft. Tifft didn’t appear to do any significant damage to his No. 36 Ford. The track returned shortly thereafter to green-flag conditions.

developed a flat left-front tire after running through the bus stop. He slowly brought his No. 95 Toyota back to the garage area without incident.

Cla # Driver   Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 88 United States Alex Bowman    Chevrolet 20 1'10.062     125.888
2 18 United States Kyle Busch    Toyota 19 1'10.119 0.057 0.057 125.786
3 11 United States Denny Hamlin    Toyota 23 1'10.199 0.137 0.080 125.643
4 9 United States Chase Elliott    Chevrolet 22 1'10.210 0.148 0.011 125.623
5 42 United States Kyle Larson    Chevrolet 19 1'10.241 0.179 0.031 125.568
6 12 United States Ryan Blaney    Ford 20 1'10.445 0.383 0.204 125.204
7 19 United States Martin Truex Jr.    Toyota 20 1'10.634 0.572 0.189 124.869
8 2 United States Brad Keselowski    Ford 22 1'10.697 0.635 0.063 124.758
9 20 United States Erik Jones    Toyota 18 1'10.699 0.637 0.002 124.754
10 22 United States Joey Logano    Ford 15 1'10.799 0.737 0.100 124.578
11 37 United States Chris Buescher    Chevrolet 17 1'10.814 0.752 0.015 124.552
12 48 United States Jimmie Johnson    Chevrolet 16 1'10.835 0.773 0.021 124.515
13 24 United States William Byron    Chevrolet 20 1'10.915 0.853 0.080 124.374
14 14 United States Clint Bowyer    Ford 19 1'10.988 0.926 0.073 124.246
15 95 United States Matt DiBenedetto    Toyota 15 1'11.093 1.031 0.105 124.063
16 4 United States Kevin Harvick    Ford 22 1'11.164 1.102 0.071 123.939
17 1 United States Kurt Busch    Chevrolet 19 1'11.189 1.127 0.025 123.896
18 21 United States Paul Menard    Ford 20 1'11.266 1.204 0.077 123.762
19 10 United States Aric Almirola    Ford 20 1'11.276 1.214 0.010 123.744
20 17 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr.    Ford 16 1'11.290 1.228 0.014 123.720
21 8 United States Daniel Hemric    Chevrolet 19 1'11.333 1.271 0.043 123.645
22 34 United States Michael McDowell    Ford 18 1'11.373 1.311 0.040 123.576
23 41 Mexico Daniel Suarez    Ford 18 1'11.602 1.540 0.229 123.181
24 96 United States Parker Kligerman    Toyota 16 1'11.639 1.577 0.037 123.117
25 6 United States Ryan Newman    Ford 15 1'11.659 1.597 0.020 123.083
26 3 United States Austin Dillon    Chevrolet 23 1'11.720 1.658 0.061 122.978
27 13 United States Ty Dillon    Chevrolet 14 1'11.742 1.680 0.022 122.941
28 38 United States David Ragan    Ford 11 1'11.902 1.840 0.160 122.667
29 47 United States Ryan Preece    Chevrolet 17 1'11.915 1.853 0.013 122.645
30 15 United States Ross Chastain    Chevrolet 14 1'12.125 2.063 0.210 122.288
31 00 United States Landon Cassill    Chevrolet 12 1'12.237 2.175 0.112 122.098
32 36 United States Matt Tifft    Ford 15 1'12.419 2.357 0.182 121.791
33 32 United States Corey Lajoie    Ford 17 1'12.528 2.466 0.109 121.608
34 51 United States Cody Ware    Chevrolet 10 1'13.573 3.511 1.045 119.881
35 52 United States Josh Bilicki    Chevrolet 4 1'14.283 4.221 0.710 118.735
36 43 United States Darrell Wallace Jr.    Chevrolet 3 1'27.891 17.829 13.608 100.352