Harvick tops sprint cup practice at michigan
August 17, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Harvick nabs fastest lap; Johnson shows consistency
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Kevin Harvick was fastest for a single lap, while Jimmie Johnson was the most consistent as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams hit the track at Michigan International Speedway Saturday morning.
Harvick paced the day’s first practice, a 55-minute affair, with a lap of 202.577 mph in the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne (202.338) and Johnson (202.304) were second and third.
Completing the top five were Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray.
Johnson had the best 10-lap average in the morning session at 200.006 on the 2-mile oval. A five-time series champion, Johnson will belooking for his first MIS win when Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 gets underway.
Joey Logano, whose 2003.949 mph lap on Friday established a track qualifying record and put the Penske Racing driver on the pole, was 15th Saturday while Kurt Busch, the No. 2 qualifier, was sixth on the scoreboard.
A final practice session is scheduled for teams beginning at 11 a.m.