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Chris Buescher tops final day of NASCAR Organizational Test at Kansas

Chris Buescher landed the fastest speed Tuesday in the final day of a two-day Organizational Test for Monster Energy Series teams at Kansas Speedway.

Buescher drove the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 37 Chevrolet to a best speed of 185.989 mph on the 1.5-mile track, site of a NASCAR Playoff race on Oct. 21 ( 2 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). His speed was slightly slower than the 186.477 mph lap posted by Chase Elliott on Monday, the first day of the session.

Kyle Busch, last weekend’s winner at Richmond Raceway, was the only driver among the top three on both days of the Organizational Test. He was third-fastest on the Monday speed chart and posted the second-best lap on the closing day.

Defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. was fourth-fastest on Day 1, but his Furniture Row Racing team did not participate in the second-day session.

A dozen teams participated in Kansas testing. Drew Herring, Justin Allgaier and David Ragan were also there on behalf of TRD, GM Racing and Ford, respectively, driving wheel-force cars for further data collection for the manufacturers.

DAY 1 SPEEDS

Rank Driver Team Speed
1 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 186.477 mph
2 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 183.755 mph
3 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 183.374 mph
4 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 183.076 mph
5 Joey Logano Team Penske 182.939 mph
6 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 182.710 mph
7 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing 182.192 mph
8 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing 182.149 mph
9 Cole Custer Rick Ware Racing 181.873 mph
10 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 181.513 mph
11 Ty Dillon Germain Racing 181.184 mph
12 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 180.156 mph
13 Drew Herring Toyota Wheel Force 179.563 mph
14 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Wheel Force 176.488 mph
15 David Ragan Ford Wheel Force 175.793 mph

DAY 2 SPEEDS

Rank Driver Team Speed
1 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 185.989 mph
2 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 184.055 mph
3 (tie) Joey Logano Team Penske 183.237 mph
3 (tie) Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing 183.237 mph
5 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 183.138 mph
6 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 182.933 mph
7 Cole Custer Rick Ware Racing 182.747 mph
8 Ty Dillon Germain Racing 182.525 mph
9 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 181.702 mph
10 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 181.696 mph
11 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing 180.880 mph
12 Drew Herring Toyota Wheel Force 178.891 mph
13 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Wheel Force 177.731 mph
14 David Ragan Ford Wheel Force 176.056 mph