Larson tops Richmond Cup practice

Kyle Larson was fastest in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice at Richmond Raceway with a lap of 121.836mph (22.161s).

Joey Logano was second fastest at 121.490mph and Chris Buescher was third fastest at 121.463mph. John Hunter Nemechek was fourth fastest at 121.403mph and Alex Bowman completed the top five at 121.354mph.

Larson is the defending winner of the spring Richmond race. Buescher won the summer race.

Ty Gibbs was sixth fastest at 121.277mph, Ryan Blaney was seventh fastest at 121.207mph, and Josh Berry was eighth fastest at 120.849mph. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was ninth fastest at 120.530mph and Justin Haley rounded out the top 10 in practice at 120.417mph.


Cup Series championship points leader Martin Truex Jr. was 21st fastest. Truex’s lap was 118.499mph.

Ty Dillon, making his return to the Cup Series with Kaulig Racing, was 35th fastest in practice at 117.683mph. Ross Chastain was last at 116.646mph.

There were no incidents in practice. Thirty-six drivers are entered in the Toyota Owners 400.

Ryan Blaney was fastest in the best 10 consecutive lap average. It was Blaney over Alex Bowman, Joey Logano, Chris Buescher, and Kyle Larson.

Story originally appeared on Racer