Reddick fastest in Saturday’s Cup Series practice at Kansas

Tyler Reddick paced Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice at Kansas Speedway at 181.002mph (29.834s).

Reddick is the most recent winner at the track having triumphed in the fall race. Toyota has won the last four Kansas Speedway races.

William Byron was second fastest at 180.222mph. Bubba Wallace was third at 179.736mph, Noah Gragson, fourth at 179.366mph and Denny Hamlin, fifth at 179.146mph.

Hamlin is the defending race winner.

Kyle Busch was sixth fastest at 178.897mph and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was seventh at 178.814mph. Chase Elliott was eighth at 178.767mph, Kyle Larson, ninth fastest at 178.737mph and Michael McDowell, 10th at 178.684mph.


Corey Heim was 25th fastest in practice. Heim is making his second start for Legacy Motor Club in the No. 43 as Erik Jones recovers from a compression fracture of a lower vertebra suffered at Talladega Superspeedway.

Austin Hill was 30th fastest. Hill is in a third entry for Richard Childress Racing.

Riley Herbst is in the No. 15 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing this weekend while Derek Kraus is in the No. 16 for Kaulig Racing. Herbst was 34th fastest in practice and Kraus was 36th.

Jimmie Johnson was last on the speed chart in practice (38th) in a third entry for Legacy Motor Club.

There were no incidents in the session.

William Byron was the fastest in the best 10 consecutive lap average. It was Byron over Larson, Reddick, Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr.

Story originally appeared on Racer