Montoya, Hornish Fastest in First Vegas Practice

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

Juan Pablo Montoya was the fastest in Las Vegas this morning turning a lap of 186.168 mph. Montoya was the only car to hit the 186 mile-per-hour barrier this morning.

Sam Hornish Jr. turned some heads in the early practice session today he was second fastest in the session knocking down a lap of 185.446 mph.

Jimmie Johnson posted a fast lap of 185.835 mph, which was good enough for third fastest. This comes one week after Jimmie Johnson, as some would say, pulled a bunny out of his hat to win last week’s race.

Johnson was asked about what he thought about people who don’t give him credit for his accomplishments, “To Hell With ‘Em” Johnson said in a press conference earlier today.

Mark Martin followed his teammate, posting the fourth fastest lap of the session.

Martin was followed by Jeff Gordon, who is looking to shake off a disappointing start to 2010 this weekend.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the session for a while, but was eventually bumped down to ninth fastest. He has said on the radio his car is real good. This team of course finished 32nd last week with a broken axle.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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