By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)
Mark Martin spun at the very beginning of Sprint Cup Series Happy Hour practice, but before he did he put down a lap good enough to pace the session. His lap of 171.027 mph was faster than anyone else.
Martin’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson is coming off of a win in Dover, and he was second-fastest in this session, however he ended the session the same way Martin started it by spinning out coming off of turn four.
Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-five fastest in Happy Hour.
Paul Menard who has been fast all week long, and will be starting from second on Sunday was sixth-fastest.
Menard’s teammate, Kasey Kahne who will start from the pole slapped the wall during what was a not so ‘Happy Hour’ for his team. However according to Kahne the damage will not affect him on Sunday.
“I just over shot turn one a little bit and got loose and got into the wall. But we won’t have to go to a backup. It didn’t affect any of the wheels, just the body,” Kahne said.
“No, it won’t have any impact on tomorrow.”