Close this search box.


Kyle Larson Fastest in NASCAR All-Star Practice at North Wilkesboro, Chandler Smith Fastest Open Driver

Kyle Larson Jonathan McCoy North Wilkesboro NASCAR All-Star Practice
Kyle Larson Jonathan McCoy North Wilkesboro NASCAR All-Star Practice
Kyle Larson was the man atop the speed chart in the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race practice at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Photo Credit: Jonathan McCoy /

Kyle Larson turned the fastest lap in the first NASCAR Cup Series practice session at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 27 years with a lap time of 20.615 sec. (109.144 mph) in his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Larson, who is locked into Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, put down the early statement for the weekend with a fast lap in practice, but with the aged track surface, long-run speed will be critical at the 0.625-mile short track in North Wilkesboro, NC.

William Byron, the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro who has the most wins so far in 2023, turned the fastest average lap speed over a 10-lap run in Friday’s practice session. Tyler Reddick led the way in 15-lap average finish and Ryan Blaney was the best of anyone that took a 20-lap run.

Brad Keselowski turned the second-fastest lap overall of the session while Denny Hamlin, Buescher, and Chase Briscoe made up the remainder of the top-five fastest in the session.

Martin Truex Jr., William Byron, Kevin Harvick, Chandler Smith, and Ryan Preece made up the remainder of the top-10 fastest in NASCAR Cup Series combined All-Star and All-Star Open practice.

Smith was the fastest among the 16 All-Star Open entries in ninth. Three drivers will advance to the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race from the 100-lap Open event on Sunday.

Daniel Suarez found trouble in the opening moments of NASCAR Cup Series practice, as he spun his No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet, and nudged the rear of the car into the outside wall. The damage didn’t seem super severe for Suarez as he was able to return to the track.

Suarez made a total of 49 laps in the session, with his best lap ranking 32nd in the running order.

share it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Post

Inspection Complete: Kyle Larson Wins 2024 Brickyard 400
Kyle Larson Gets Redemption for Thwarted 'Double' with Brickyard 400 Win
big crash video Brickyard 400 overtime Denny Hamlin Alex Bowman John Hunter Nemechek Daniel Hemric Chase Briscoe
Video: MASSIVE Crash Erupts in Turn 1 on Brickyard 400 Overtime Attempt
Brickyard 400 crash video Joey Logano Jimmie Johnson Carson Hocevar Ryan Blaney Austin Dillon 2024
Video: Hocevar's Three-Wide Move Leads to Blaney Colliding With Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano
Video: Martin Truex, Jr. Smacks Wall in Turn Three; Josh Berry Crashes in Aftermath 
William Byron crash Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway video Chase Briscoe Harrison Burton AJ Allmendinger
Video: William Byron Wiped Out in Multi-Car Melee on Lap 74 of Brickyard 400

Join Our Newsletter

Ready to have NASCAR news hand-delivered to your email daily?

Related Article