Joe Nemechek Fastest In 400 Practice At Chicagoland

Dustin H.Correspondent IJuly 9, 2010

JOLIET, IL - JULY 09:  Joe Nemechek drives the #87 NEMCO Motorsports Toyota during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LIFELOCK.COM 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway on July 9, 2010 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Joe Nemechek was fastest in Nascar Sprint Cup Series Practice for the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek, in the No. 87 Toyota, had the fastest time with a lap at 30.50 at 177.078 mph around the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.

Casey Mears was second with David Stremme third. Jeff Gordon, in the Dupont 24 Chevrolet, was fourth and Jimmie Johnson was fifth on the practice charts. Jimmie Johnson became a dad this week as well with his wife giving birth to the couples first child.

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Final Practice comes your way on Speed at 3:15 p.m. and Qualifying is set for at 6 p.m. on Speed for this Saturday night's 400 which can be seen on TNT with Countdown To Green at 6:30 p.m. and the race at 7:30 p.m. ET.


Sprint Cup Series Practice Results 400 Chicagoland Speedway

  1. Joe Nemechek
  2. Casey Mears
  3. David Stremme
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Max Papis
  7. Mike Bliss
  8. Juan Pablo Montoya
  9. AJ Allmendinger
  10. Kurt Busch

Kevin Harvick comes into Chicagoland with the Sprint Cup points lead after coming off the win at Daytona last weekend.