Greg Biffle Fastest in Final NASCAR Test at Las Vegas

Chad Robb@@MrFantasyNASCARCorrespondent IMarch 8, 2013

Mar. 1, 2013; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle during practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR usually allows teams three practices during a race weekend in preparation for the race. With the introduction of the new Gen-6 car this season, NASCAR decided to allow all teams some extra track time to figure out the new car.

So far, the Gen-6 car has received mixed reviews. The car looks great and takes NASCAR back to its roots of stock car racing, but drivers have found it hard to pass other cars in the race. This has led to some boring racing.

This week should be different. With the extra practice time, teams will be able to figure out more about the car, which should make the racing better. It is still very early in the season, so no one really knows how the car will perform throughout the season. However, NASCAR wouldn't have introduced the Gen-6 car if it didn't believe it would make the racing better.

The teams were allowed two practices on Thursday that lasted three hours each. Matt Kenseth was fastest in the first practice with a speed of 187.396. Greg Biffle led the second practice with a speed of 189.427. The speeds should continue to increase as the crew chiefs figure out the cars.

Here are the final practice speeds from today’s second practice:

1. Greg Biffle 189.427

2. Jimmie Johnson 189.142

3. Mark Martin 189.142

4. Carl Edwards 189.102

5. Kevin Harvick 189.049

6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 188.798

7. Martin Truex Jr. 188.646

8. Kurt Busch 188.646

9. Aric Almirola 188.567

10. Juan Pablo 188.422

11. Clint Bowyer 188.062

12. Jeff Burton 187.806

13. Austin Dillon 187.585

14. Trevor Bayne 187.533

15. Joey Logano 187.207

16. Marcos Ambrose 187.169

17. Paul Menard 186.935

18. Casey Mears 186.819

19. Danica Patrick 186.806

20. Kyle Busch 186.143

21. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 186.085

22. David Ragan 185.408

23. Kasey Kahne 185.306

24. Scott Speed 185.058

25. Denny Hamlin 184.875

26. Tony Stewart 184.811

27. Brad Keselowski 184.710

28. Matt Kenseth 184.615

29. Mike Bliss 184.332

30. Jamie McMurray 184.313

31. Jeff Gordon 184.269

32. Travis Kvapil 184.049

33. Landon Cassill 183.899

34. Josh Wise 183.849

35. David Stremme 183.705

36. Ken Schrader 183.567

37. Dave Blaney 183.561

38. David Reutimann 183.219

39. Ryan Newman 183.076

40. Joe Nemechek 183.057

41. David Gilliland 182.365

42. Bobby Labonte 182.143

43. Michael McDowell 180.699

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