Martin Truex Jr. led the opening round of practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex broke the magically 200 mile per hour barrier during the session, busting off a best lap of 201.545 mph in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota.

Each of the three manufacturers in NASCAR was represented in the top three, with six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson second at 201.134 mph in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Joey Logano, the June Michigan winner, was third in a  Team Penske Ford, followed by Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson.

The only incident in practice came with 12 minutes left when Jeffrey Earnhardt tagged the Turn 2 wall in the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford. “I got down in the corner and the car just went straight,” said Earnhardt, who will have to go to a backup car for the race.

Friday’s 85-minute session was the only practice for the Cup cars prior to qualifying, which is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, there will be two additional round of practice, the first at 8:30 a.m. ET, with Happy Hour scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Kevin Harvick, who won last Sunday’s race at Bristol, comes into the Pure Michigan 400 with a lead of 27 points over Brad Keselowski and 70 over Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch.

Check out the results from Friday’s lone practice here.


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