SONOMA, Calif. — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse set the pace Friday in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice for Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway.
Stenhouse posted a lap of 1 minute, 18.243 seconds around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course for an average speed of 91.561 mph in the final practice.
He also led the first practice with a quick lap of 1:18.916 (90.780). Stenhouse is one of five Sprint Cup drivers in the field for the event, which is part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.
Fellow Sprint Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Justin Allgaier were second and third in practice. Larson, who also spun during practice but did not have any damage, posted a lap of 1:18.380 (91.401). Allgaier’s top lap was 18.474 (91.291).
Brandon McReynolds was the fastest K&N Pro West regular with a lap of 1:18.730 (90.995).
David Mayhew was fifth quickest, followed by Cole Custer, Dylan Lupton, Greg Pursley, Austin Cameron, and Jim Inglebright.
Qualifying for the Carneros 200 is slated for 9 a.m. PT Saturday, with the green flag for the race scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
The Sprint Cup’s Toyota-Save Mart 350 is Sunday at noon.