In the first Saturday morning NASCAR Sprint Cup practice, KURT BUSCH/No.78 Furniture Row Chevrolet led the entire fifty-minute session. Points leader/Pole Sitter JIMMIE JOHNSON/No.48 Lowes/Kobalt Chevrolet ran a steady third for the session, and with ten minutes to go, he had the best 10-lap average of 134.768 mph.
Chase Contender MATT KENSETH/No.20 Dollar General Toyota ran eighth for much of the session before finishing ninth.
Other positions remained pretty much static all session. Second was KEVIN HARVICK/No.29 Budweiser Chevrolet. Fourth through seventh were:JEFF GORDON/No.24 Axalta Chevrolet, MARTIN TRUEX Jr/No.56 NAPA Toyota, MARK MARTIN/No.14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet; DALE EARNHARDT Jr/No.88 National Guard Chevrolet, and BRAD KESELOWSKI/No.2 Miller Lite Ford. Tenth was CARL EDWARDS/No.99 Fastenal Ford.
DANICA PATRICK/No.10 GoDaddy Chevrolet was the top Rookie, in twenty-second place.
The session was uneventful.
Saturday morning at the track, AUSTIN DILLON/No.3 AdvoCare Chevrolet and MIKE DAUGHT, Director of Corporate Sponsorship for AdvoCare presented a check for $28,002 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The money was raised by Dillon and his Richard Childress Racing team to help show their support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To promote the cause during the NASCAR Nationwide race weekend at Kansas Speedway, Dillon and the entire RCR team wore special pink outfits, Dillon wore a pink Sparco firesuit and helmet, and his iconic cowboy hat was pink and spangly. He later donated the suit and hats to a charity auction to raise money for Cancer.
Another donating to the Breast Cancer Awareness cause was Chevrolet, from a variety of promotions at October NASCAR and IZOD IndyCar race weekends.
Chevrolet held a special “Making Strides” event Saturday morning at Auto Club Speedway’s IndyCar season’s finale race. Thirty breast cancer survivors and their guests spent the morning taking honest-to-goodness hot laps in specially decked-out Chevrolet Camaros around the two-mile oval with Chevrolet IndyCar racers SIMONA DE SILVESTRO, SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA and ORIOL SERVIA. Afterwards there was a lively Q&A session, with photographs and autographs. Everyone wore special pink shirts for the event. A good time was had by all.