Sprint Cup Practice 1 results for Southern 500 at Darlington
Jimmie Johnson was the quickest in Saturday's first practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ahead of Sunday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Johnson had a best lap of 176.025 miles per hour in his No. 48 throwback Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
Denny Hamlin finished second in the session with a lap of 175.060 mph. Rookie Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.
After qualifying was cancelled due to the cancellation of Friday track activity because of Hurricane Hermine, the Sprint Cup field will lineup by owner's points on Sunday night.
Final practice for the Cup Series begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.
For complete results from Practice 1, see below.