Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, and Kevin Harvick look to be breaking a bit of a gap on the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup field at this stage in the season, but with about two-thirds of the racing left, it's anyone's game.
Matt Kenseth, for example, has two wins to his credit now, while contenders like Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Greg Biffle can't be counted out this early in the season.
In practice, however, it Joey Logano topping the charts with the quickest lap at 170.175 mph. Brian Vickers and Mark Martin were close behind, but you have to go to fourth before you find one of the names of the early season favorites: Carl Edwards. It's worth noting, however, that Edwards put in only 3 laps to set that time, as opposed to the 10-20 laps taken by much of the rest of the field.
After Edwards the names of the ostensible heavy-hitters don't come back up until much farther down the chart: Johnson in 16th, Havick in 18th, and Kyle Busch way back in 39th. We'll see tomorrow if these numbers mean anything when it comes to qualifying and race position, however.
Other names near the top in practice include Greg Biffle in 6th, David Reutimann in 5th, David Ragan in 8th, Brad Keselowski in 9th, and Jeff Gordon in 10th.