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Matt Kenseth leads Toyota parade at halfway point in Martinsville

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Matt Kenseth is the leader at the halfway point in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Kenseth has led 71 laps in the first race of the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

The top 10 after 250 laps is Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr., AJ AllmendingerJoey Logano, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray.

Kurt Busch is the lowest-running Chase driver. He’s the last car on the lead lap in 23rd.

The first caution came out on Lap 23 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun and backed into the wall in Turn 3. Stenhouse was in a backup car after a similar accident in Turn 1 during qualifying. Stenhouse will finish in last.

During the caution, Edwards and Hamlin, two of the remaining eight Chase drivers, were caught speeding. It was Hamlin’s 10th speeding penalty of the season.

The second caution waved on Lap 62 for David Ragan smoking and putting fluid on the track. Ragan had started a season-best 12th.

The third caution, for debris from a Brian Scott accident, came on Lap 133. During it, Chase driver Kevin Harvick was caught speeding. He runs in the top 20.

The fourth caution came out on Lap 201 for an advertising banner coming loose on the backstretch wall.

Kyle Larson fastest in final practice for Coca-Cola 600

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CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson topped the final practice session for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 with a speed at 186.400 mph.

The Cup points leader, Larson will start 39th in the race because his No. 42 Chevrolet didn’t clear inspection in time to qualify.

Ryan Blaney (185.861), Matt Kenseth (185.046), Kurt Busch (184.856) and Erik Jones (184.818) rounded out the top five.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh fastest at 184.433 mph. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was 20th fastest at 182.648 mph.

Jimmie Johnson recorded the most laps in the session with 47.

Jamie McMurray had the best 10-lap average at 180.914 mph.

The session was stopped for a caution once after Brad Keselowski spun exiting Turn 4.

Click here for the full practice report.

Justin Allgaier wins pole for Charlotte Xfinity race

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CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Allgaier won the pole for the Xfinity Series’ Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

With a speed at 182.488 mph, Allgaier earned his fifth Xfinity pole and his first since the March 2013 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Allgaier is joined on the front row by Austin Dillon (181.519).

The top five was completed by Ryan Blaney (181.378), Daniel Hemric (181.324) and Kevin Harvick (181.245).

Christopher Bell will start seventh in his first Xfinity race.

Brad Keselowski and Dakoda Armstrong will start from the rear after not passing inspection in time to qualify.

Click here for full qualifying results.

Ryan Blaney leads second Coke 600 practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Ryan Blaney posted the top speed in the second practice session for the Coca-Cola 600.

Blaney’s No. 21 Ford produced a speed of 188.055 mph Saturday morning around Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The top five was filled out by Erik Jones (187.598 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (187.084), Daniel Suarez (186.838) and Trevor Bayne (186.239).

Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was ninth fastest at 185.567 mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 14th quickest at 185.141 mph.

Kyle Busch recorded the most laps in the session with 48.

Click here for the full practice report.

Eight teams lose 15 minutes of Coke 600 practice for failing pre-qualifying inspection

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CONCORD, N.C. — Eight Cup teams were held 15 minutes during Coca-Cola 600 practice today for failing pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday

Drivers include Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, David Ragan, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Corey LaJoie and Chris Buescher.

Buescher’s team also loses pit selection for Sunday’s race because it failed inspection three times.

Larson and LaJoie’s loss of practice time comes after neither qualified Thuraday because their cars didn’t clear inspection in time.