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Jimmie Johnson fastest in final Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway

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Jimmie Johnson was fastest in an abbreviated final practice for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

A seven-time winner at the track, Johnson posted a top speed of 198.143 mph. The session ran for 25 minutes after being delayed more than a half hour due to rain.

Johnson was followed by Kevin Harvick (197.984), Daniel Suarez (197.780), Kurt Busch (197.759) and Martin Truex Jr. (197.614).

Kyle Larson, who was sixth on the speed chart, recorded the most laps (30).

Harvick recorded the best 10-lap average at 196.904 mph.

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Kyle Busch tops final Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

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Kyle Busch was fastest in the final Cup practice for Sunday’s race at Auto Cub Speedway.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a top speed of 185.668 mph.

Busch was followed by the pole-sitter for race, Martin Truex Jr. (185.319).

“We feel OK about it, obviously I’d like to feel a titch better,” Busch told Fox Sports 1. “We kind of slowed up a little bit as the practice went along. I know everybody did but it felt like a couple of guys got closer to us as it went along. We were really good firing off there.”

The top five was completed by Jimmie Johnson (184.525), Kevin Harvick (184.308) and Brad Keselowski (184.280).

Harvick, fastest in the first two practice sessions for the Auto Club 400, will seek his fourth consecutive Cup win tomorrow. He had the best 10-lap average at 180.161 mph.

Busch recorded the most laps in the session with 45.

There were no accidents in the session. Kyle Larson did cut a tire, but his No. 42 Chevrolet was not damaged.

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Kevin Harvick fastest in final Cup practice at ISM Raceway

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Kevin Harvick posted the top speed in the final practice session for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

The eight-time winner at the track in Avondale, Arizona, topped the speed chart at 134.544 mph. He was also fastest in Saturday’s first practice session.

Harvick had the best 10-lap average at 133.612 mph.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver is attempting to win his third straight Cup race.

Harvick led Jamie McMurray (134.504), Martin Truex Jr. (134.454), Aric Almirola (134.213) and Alex Bowman (134.193).

Joey Logano recorded the most laps in the session with 67. He was 18th on the speed chart.

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Ryan Newman fastest in final Cup practice at Atlanta

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Ryan Newman topped the speed chart in the final practice session for Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman, who will start second in the race, posted a top speed of 184.868 mph around the 1.54-mile track.

He was followed by Martin Truex Jr. (184.597), Paul Menard (184.566), Denny Hamlin (183.564) and Joey Logano (183.303).

“I feel like we’ve got a good car,” Newman said. “I think for sure a top-10 car, maybe a top-five car, but the Liberty National Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was good off the truck and with this whole one Happy Hour it kind of changes things a little bit in how you approach it. Just look forward to the race whenever we get to it, whenever Mother Nature allows us and feel like we will be plenty competitive, just got to put it all together.”

Logano recorded the most laps in the session with 74.

Pole-sitter Kyle Busch was 15th fastest at 180.369 mph.

Hamlin had the best 10-lap average at 176.557 mph. Busch was second at 175.704 mph.

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.

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Darrell Wallace Jr. fastest in final Daytona 500 practice

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Darrell Wallace Jr. topped the final Cup Series practice session for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

The driver of Richard Petty Motorsport’s No. 43 Chevrolet led the session with a top speed of 196.954 mph.

Wallace will start his first Daytona 500 from seventh.

“We all know that means absolutely nothing, but it feels good,” Wallace said.  I didn’t know we were top of the board there. We were stuck in the back of the pack for a little bit there.  Started making moves late and the pack split up and we started doing pit road runs and the next thing you know we are on top of the board.  I’m like – cool!  I even missed pit road opening looking at the pylon.  That gives us a lot of confidence especially going into this week.  A lot of stories, a lot of headlines being talked about.  To win something is good.”

Wallace was followed by Daniel Suarez (196.528), Ryan Newman (196.464), rookie William Byron (196.382) and Jimmie Johnson (196.382).

Trevor Bayne recorded the most laps in the session with 18.

Only 25 cars made a lap in the session.

Suarez was the only Toyota driver to participate in the session.

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