Jimmie Johnson leads way in final NASCAR Sprint Cup practice

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Jimmie Johnson completed his sweep of both NASCAR Sprint Cup practice sessions Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon didn’t have as good of fortune.

Gordon, who was to have started on the pole, will go to the rear of the field Sunday after going to a backup car. He made the move after his primary car was damaged in the final moments of the session after Danica Patrick spun.

David Ragan, driving for the injured Kyle Busch, hit the Turn 2 wall late in the session and his Joe Gibbs Racing team rolled out a backup car.

1 – Jimmie Johnson … 187.637 mph … 47 laps

2 – Joey Logano … 186.916 … 33 laps

3 – Casey Mears … 196.458 … 28 laps

4 – Martin Truex Jr. … 186.438 … 27 laps

5 – Kevin Harvick … 186.342 … 42 laps

6 – Brian Vickers … 185.842 … 39 laps

7 – Matt Kenseth … 185.816 … 36 laps

8 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 185.765 … 32 laps

9 – Brad Keselowski … 185.605 … 44 laps

10 – Austin Dillon … 185.561 … 26 laps

11 – Clint Bowyer … 185.370 … 33 laps

12 – AJ Allmendinger … 185.338 … 32 laps

13 – Ryan Newman … 185.319 … 33 laps

14 – Jeff Gordon … 185.306 … 39 laps

15 – Kasey Kahne … 185.153 … 38 laps

16 – Denny Hamlin … 185.065 … 44 laps

17 – Kyle Larson … 185.046 … 43 laps

18 – Greg Biffle … 184.919 …35 laps

19 – Aric Almirola … 184.919 … 19 laps

20 – Tony Stewart … 184.628 … 40 laps

21 – Carl Edwards … 184.622 … 33 laps

22 – David Ragan … 184.281 … 30 laps

23 – Paul Menard … 184.168 … 35 laps

24 – Michael Annett … 184.005 … 22 laps

25 – Brian Scott … 183.711 … 44 laps

26 – Jamie McMurray … 183.418 … 36 laps

27 – Sam Hornish Jr. … 183.405 … 40 laps

28 – Ryan Blaney … 183.299 … 24 laps

29 – Alex Bowman … 183.175 … 22 laps

30 – Justin Allgaier … 183.138 … 25 laps

31 – Danica Patrick … 182.624 … 25 laps

32 – Regan Smith … 182.624 … 33 laps

33 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 182.100 … 24 laps

34 – David Gilliland … 182.094 … 16 laps

35 – Trevor Bayne … 182.082 … 28 laps

36 – Brett Moffitt … 181.178 … 27 laps

37 – Michael McDowell … 180.578 … 37 laps

38 – Jeb Burton … 179.916 … 16 laps

39 – Landon Cassill … 179.587 … 27 laps

40 – Cole Whitt … 179.533 … 14 laps

41 – JJ Yeley … 179.027 … 29 laps

42 – Josh Wise … 178.843 … 22 laps

43 – Brendan Gaughan … 176.974 … 18 laps

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average

1 – Kyle Larson … 184.215

2 – Jimmie Johnson … 183.876

3 – Martin Truex Jr. … 183.835

4 – Kasey Kahne … 182.896

5 – Kevin Harvick … 182.621

6 – Tony Stewart … 182.365

7 – Jeff Gordon … 182.284

8 – Brian Vickers … 182.257

9 – AJ Allmendinger … 181.934

10 – Brian Scott … 181.847

11 – Denny Hamlin … 181.840

12 – Joey Logano … 181.838

13 – Matt Kenseth … 181.745

14 – Jamie McMurray … 180.781

15 – Regan Smith … 180.755

16 – Justin Allgaier .. 180.538

17 – Alex Bowman … 180.367

18 – Austin Dillon … 180.172

19 – Paul Menard … 179.938

20 – Brad Keselowski … 179.794

21 – Greg Biffle … 178.868

22 – Trevor Bayne … 178.184

23 – Danica Patrick … 178.174

24 – Brett Moffitt … 177.520

25 – Sam Hornish Jr. … 176.928

26 – Michael McDowell … 175.477

27 – Clint Bowyer … 175.297