Kasey Kahne squeezes past Dale Earnhardt Jr. for fastest in Friday Sprint Cup practice at Bristol

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Kasey Kahne nipped Dale Earnhardt Jr. for bragging rights of being the fastest in the lone Sprint Cup practice session Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kahne’s best lap was 128.168 mph, while Earnhardt went 128.159 mph.

Qualifying will take place at 4:45 pm ET today.

There will be two more practice sessions for the Cup drivers on Saturday at the .533-mile bullring. The Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes will take place Sunday at 1 pm ET.

Here’s how Friday’s practice session played out:

1 Kasey Kahne … 128.168 mph … 38 laps

2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 128.159 … 52 laps

3 Brad Keselowski … 127.971 … 41 laps

4 Carl Edwards … 127.554 … 36 laps

5 David Ragan … 127.546 … 44 laps

6 Justin Allgaier … 127.503 … 43 laps

7 Joey Logano … 127.495 … 33 laps

8 Ryan Newman … 127.495 … 45 laps

9 Jamie McMurray … 127.410 … 33 laps

10 Austin Dillon … 127.385 … 46 laps

11 Michael McDowell … 127.385 … 27 laps

12 Kevin Harvick … 127.292 … 29 laps

13 Jeff Gordon … 127.165 … 33 laps

14 Kyle Larson … 127.031 … 45 laps

15 Matt Kenseth … 126.980 … 42 laps

16 Kurt Busch … 126.938 … 29 laps

17 Greg Biffle … 128.829 … 35 laps

18 Paul Menard … 126.745 … 51 laps

19 AJ Allmendinger … 126.695 … 38 laps

20 Landon Cassill … 126.695 … 43 laps

21 Martin Truex Jr. … 126.537 … 36 laps

22 Denny Hamlin … 126.537 … 30 laps

23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 126.528 … 34 laps

24 Alex Bowman … 126.478 … 21 laps

25 Clint Bowyer … 126.395 … 27 laps

26 Brett Moffitt … 126.303 … 57 laps

27 Michael Annett … 126.278 … 60 laps

28 Jeb Burton … 126.270 … 36 laps

29 Aric Almirola … 126.121 … 38 laps

30 Josh Wise … 126.088 … 19 laps

31 Matt DiBenedetto … 126.030 … 14 laps

32 David Gilliland … 125.922 … 38 laps

33 Jimmie Johnson … 125.889 … 20 laps

34 Sam Hornish Jr. … 125.881 … 41 laps

35 Tony Stewart … 125.650 … 65 laps

36 Casey Mears … 125.559 … 47 laps

37 Trevor Bayne … 125.412 … 34 laps

38 Danica Patrick … 125.363 … 53 laps

39 Chris Buescher … 125.264 … 41 laps

40 Mike Bliss … 124.768 … 22 laps

41 Cole Whitt … 124.703 … 24 laps

42 JJ Yeley … 124.210 … 24 laps

43 Ron Hornaday Jr. … 123.698 … 23 laps

44 Alex Kennedy … 123.650 … 59 laps

45 Brendan Gaughan … 122.835 … 17 laps


Best 10 Consecutive Laps

1 Brad Keselowski … 123.670 mph

2 Kyle Larson … 123.243

3 Justin Allgaier … 123.107

4 Aric Almirola … 123.040

5 Paul Menard … 122.879

6 David Ragan … 122.801

7 Brett Moffitt … 122.555

8 Jeff Gordon … 122.536

9 Austin Dillon … 122.471

10 David Gilliland … 122.197

11 Jamie McMurray … 121.994

12 Kasey Kahne … 121.906

13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 121.861

14 Michael Annett … 121.641

15 Tony Stewart … 121.318

16 Trevor Bayne … 120.825

17 Alex Kennedy … 119.708

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