Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Indianapolis


Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick took advantage of the closing minutes of the third and final Sprint Cup practice Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

As a result, the two Stewart-Haas Racing teammates ended the final practice 1-2 on the speed chart.

Busch topped the field with a speed of 181.987 mph, while Harvick was not far behind at 181.763 mph.

Kyle Larson, who had held the top speed for much of the session until Busch and Harvick passed him, wound up as third-fastest at 181.357 mph.

Jimmie Johnson, who struggled in the first practice session in the morning, came back to end up as the fourth-fastest driver at 180.697 mph.

Martin Truex Jr. was fifth-fastest at 180.672 mph.

The Sprint Cup cars will be back on track Saturday but just for qualifying for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.

Here’s how the weekend’s final practice played out:

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