Truex again fastest in final Sprint Cup practice

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JOLIET, Ill. – As temperatures began to drop Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. became even hotter in the final practice for Sunday’s opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the 400.

Truex was fastest in Happy Hour practice with a speed of 184.849 mph. He also captured the first practice session earlier in the day with a speed of 183.312 mph.

Right behind Truex in the final practice was second-fastest Brad Keselowski (183.986 mph), followed by Matt Kenseth (183.949), Carl Edwards (183.799) and Kyle Larson (183.723).

Sixth through 10th fastest were Jimmie Johnson (183.692), Denny Hamlin (183.624), Paul Menard (183.051), Austin Dillon (183.020) and Ryan Newman (183.001).

Here’s how the final Sprint Cup practice session played out:

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