Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski fastest in last Cup practice at Kansas

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He may be eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Jimmie Johnson isn’t giving up hopes of finishing this season as competitive as he and his No. 48 team can be.

Johnson was fastest in Saturday’s final Sprint Cup practice in preparation for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Johnson had a field-best speed of 188.983 mph.

Brad Keselowski, who had been No. 1 in the previous two practice sessions (Friday and earlier Saturday), was second-fastest with a speed of 188.930 mph.

Third- through fifth-fastest were Denny Hamlin (188.765), Matt Kenseth (187.944) and Charlotte winner and series points leader Joey Logano (187.715).

Here’s how the final practice session played out:

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