Kyle Larson fastest in Sprint Unlimited practice

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The first practice session of the Sprint Cup season, for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited, is in the books and it ended with Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne on top of the charts.

Larson navigated the 2.5-mile track for 24 laps and finished with a best speed of 199.344 mph. Kahne followed at 199.159 mph.

Filling out the top five was Larson, Kahne, Denny Hamlin (199.067), Paul Menard (198.979) and Carl Edwards (198.715).

Brian Vickers, who is replacing the injured Tony Stewart during Speedweeks in Daytona, was seventh fastest.

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