Joe Gibbs Racing leads way in final Sprint Cup practice at Las Vegas

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Happy Hour for the Sprint Cup Series’ Kobalt 400 concluded with Matt Kenseth owning the fastest speed, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards.

Kenseth recorded 37 laps in the final of three practice sessions that followed an extended test session Thursday. Kenseth’s top speed was 189.460 mph.

Edwards’ speed of 188.851 mph followed his chart-topping speed in the day’s first practice. Edwards is in a backup car after a qualifying accident on Friday. The backup is the car used by Denny Hamlin to win at Chicagoland Speedway last season.

The top five was completed by pole-sitter Kurt Busch, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman.

Kenseth and Busch were part of a four-team Goodyear tire test at Las Vegas in January.

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