Kyle Larson fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Martinsville

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Kyle Larson was fastest in the final Sprint Cup practice Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

Larson covered the .526-mile paperclip short track, the oldest in the Sprint Cup Series, at a speed of 96.088 mph.

Tony Stewart was second-fastest (96.019 mph), followed by Paul Menard (95.845), David Ragan (95.781) and Kyle Busch (95.748).

The younger Busch brother was the fastest of the eight remaining Chase drivers. Other Chase drivers and their position and speed were: Joey Logano, eighth (95.622); Kevin Harvick, 10th (95.603); Kurt Busch, 12th (95.501); Matt Kenseth, 15th (95.468); Denny Hamlin, 16th (95.371); Jimmie Johnson, 20th (95.261) and Carl Edwards, 27th (95.013).

The Goody’s Fast Relief 500 will be held Sunday at 12:30 pm ET. The race will be the first of the three-race “Round of 8” semifinals of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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