Kyle Busch roared back from an early spin to record the fastest speed in Friday’s final NASCAR Cup practice at Darlington Raceway.
Busch (173.320 mph) and Kevin Harvick (173.070) were the only drivers to exceed 173 mph.
Denny Hamlin had a good day. Not only did he have the fifth fastest speed (172.632) in the final Cup practice, he also was fastest in both Xfinity Series practices.
In addition to Kyle Busch’s spin, Trevor Bayne scraped the right side of his Ford Fusion in the latter stages of the session. Kyle Larson, who was fastest in the opening practice and was held from the first 30 minutes of the final practice, also suffered right-side damage that required repairs by the team.
Qualifying for Sunday’s main event, the Bojangles’ Southern 500, will take place Saturday.
Click here for full results from Friday’s second practice.