RICHMOND, Va. – Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. paced the opening Cup practice Friday at Richmond Raceway, each posting a lap of 120.897 mph.
They were followed by Kyle Busch at 120.423 mph, as Toyotas took the top three spots. Kyle Larson was fourth at 120.401 mph and followed by Brad Keselowski (120.380 mph).
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who needs a win to make the playoffs, was next at 120.032 mph. Last weekend’s Southern 500 winner, Denny Hamlin, was next at 120.011 mph. Rookie Erik Jones, who will be penalized 60 minutes of practice in the final session, was next at 119.936 mph.
There were no incidents in the 55-minute session.
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