Martin Truex Jr. leads final Cup practice at New Hampshire

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LOUDON, New Hampshire — Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final practice after sitting out the first 30 minutes of the 50-minute session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Truex led the way with a lap of 131.647 mph.

He was followed by Kevin Harvick (131.633 mph), Kyle Busch (131.515), Daniel Suarez (131.506) and Kyle Larson (131.497).

After Larson was Ryan Blaney (131.302), Jimmie Johnson (131.121), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (131.112), Denny Hamlin (131.026) and Clint Bowyer (131.008).

Among the cars held during final Cup practice. (Photo: Dustin Long)

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Ryan Blaney had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 130.937 mph. He was followed by Harvick (130.867 mph) and Truex (130.811).

Ty Dillon went to a backup car after contact with the wall during the session.

Joey Logano was among 14 drivers who were penalized practice time. He was the only driver forced to miss the entire session because his car failed to pass qualifying inspection Friday. The team failed to get through four times and never made a qualifying attempt.

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