Denny Hamlin leads Saturday morning Cup practice

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HOMESTEAD, Florida — Denny Hamlin posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s Cup practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a lap of 171.130 mph.

Hamlin, who turned 37 on Saturday, was followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (170.681 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (170.020), Kurt Busch (169.545) and Kasey Kahne (168.972).

The only other title contender in the top 10 was Brad Keselowski (167.900) at 10th. Title contender Kyle Busch (167.188) was 16th and title contender Kevin Harvick (167.017) was 17th.

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Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray each scraped the wall in the session, but their teams were able to make repairs.

Hamlin posted the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 165.574 mph. He was followed by Truex (165.186 mph), Keselowski (164.907) and Kyle Busch (164.150).

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