Stewart-Haas Racing sweeps top three spots in Cup practice

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Kevin Harvick led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep of the top three spots in Friday’s Cup practice session for Sunday’s Auto Club 400.

Harvick, who seeks his fourth consecutive Cup win, topped the chart with a speed of 189.066 mph.

He was followed by Clint Bowyer (188.211 mph) and Aric Almirola (187.936).

Ryan Newman (187.798) and defending race winner Kyle Larson (187.744) completed the top five.

David Ragan recorded the most laps in the session with 17. He was 30th on the speed chart.

Denny Hamlin (181.278) and Ragan (177.070) were the only drivers to make 10-lap runs.

The session was slowed by one accident when Daniel Suarez got into the wall early. He will go to a backup car.

Click here for the practice report.