Ryan Newman fastest in final practice for the Southern 500

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Ryan Newman turned the fastest lap (171.698 mph) in the final practice Friday for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Chase Elliott (171.512) and Jimmie Johnson (171.023) made it a sweep of the top three for Chevrolets. Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.

Matt Kenseth was sixth, followed by Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman.

Click here for the fastest speeds in the final practice at Darlington Raceway.