Kevin Harvick was fastest in the final Cup practice session at ISM Raceway Saturday, posting a top speed of 135.125 mph.
Harvick, who won the pole for Sunday’s playoff elimination race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC), swept both of Saturday’s practice sessions.
Harvick also had the best 10-lap average at 134.072 mph.
Jamie McMurray (11th fastest) recorded the most laps with 60.
Paul Menard wrecked in Turn 3 with one minute left in the session. He will go to a backup car.
“The left-rear (tire) was soft,” Menard said. “I got kind of loose off of (Turn) 2 and about the time I started braking I knew I was in trouble. I was trying to spin it so I would back it in and it came all the way around and killed the car. It’s unfortunate.”