Kurt Busch, Larson fastest in Dover practice; 23 drivers top track record

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Chevrolets took the top two spots in Friday’s NASCAR Cup practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Kurt Busch was the fastest of the 37 drivers that took to the one-mile concrete oval with a speed of 168.445 mph, which is four mph faster than the track qualifying record of 164.444 mph, set in June 2014 by Brad Keselowski.

A total of 23 drivers eclipsed Keselowski’s track record during Friday’s practice.

Busch’s CGR teammate Kyle Larson was second-fastest at 168.106 mph. Larson and Busch were the only drivers over 168 mph.

Kevin Harvick was the fastest Ford driver and third-fastest overall at 167.950 mph, followed by William Byron’s Chevy (167.645 mph) and Ryan Blaney’s Ford (167.645).

The fastest Toyota driver was Denny Hamlin, who was seventh-fastest at 167.496 mph.

Points leader Kyle Busch was 11th fastest at 166.891 mph. Eleven-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson was 10th fastest at 167.069 mph.

This was the only practice session today. Cup qualifying for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 takes place this afternoon at 3:35 p.m. ET.

Click here for the practice speed chart.

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