DARLINGTON, S.C. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had the fastest lap in Friday’s final Cup practice at Darlington Raceway.
Aric Almirola will go to a backup car and start at the rear of the field in Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN) after he hit the wall in this session.
“They say bad things come in three,” Almirola told NBCSN. “I wrecked at Michigan. I wrecked at Bristol. I wrecked here. Hopefully it’s over.”
Joey Logano ran the most laps in the session with 61.
Cup qualifying will be at 2:05 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN.