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Erik Jones fastest in Saturday’s first Cup practice at Bristol

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Erik Jones topped the speed chart in the first of two Cup practice sessions Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a top speed of 129.903 mph around the half-mile track.

He was followed in the top five by Denny Hamlin (129.850 mph), Daniel Suarez (129.482), Joey Logano (129.195) and Kyle Busch (129.186).

The top 10 was completed by: Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney,

Pole-sitter Chase Elliott was 13th on the chart.

William Byron recorded the most laps in the session with 110

Harvick had the best 10-lap average at 128.492 mph.

The session was stopped once for debris on the track.

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Saturday’s first Cup practice cancelled due to rain

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Saturday’s first scheduled Cup Series practice session has been cancelled due to rain at Texas Motor Speedway.

Final Cup practice is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET.

That session will be held after Xfinity Series qualifying at 10 a.m. ET.

 

Jimmie Johnson tops first Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway

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Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman were fastest in the first Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.

Johnson posted a top speed of 189.747 mph around the 1.5-mile track while Bowman followed at 188.363 mph.

In third was Joey Logano (188.180 mph)

William Byron was fourth (188.180), giving Hendrick Motorsports three cars in the top five.

Brad Keselowski completed the top five (188.147).

The session was stopped early on for fluid on the track from Reed Sorenson‘s No. 27 Chevrolet.

No driver recorded more than 11 laps in the session.

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Kevin Harvick leads Saturday’s first Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

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Kevin Harvick posted the fastest speed in the first of two Cup practice sessions Saturday at Auto Club Speedway.

Harvick had a speed of 175.867 mph around the 2-mile track. He recorded 22 laps in the session.

Harvick was followed by Kyle Busch (175.773 mph), Brad Keselowski (175.644), Martin Truex Jr. (175.550) and Daniel Hemric (175.550).

Austin Dillon, the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race, was ninth on the speed chart (174.919).

Keselowski had the best 10-lap average at 173.219 mph.

Busch and Hemric each recorded the most laps in the session with 37.

There were no incidents in the session. Kyle Larson did make slight contact with the wall late, but suffered no serious damage.

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Chris Buescher fastest in Saturday’s first Cup practice in Phoenix

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Chris Buescher was fastest in Saturday’s first Cup practice session at ISM Raceway, posting a top speed of 137.973 mph around the 1-mile track.

He recorded 28 laps in the session.

“Phoenix is a tough place for me, so I can’t thank this team enough for putting in the work to come here and unload with something that’s been fast,” Buescher told Fox Sports 1. “We’ve got speed in this thing. The long run is showing pretty good as well. Got to make it last a little bit longer. We’re hitting our 10th lap and starting to tail off more than we want to.”

The JTG Daugherty Racing¬†driver will start 22nd in Sunday’s race. His teammate, rookie Ryan Preece, was 31st fastest in the session at 134.933 mph.

The top five in the session was completed by pole-sitter Ryan Blaney (137.915 mph), Brad Keselowski (137.646), Kyle Larson (137.615) and Kyle Busch (137.594).

Busch had the best 10-lap average at 137.026 mph.

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