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Bubba Wallace fastest in rain-shortened Daytona 500 practice

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Bubba Wallace topped the speed chart in Saturday’s second Daytona 500 practice session with a top speed of 195.020 mph.

The session, scheduled to run for 50 minutes, was shortened to roughly 25 minutes due to rain.

Ty Dillon followed Wallace with a speed of 195.008 mph. The two drivers ran near each other during the session.

The top five was completed by David Ragan (194.940 mph), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (194.574) and Paul Menard (193.586).

There were no incidents in the session.

Martin Truex Jr. was fastest in the day’s first Daytona 500 practice session.

Teams will be back in action Sunday at 12:10 p.m. ET for Daytona 500 pole qualifying. That is followed by the Advance Auto Parts Clash at 3 p.m.

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Martin Truex Jr. leads first Daytona 500 practice

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Martin Truex Jr. posted the top speed in the first practice session for the Daytona 500.

Truex led a Joe Gibbs Racing sweep of the top three spots with a speed of 195.920 mph.

He was followed by Kyle Busch (195.852 mph) and Erik Jones (195.793).

The top five was completed by Tyler Reddick (194.095), who was taking part in his first Cup practice session, and Ty Dillon (194.032).

There were no incidents in the session.

Today’s second and final Daytona 500 practice session is scheduled to run from 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. ET.

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Joey Logano tops Saturday’s first Cup practice

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Championship 4 driver Joey Logano claimed the top speed in Saturday’s early Cup practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Team Penske driver posted a speed of 169.609 mph around the 1.5-mile track. Logano was the only member of the Championship 4 in the top five.

Martin Truex Jr. was ninth (166.718 mph), Kyle Busch was 23rd (164.489) and Kevin Harvick was 28th (163.552).

The top five was completed by Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Erik Jones.

Logano had the best 10-lap average at 163.995 mph.

Hamlin recorded the most laps overall at 46. Truex recorded the most of the Championship 4 with 43 laps.

Final practice is scheduled for 2 – 2:50 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Kevin Harvick tops Saturday’s first Cup practice in Phoenix

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Kevin Harvick was fastest in Saturday’s first of two Cup practice sessions at ISM Raceway.

Harvick, who is the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC), posted a top speed of 134.710 mph around the 1-mile track. He recorded 27 laps in the session.

The top five was completed by Kyle Larson (134.680 mph), Brad Keselowski (134.479), Kyle Busch (134.273) and Ryan Blaney (134.238).

Larson has the best 10-lap average at 133.862 mph.

Kurt Busch, who was 15th fastest, recorded the most laps with 50.

The session was briefly stopped for a Tanner Berryhill spin.

The final 10 minutes of the session were devoted to restart practice.

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Aric Almirola fastest in Saturday’s first Cup practice

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Aric Almirola posted the fastest speed in Saturday’s first Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway, recording a speed of 193.854 mph.

He was followed by Kyle Busch (193.805 mph), Clint Bowyer (193.771), Brad Keselowski (193.555) and Denny Hamlin (193.403).

Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney was 13th fastest.

Kevin Harvick had the best 10-lap average at 192.022 mph.

JJ Yeley got into the wall and suffered minor damage in the session.

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