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Ryan Newman fastest in second Cup practice in Las Vegas

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Ryan Newman, a non-playoff driver, was fastest in the first of two Cup practice sessions Saturday morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Newman posted a top speed of 183.892 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

The Richard Childress Racing driver was followed by Ryan Blaney (playoffs, 183.268 mph), Aric Almirola (playoffs, 183.194), William Byron (183.107) and Daniel Suarez (182.822).

The top 10 was completed by Erik Jones (playoffs, 182.692), Jimmie Johnson (playoffs, 182.513), Regan Smith (182.476), Paul Menard (182.346) and AJ Allmendinger (182.235).

Clint Bowyer (playoffs) had the best 10-lap average at 181.010 mph.

Byron recorded the most laps in the session with 39.

Final practice is scheduled for 3:30-4:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Truck Series practice report from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Final Practice

Riley Herbst posted the fastest single lap of 176.534 mph in final practice for World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He beat Justin Haley (176.074 mph) by .080 seconds

Matt Crafton was third on the chart with a speed of 176.005 mph.

Myatt Snider (175.947) and Noah Gragson (175.936) rounded out the top five.

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First Practice

The Camping World Truck Series is holding two practice sessions today ahead of Friday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the second stop in the opening round of the playoffs.

Johnny Sauter was fastest in the opening session, posting a top speed of 175.718 mph.

Sauter was followed by Myatt Snider (175.313 mph), Stewart Friesen (175.177), Matt Crafton (174.921) and Austin Hill (174.469).

Crafton and Riley Herbst recorded the most laps in the session with 26.

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Truck Series practice report from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Justin Haley was fastest in the final practice session for the Camping World Truck Series Race in Canada.

Haley posted a top speed of 110.467 mph around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Haley was followed by Todd Gilliland (110.161 mph), John Hunter Nemechek (110.131), Brett Moffitt (109.676) and Stewart Friesen (109.471).

Bo LeMastus recorded the most laps in the session with 23. He was 19th on the chart (104.567).

Qualifying for the Silverado 250 is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.

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First practice

Noah Gragson led the first practice with a top speed of 109.852 mph around the road course.

The top five was completed by Matt Crafton (109.269 mph), Gilliland (109.200), Nemechek (108.849) and Ben Rhodes (108.700).

Myatt Snider recorded the most laps with 12 and was 15th on the speed chart (106.575).

Harrison Burton went off course during the session. He was sixth fastest (108.388).

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Chase Elliott fastest in opening Cup practice

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — With the threat of inclement weather making practice time more critical, Chase Elliott led the opening practice for Saturday night’s Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver turned a 126.645 mph lap in his No. 9 Chevrolet, followed by Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney.

Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 10.

NASCAR announced during the practice that it was moving the start time for Saturday’s race up by one hour.

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Joey Logano fastest in final practice; Chase Elliott rebounds from spin

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano paced the final practice for Sunday’s Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

The Team Penske driver, who won at the 2-mile oval five years ago, was followed by Kyle Busch, Alex Bowman, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson.

Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones and William Byron rounded out the top 10.

Chase Elliott spun early in the session but avoided significant damage to his No. 9 Chevrolet. He returned to the track and posted the 18th-fastest speed in the practice, which was extended by 15 minutes after fog delayed an earlier session.

A list of final speeds will be posted soon.