Hamlin Fastest in Final Practice

by Tucker White On Sat, Apr. 16, 2016

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BRISTOL, Tenn.– Denny Hamlin topped the chart in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 15.213 and a speed of 126.129 mph. Chase Elliott was second in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 15.250 and a speed of 125.823 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was third in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 15.259 and a speed of 125.749 mph. Carl Edwards was fourth in his No. 19 JGR Toyota with a time of 15.266 and a speed of 125.691 mph. Kyle Busch rounded out the top-five in his No. 18 JGR Toyota with a time of 15.302 and a speed of 125.395 mph.

Jimmie Johnson will start sixth in his No. 48 HMS Chevrolet. Kevin Harvick will start seventh in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Kyle Larson will start eighth in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne will start ninth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet. Matt Kenseth rounded out the top-10 in his No. 20 JGR Toyota.

Larson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 124.657 mph. Busch was second at an average speed of 124.561 mph.

All that remains for the Sprint Cup Series is to run the Food City 500 tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. ET.

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