Edwards Fastest in Final Sprint Cup Practice at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Carl Edwards topped the chart in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Kentucky Speedway.

The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.808 and a speed of 187.448 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 28.950 and a speed of 186.528 mph. Kyle Larson was third in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.972 and a speed of 186.387 mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fourth in his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 29.018 and a speed of 186.091 mph. Kyle Busch rounded out the top-five in his No. 18 JGR Toyota with a time of 29.034 and a speed of 185.989 mph.

Kevin Harvick was sixth in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Austin Dillon was seventh in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. AJ Allmendinger was eighth in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. Brad Keselowski was ninth in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-10 in his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford.

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Larson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 183.629 mph.

All that remains for the Sprint Cup Series is to run the Quaker State 400 Saturday evening.

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