Edwards Fastest in Third Sprint Cup Practice at Kentucky

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

The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the third practice session with a time of 28.627 and a speed of 188.633 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 28.758 and a speed of 187.774 mph. Kyle Larson was third in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.802 and a speed of 187.487 mph. Kyle Busch was fourth in his No. 18 JGR Toyota with a time of 28.858 and a speed of 187.123 mph. Austin Dillon rounded out the top-five in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.862 and a speed of 187.097 mph.

Denny Hamlin was sixth in his No. 11 JGR Toyota. Matt Kenseth was seventh in his No. 20 JGR Toyota. Jimmie Johnson was eighth in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. AJ Allmendinger was ninth in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. Kurt Busch rounded out the top-10 in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.

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Larson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 185.468 mph. Hamlin was second at an average speed of 184.597 mph.

The Sprint Cup cars are back on track this evening at 6:30 p.m. for final practice.


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