Saturday's Sprint Cup Series practice recaps
May 31, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Sprint Cup Series Final Practice | Results
Gunning for his sixth Dover win in the past 11 races, Jimmie Johnson heads into Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks (1 p.m. ET, FOX) with the designation of being the fastest car in final practice.
Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet turned its first lap of Saturday's 50-minute session at a speed of 158.863 mph, good to place 'Six-Time' atop the leaderboard. Johnson will come off the grid fourth Sunday at the Monster Mile.
Sprint Cup Series Practice 2 | Results
The weather was sunnier and the track felt different, but the fastest cars at Dover International Speedway remained the same -- starting at the very top.
Brad Keselowski led Saturday morning's opening 50-minute practice session less than 24 hours after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks (1 p.m. ET, FOX).
His speed of 159.702 mph was significantly slower than his top qualifying lap Friday (164.444 mph), but it was still fast enough to top all other cars at the 1-mile concrete track.
Kevin Harvick, who qualified eighth Friday, was second in Saturday's first session. He turned a lap at 159.341 mph in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
Rounding out the top 10 was Dale Earnhardt Jr. (158.416 mph), Clint Bowyer (158.339 mph), Marcos Ambrose (158.304 mph), Jimmie Johnson (158.242 mph) -- who narrowly avoided brushing the wall in Turn 4 on one lap -- and Tony Stewart (157.971 mph).