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Saturday's Sprint Cup Series practice recaps

May 31, 2014, Staff report,

Keselowski fast in both sessions; Johnson leads final practice

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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.

Polesitter Brad Keselowski ended his outstanding day by finishing second in final practice at 158.270 mph in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Keselowski led the opening 50-minute session.

Ryan Newman (158.263 mph), Denny Hamlin (158.193 mph) and Kevin Harvick (157.798 mph) completed the top five.

AJ Allmendinger was sixth in final practice with a speed of 157.398 mph, followed by Carl Edwards (157.356 mph), Brian Vickers (157.350 mph), Paul Menard (157.212 mph) and Kyle Larson (157.150 mph).

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.

Carl Edwards was third in his No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford (158.856 mph), followed by the No. 55 Toyota of Brian Vickers at 158.716 mph and the No. 20 Toyota of Matt Kenseth at 158.513 mph.

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).

Kyle Busch, who qualified second for Sunday's race, finished practice in 22nd. Joey Logano, Keselowski's Team Penske teammate who will come off the grid third in the race, was 17th.