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Keselowski tops final practice in Kentucky

June 27, 2014, Staff report,

Team Penske driver edges Kenseth, Larson in final Sprint Cup prep

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Brad Keselowski made the most of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice Friday afternoon, topping the leaderboard at Kentucky Speedway.


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Keselowski, a former Sprint Cup winner and two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series winner at Kentucky, secured a fast lap of 183.101 mph on the bumpy 1.5-mile track in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford and was also second-fastest in the series' opening practice. In the second session, Keselowski was just ahead of defending race winner Matt Kenseth, winless thus far in 2014, who ran 182.309 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota.

Kyle Larson made a solid first impression at the 1.5-mile track, placing first in Friday's first practice and third-best in final practice in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevy. He'll make his first Sprint Cup start at Kentucky in Saturday night's Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT).

Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano completed the top five in final practice. Jamie McMurray and Tony Stewart rounded out the top five in the opening, 90-minute session.

Kasey Kahne temporarily halted the 80-minute final session early on with a long slide through Turn 4. He continued without any contact and was 15th-fastest in final practice. The same fate befell Landon Cassill, who avoided the wall in a solo spin out of Turn 2 at the 31-minute mark of final practice.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying for Sprint Cup drivers is scheduled at 5:40 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1).


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