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Kenseth leads Sprint Cup practice at Indy

July 25, 2014, Staff report,

No. 20 posts fastest lap as search for first win continues

RELATED: Practice results

Matt Kenseth led the opening session of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kenseth, who has yet to win this season, posted a top speed of 186.285 mph on his first lap at the famed Brickyard's 2.5-mile track.

Clint Bowyer finished second with a speed of 186.070 mph, followed by Brad Keselowski (185.939 mph), Jimmie Johnson (185.647 mph) and Kyle Larson (185.445 mph) to round out the top five.

The rest of the top 10 included Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose and Kevin Harvick.

Defending race champion Ryan Newman was 12th with a speed of 183.587 mph. Fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart was 11th at 183.793 mph.

This was the only session of Sprint Cup practice scheduled for Friday. Cup final practice is slated for Saturday morning at 9 (ESPN2), with Coors Light Pole Qualifying set for 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday (ESPN2).

It all leads up to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET running of the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard (ESPN).


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