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Logano, Jones lead Bristol practice sessions

Joey Logano led the way in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, pushing his No. 22 Team Penske Ford around the track at 128.830 mph.

RELATED: Final practice results

The practice was the final one in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Jimmie Johnson was second-fastest, turning his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around the track at 128.571 mph. Austin Dillon in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet (128.563 mph), Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford (128.477 mph) and Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (128.185 mph) completed the top five.

The 50-minute session included a few mishaps, but no significant damage to any car.

Polesitter Chase Elliott scraped the right side of his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the wall about five minutes into the session, and his crew quickly worked to repair the damage; he was back on the track 13 minutes later. His lap of 127.529 mph was 16th-fastest in the session.

WATCH: Elliott scrapes wall

Kyle Larson also scraped the right side of  his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet about 39 minutes into the practice, but continued turning laps.

Ryan Preece’s No. 47 Chevrolet began smoking with about 10 minutes left in the session, and his crew worked to assess damage. FOX reported that Preece will have to go to a backup car because of damage from a blown tire.

 

EARLY PRACTICE

Erik Jones topped the leaderboard for Saturday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway after wheeling his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around the track at 129.903 mph.

Jones was one of three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the top five for the second practice session in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m., FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

RELATED: Practice results

Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 JGR Toyota was second-fastest in the session (129.850 mph) while Kyle Busch was fifth in the No. 18 JGR Toyota (129.186 mph)

Daniel Suarez was third-fastest in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford (129.482 mph) while Joey Logano was fourth in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford (129.195 mph).

The caution came out once in the 55-minute session, with about 23 minutes remaining, for debris.

Additional PJ-1 traction compound was applied to the track before the practice session.