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Austin Dillon fastest in final Cup Series practice

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Final Practice

Austin Dillon shot to the top of the leaderboard during Friday’s final All-Star race practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 179.450 in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Behind him was Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford with a fast lap of 178.560 mph.

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Rounding out the top five was Clint Bowyer in third in his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with a lap of 178.336 mph, Joey Logano in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford at 177.954 and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota with a speed of 177.713 mph.

All-Star teams participated in pit road speed practice sessions in advance of qualifying.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Open Final Practice

Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric finished first in final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Open with a speed of 180.234 mph in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Michael McDowell was right behind him in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford at 179.539 mph.

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Rounding out the top five were Matt Tifft in the No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford (178.998 mph), Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet (178.159 mph), Ty Dillon in the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet (177.690 mph).

These drivers are all participating in the Open with hopes of making it into the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race. Three drivers will make it from stage wins during tomorrow’s race and one will make it by winning the Fan Vote.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Combined Practice 

Aric Almirola topped the leaderboard in Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 181.360 mph in the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

Right behind him was teammate Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at 179.581 mph.

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Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford (178.915 mph), Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (178.778 mph) and Paul Menard in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford (178.696 mph).

Series points leader Joey Logano was the eighth fastest with a speed of 178.518 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

This practice was combined with drivers from both the Open and the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.