Three-time Kentucky winner Brad Keselowski led the final Monster Energy Series practice session at Kentucky Speedway, moving his No. 2 Team Penske Ford to a fast lap of 182.303 mph Friday afternoon.
Keselowski led four Fords in the top five of the leaderboard in the final practice session at the 1.5-mile track in preparation for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Stewart-Haas Racing continued its strong practice showing as Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Ford was second (181.794 mph) and Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Ford was fifth (181.458 mph).
Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was third (181.763 mph), while Ryan Blaney was fourth in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford (181.702 mph).
Defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. was 20th in the session, moving his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around the track at 179.796 mph.
Kurt Busch led the way in Friday’s opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Kentucky Speedway, wheeling his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet around the 1.5-mile track at 183.742 mph.
Busch was just ahead of Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Aric Almirola in the No. 10 Ford (183.542 mph) and Daniel Suarez in the No. 41 Ford (183.101), who were right behind him with second- and third-best practice laps.
Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (182.723 mph) and Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (182.550 mph) rounded out the top five.