Kyle Busch Fastest in Final Practice

Kyle Busch topped the chart in the final Sprint Cup Series practice at Pocono Raceway.

The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the final practice session in preparation for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 with a time of 50.876 and a speed of 176.901 mph. Kurt Busch was second in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 50.905 and a speed of 176.800 mph. Jimmie Johnson was third in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 50.931 and a speed of 176.710 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was fourth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota with a time of 51.052 and a speed of 176.291 mph. Kevin Harvick, who is currently the series points leader, rounded out the top-five in his No. 4 SHR Chevrolet with a time of 51.100 and a speed of 176.125 mph.

Brad Keselowski, the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race, was sixth in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Joey Logano was seventh in his No. 22 Ford. Matt Kenseth was eighth in his No. 20 JGR Toyota  followed by Ryan Blaney in ninth driving his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford. AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top-10 in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet.

Kyle Busch posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 175.024 mph. Harvick was second at an average speed of 174.549 mph. Kurt Busch was third at an average speed of 174.375 mph.


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Tucker White
My name is Tucker White. I'm currently majoring in journalism at the University of Tennessee. I started getting into NASCAR around 1998 and started following the sport full-time in 2001. I live and breathe everything related to NASCAR. I also have a burning passion for all things auto racing. I've been following Formula 1 since 2011 and am slowing getting into IndyCar. I do my best to keep up with the World Endurance Championship. But at the end of the day, NASCAR is my primary beat. Being both a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a student at UT, I'm naturally a die-hard Tennessee Volunteers fan. Especially when it comes to Tennessee Volunteers football. While I'll never stop being one, it can be the most heart-wrenching thing ever. Since 2005, this team has delivered more than its fair share of heartbreaking moments and inhuman frustration. I've stuck with the Vols from the best of times - 1998 National Champions - to the worst of times - 2005 to present - because I know that it'll make it all so worth it when the mighty Vols finally return to the top of the college football landscape. In the last few years, I started to really get into baseball. This past season, I decided to pledge my sporting allegiance to the Atlanta Braves. It didn't turn out too well as they finished 67-95 and finished fourth in the NL East. I do see great potential with the young roster and they might be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.

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