Denny Hamlin topped the chart in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Michigan International Speedway.
The driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 36.386 and a speed of 197.878 mph. Chase Elliott was second in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 36.403 and a speed of 197.786 mph. Jimmie Johnson was third in his No. 48 HMS Chevrolet with a time of 36.420 and a speed of 197.694 mph. Kasey Kahne was fourth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet with a time of 36.464 and a speed of 197.455 mph. Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford with a time of 36.472 and a speed of 197.412 mph.
Kurt Busch was sixth in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Joey Logano was seventh in his No. 22 Penske Ford. Kyle Larson was eighth in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Carl Edwards was ninth in his No. 19 JGR Toyota. Alex Bowman rounded out the top-10 in his No. 88 HMS Chevrolet.
Larson posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 196.346 mph. Elliott was second at an average speed of 196.015 mph. Johnson was third at an average speed of 195.995 mph.
During the session, Hamlin got loose exiting turn 4 and his car went nose-first through the frontstretch grass. He suffered minor damage to the left front-end of his car. Whether they chose to repair the damage or go to a backup car was unknown at the time of this piece’s publishing.
The session was shortened by lightning in the area.