Keselowski Fastest in Final Darlington Cup Practice

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Brad Keselowski topped the chart in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Darlington Raceway.

The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.157 and a speed of 174.649 mph. Kurt Busch was second in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.257 and a speed of 174.031 mph. Jimmie Johnson was third in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 28.259 and a speed of 174.019 mph. Kasey Kahne was fourth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet with a time of 28.318 and a speed of 28.318 and a speed of 173.656 mph. Paul Menard rounded out the top-five in his No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a time of 28.351 and a speed of 173.454 mph.

Greg Biffle was sixth in his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Carl Edwards was seventh in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was eighth in his No. 17 RFR Ford. Denny Hamlin was ninth in his No. 11 JGR Toyota. Trevor Bayne rounded out the top-10 in his No. 6 RFR Ford.

Biffle posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average at a speed of 170.536 mph. Martin Truex Jr., whose fastest single lap was 15th fastest, was second at an average speed of 170.449 mph.


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Tucker White
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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