Truex leads final Homestead practice

Truex leads final Homestead practice

Cup Series

Truex leads final Homestead practice

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Martin Truex Jr. didn’t let a wall scrape in the first Saturday practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway slow him down.

After repairs, the No. 78 Toyota rocketed to the top of the speed charts early in the final 50-minute session and stayed there. Truex’s best lap was 171.195 mph. The Furniture Row Racing driver was the best of the Championship 4 contenders.

Completing the top five were Clint Bowyer (169.790 mph), pole-sitter Denny Hamlin (169.774 mph), Erik Jones (169.721 mph) and Ryan Blaney (169.550 mph).

Kyle Busch was sixth fastest at 169.492 mph.

The rest of the 10 were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (169.364 mph), Matt Kenseth (169.242 mph), Kurt Busch (169.051 mph) and rookie Daniel Suarez (168.850 mph). Earnhardt and Kenseth will make their final Monster Energy Series starts Sunday afternoon.

Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick were the two championship contenders outside the top 10. Keselowski was 11th fastest at 168.824 mph while Harvick clocked in 18th at 166.795 mph.

There were no major incidents in the session.

NEXT UP: The Ford EcoBoost 400 at 3 p.m. ET Sunday.

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