Keselowski fastest before crashing in final Charlotte practice

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Keselowski fastest before crashing in final Charlotte practice

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Keselowski fastest before crashing in final Charlotte practice

Add Brad Keselowski to the list of drivers going to a backup car.

Keselowski stuffed his No. 2 Team Penske Ford nose-first into the frontstretch wall when he got out of shape in the chicane. The accident was the only major incident in the 50-minute final practice, enough to send the playoff driver to the rear of the field. Fortunately, Keselowski is already locked into the Round of 12.

Results

Just before the accident, Keselowski had jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 105.596 mph (77.730 seconds).

Rookie William Byron was second fastest at 105.072 mph (78.118s). Filling out the top five were Kyle Larson (104.995 mph; 78.175s), Paul Menard (104.982 mph; 78.185s) and Martin Truex Jr. (104.876 mph; 78.264s).

Pole-sitter Kurt Busch got back on track in final practice after what turned out to be an electrical issue in the morning session. Busch was sixth fastest at 104.786 mph or 1m18.331s.

AJ Allmendinger (104.751 mph; 78.357s), Michael McDowell (104.682 mph; 78.409s), Chase Elliott (104.519 mph; 78.531s) and Ryan Blaney (104.514 mph; 78.535s) round out the top 10.

UP NEXT: Bank of America Roval 400 at 2 p.m. ET Sunday.

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