Hendrick cars lead into Martinsville qualifying

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Hendrick cars lead into Martinsville qualifying

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Hendrick cars lead into Martinsville qualifying

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Three of the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers topped the leaderboard in final Cup Series practice Saturday afternoon at Martinsville.

Chase Elliott was fastest with a lap of 97.543 mph (19.413 seconds) with Alex Bowman second at 96.627 mph. Jimmie Johnson, who has nine wins at Martinsville, was third fastest with a lap of 96.612 mph.

Completing the top five was Austin Dillon at 96.548 mph and Paul Menard at 96.538 mph.

Rounding out the top 10 were Ty Dillon at 96.470 mph, Daniel Hemric at 96.465 mph, Kevin Harvick at 96.371 mph, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 96.063 mph, and Erik Jones at 95.840 mph.

Denny Hamlin (15th fastest) ran the most laps in the session at 93.

There was one accident in practice as Cody Ware crashed at the end of the session.

UP NEXT: Qualifying at 5:10 p.m. ET.

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