Johnson leads final Dover practice

Johnson leads final Dover practice


Johnson leads final Dover practice


Jimmie Johnson led the way in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Dover with a lap of 161.863 mph (22.241 seconds).

The 11-time Dover winner was fastest ahead of Martin Truex Jr. (161.718 mph), Erik Jones (161.435 mph), Kyle Larson (161.139 mph), and Aric Almirola (160.908 mph).

The 50-minute session was the only track time Cup Series teams had Saturday. Heavy fog and then mist delayed the start of the morning practice before it eventually canceled the session.

Completing the top 10 were Daniel Suarez at 160.865 mph, William Byron at 160.829 mph, Kurt Busch at 160.406 mph, Clint Bowyer at 160.299 mph, and Chase Elliott at 160.206 mph. Elliott is the most recent winner at Dover and will start from the pole Sunday afternoon.

The defending race winner, Kevin Harvick, was 14th quickest at 159.787 mph.

Joey Logano was 16th fastest at 159.666 mph and ran the most laps of any driver in final practice at 81.

In the best 10 consecutive lap average Kyle Larson topped Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and William Byron.

There were no incidents in the session.

UP NEXT: Gander RV 400 at 2 p.m. ET Sunday.