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Clint Bowyer Leads Lone Rain-Shortened Talladega Cup Practice

Rain cut short the on-track activity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Friday (May 5) at Talladega Superspeedway, with the series getting just a few minutes of practice in before the remainder of first practice and the second practice were canceled.

Clint Bowyer led the way in the brief practice with a speed of 196.822 mph, followed by Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano.

Out of the 41-car entry list, 31 cars took at least one lap during practice.

Qualifying for the Geico 500 will be held Saturday (May 6) at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the race on Sunday (May 7) at 2 p.m. on FOX.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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