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Kevin Harvick Leads Sole Cup Series Practice at Kansas

Kevin Harvick led the charge in the sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice on Friday (May 11) from Kansas Speedway.

Much like it did in the Camping World Truck Series, Mother Nature forced NASCAR to condense the schedule, leaving only one practice for Cup’s KC Masterpiece 200 for Saturday. During the lone session, Harvick turned a 186.149 mph lap putting his Ford on the top of the speed charts.

Throughout more than two hours of running, multiple drivers led the way including Aric Almirola, Erik Jones and Kyle Busch. In the end, Harvick finished the practice session in the same place he finished last weekend’s race… in first.

Kyle Larson finished the session in second, .026 seconds behind leader Harvick. 2016 Kansas winner Kyle Busch finished the session in third while Jones and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five.

All 38 cars turned a lap during the session with Joey Logano turning the most laps at 66 while BJ McLeod turned the least at 11. At 169.561 mph, Timmy Hill turned the slowest lap of the session, 2.838-seconds off the leader.

Qualifying for Saturday’s KC Masterpiece 400 is slated for 6:30 p.m. live on FOX Sports 1. The 400-miler goes live on FOX Sports 1 Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.



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Last cars as usual are 15, 00, 55, 72, 23, 51 and 66, more than two seconds slower. No Derrick Cope but there is Stroker Ace Timmy Hill to take his place. 72 brings out the first caution and the 23 waits for Brian’s signal to bring out one too. Paying attention to the past is important in predicting the future. Right, Brian?

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