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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones led the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Saturday (Aug. 10) at Michigan International Speedway.

 Practice 2

In the second practice session of the weekend, Harvick paced the field with a speed of 190.501 mph. He completed 38 laps in this session, and his eighth lap was his fastest. Harvick will start second in the race on Sunday (Aug. 9).

Right behind him was Kyle Busch. Busch wheeled his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to a speed of 190.019 mph.

Rounding out the top 5 in this session were William Byron, Jones, and Joey Logano.

Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski was 18th on the leaderboard. The No. 2 Ford ran the most laps in this session with 51.

2019 Consumers Energy 400 Practice 2 Results

Practice 3

In the final practice of the weekend, Jones improved upon his fourth fastest time in the previous session to top the speed charts. The No. 20 car led the field with a speed of 189.843 mph. Jones will start the race in 16th position.

Second in this session was Alex Bowman. Bowman completed 33 laps, and his 16th was his fastest.

Rounding out the top five were Harvick, Austin Dillon, and Clint Bowyer.

There was one caution in this session. Daniel Suarez, who posted the sixth quickest time, blew a left front tire and made contact with the outside wall. His Stewart-Haas Racing team took the car through inspection to see if it needed to go to a backup. Because it passed, the team deemed the damage wasn’t that bad, and Suarez will keep his 11th starting position on Sunday by racing the primary car.

2019 Consumers Energy 400 Practice 3 Results

The Consumers Energy 400 will take place on Sunday (Aug. 11). NBC Sports Network will provide TV coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

About the author

Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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