Brad Keselowski fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice at Michigan

Jerry Bonkowski
NBC Sports

Brad Keselowski took another step towards winning his first NASCAR Cup race on his home track, being fastest in the Saturday’s final Cup practice at Michigan International Speedway.

Keselowski covered the two-mile, high-speed track with a best speed of 200.865 mph.

In 16 career Cup starts at MIS, Keselowski has five top-five and eight top-10s.

Martin Truex Jr. was second at 200.172 mph, followed by Joey Logano (199.734), Ryan Blaney (199.673) and Kyle Busch (199.529).

Sixth through 10th were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (199.463), Kyle Larson (199.032), Denny Hamlin (199.988), Daniel Suarez (198.884) and Jamie McMurray (198.846).

Jimmie Johnson hit the wall hard as did Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne. Both have gone to backup cars.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also hit the wall, but his crew was working on repairing his Ford.

Tomorrow’s Pure Michigan 400 takes the green flag shortly after 3 p.m. ET. The race will be televised on NBCSN.

Click here for the full final practice speed grid.

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