Kyle Busch fastest in only Cup practice in Miami

Daniel McFadin

Kyle Busch was fastest in the only Cup Series practice session ahead of Sunday’s championship race (3 p.m. ET on NBC).

Busch posted a top speed of 168.966 mph around Homestead-Miami Speedway and led a sweep of the top three spots with Joe Gibbs Racing’s championship-eligible drivers.

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Martin Truex Jr. was second (168.460 mph) and Denny Hamlin was third (168.277).

 

Said Truex: “I felt pretty good for a lot of new things here at Homestead.  Definitely a lot different than what we’ve done here in the past, fuel‑wise, the way you’re driving the car.

“I felt pretty close.  Good we were able to make three long runs.  Typically for me personally, if the car is pretty close, I’ll run a bunch of laps right away.  That’s definitely a good sign.  The guys did a good job being prepared, making a lot of good assumptions.”

Kevin Harvick, the remaining Championship 4 driver, was ninth fastest (166.806).

“It went good,” Harvick said. “We missed our travels a little bit the first run, got our car a lot better.”

The top five on the speed chart was completed by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

Keselowski recorded the most laps in the session with 58. The session was scheduled in the place of qualifying after all on-track activity for the Cup Series was rained out Friday.

There were no incidents in the session.

Click here for the speed chart.


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