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AJ Allmendinger fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 - Practice

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 05: AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Kingsford Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 5, 2016 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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AJ Allmendinger led the way in final Sprint Cup Series practice Friday afternoon at Watkins Glen International with a lap of 127.551 mph.

The top five were Allmendinger, Martin Truex Jr. (127.481 mph), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (127.416 mph), Kyle Busch (127.381 mph), and Matt Kenseth (127.280 mph). Four-time Watkins Glen winner Jeff Gordon, driving the No. 88 for Dale Earnhardt Jr., was ninth fastest at 126.923 mph.

Allmendinger went to the top of the leaderboard after the No. 47 team had to replace a broken oil line. Also during the session David Ragan, who was 35th fastest at 123.934 mph, spun in Turn 1 and made minor contact with the tire barrier on the driver’s side of his No. 23 Toyota.

Here are the speeds from final practice:



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