Alex Bowman fastest in final Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway
Alex Bowman completed a sweep of Friday’s Cup Series practice sessions at Auto Club Speedway by posting the top speed in final practice. He was also fastest in first practice.
Bowman’s top speed was 176.626 mph. He recorded 32 laps in the session.
The top five was completed by Ryan Blaney (176.186 mph), Bubba Wallace (176.177), Kurt Busch (175.816) and Christopher Bell (175.695).
Bowman also had the best 10-lap average at 175.317 mph.
Kurt Busch recorded the most laps with 47.
The only incident in the session was defending race winner Kyle Busch brushing the wall in Turn 3 after his car got away from him on the bumps in the corner. Repairs were made to the car and Busch returned to the track with 17 minutes left in the session.