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Kyle Larson fastest in Cup practice; Dale Jr., Keselowski, Kyle Busch hit wall

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 - Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 06: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 6, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Kyle Larson was fastest in the only NASCAR Cup practice Friday, covering the 1.5-mile at 192.082 mph.

Ryan Newman was second at 191.442 mph, followed by Kevin Harvick (191.225), Denny Hamlin (191.137) and Chase Elliott (191.090).

Sixth through 10th were Ryan Blaney (190.853), Martin Truex Jr. (190.772), Michael McDowell (190.766), Jamie McMurray (190.658) and Kurt Busch (190.590).

MORE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. quickly goes from fastest car to backup after hitting wall

Three drivers hit the wall during the session:

* Less than five minutes into the practice session, Dale Earnhardt Jr. went quickly to the top of the speed chart. The No. 88 slammed into the wall hard and suffered heavy damage on the right side. The team went to a backup car.

Earnhardt claimed the PJ1 substance applied to the high line of the track to enhance grip led to his wreck.

* Brad Keselowski brushed the wall about 45 minutes into practice. While his Ford Fusion incurred some scraping damage, the team decided not to go to a backup car.

* Kyle Busch then hit the wall in the closing minutes of the session, but his team decided to fix the damage rather than go to a backup car.

Earlier, Busch came off Turn 4 and sailed onto pit road before coming to a stop, backing up and then taking his car to the garage.

He was called to the NASCAR hauler to speak with officials about the incident and the reason behind it.

Click here for the full speed chart.

The Cup drivers return to the track at 7:20 p.m. ET for qualifying.