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Kyle Larson fastest in final Sonoma practice session, Kyle Busch second

Kyle Larson continued his week on top of the racing world by being fastest in the final practice session for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.

Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet posted the top speed of 94.389 mph around the 1.99-mile road course.

Filling out the top five: Kyle Busch (94.344), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (94.242), AJ Allmendinger (94.221) and Jamie McMurray (94.017).

Larson recorded the most laps in the session with 30 and had the best 10-lap average at 91.817 mph.

“Yeah, we were pretty decent in qualifying trim and I thought we made some improvements in race trim from first practice to second practice,” Larson said. “I thought it was a successful practice. You can always be better. Forward drive is terrible here, so, working on that is a struggle, but felt like we made some gains.”

Erik Jones and Chase Elliott will both be in backup cars for the rest of the weekend after crashes. Jones’ occurred near the start of the session when his No. 77 Toyota wheel hopped in Turn 11, causing him to spin and crash into the tire barrier.

Elliott crashed in Turn 10 with about 10 minutes left in the session. His No. 24 Chevrolet got loose in the turn and went off track. The nose of his car was destroyed when it hit the wall.

Cup qualifying is set for 2:45 p.m. ET tomorrow.

Click here for the full practice report.