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Kyle Larson fastest in Xfinity Series practice at Homestead

NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENEOS Chevrolet, celebrates winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney were fastest in opening Xfinity Series practice Friday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Larson clocked in with a lap of 168.177 mph. Blaney was second fastest with a lap of 167.530 mph.

Championship contender Erik Jones was third fastest with a lap of 167.328 mph, Alex Bowman was fourth fastest at 167.069 mph, and another Chase contender, Daniel Suarez (166.795 mph) rounded out the top five.

The rest of the top 10 were Brandon Jones (166.770 mph), Aric Almirola (166.512 mph), Ty Dillon (166.338 mph), Brendan Gaughan (166.026 mph), and Matt Tifft (165.990 mph).

Elliott Sadler, also competing for the championship, was 11th fastest at 165.822 mph, while his teammate and the final championship contender, Justin Allgier was 16th fastest at 164.609 mph.

During the 1 hour, 25-minute session, three cars found trouble.

Sadler hit the wall in Turn 4, damage his Chevrolet. Tifft also hit the wall in Turn 4. Ryan Blaney scraped the wall at the entry to Turn 3.

Click here for complete practice speeds from Xfinity practice

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