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Kyle Larson leads final Cup practice at Richmond


during Practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia.

Sean Gardner

RICHMOND, Va. - Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap in Friday’s final Cup practice session at Richmond Raceway.

He led the way with a lap of 120.235 mph.

Joey Logano, who needs to win Saturday night to earn a playoff spot, was next at 120.208 mph. He was followed by rookie Daniel Suarez (119.925 mph), points leader Martin Truex Jr. (119.697) and Matt Kenseth (119.564).

Erik Jones, who had to sit out 60 minutes of the 85-minute session for inspection issues last weekend at Darlington, ran only five laps. He ranked 26th on the speed chart at 117.976 mph. Landon Cassill, who also was penalized 60 minutes of practice time, ran 11 laps in the session and ranked 20th on the speed chart at 118.172 mph.

Truex had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 117.480 mph. Kyle Busch was next at 117.362 mph.

There were no incidents in the session.

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