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Kyle Larson leads way in busy final Cup practice

Charlotte Motor Speedway - Cup Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 19: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield/Waffle House Ford, and Chris Buescher, driver of the #37 Clorox Chevrolet, practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Larson had the fastest lap in a busy practice session Saturday morning at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR officials added the practice because much of Friday’s sessions were rained out. Some drivers did not run a lap of practice Friday with the new aero package, which is intended to keep the cars closer together and run slower speeds with a restrictor plate.

Saturday’s 60-minute session featured cars in a pack for longer periods of time.

Larson led the way with a lap of 173.305 mph. He was followed by Clint Bowyer (173.255 mph), Kevin Harvick (173.049), Aric Almirola (172.977) and Daniel Suarez (172.656).

Denny Hamlin ran the most laps at 73. He was followed by Larson and Brad Keselowski, who each ran 62 laps.

Larson also had the best average for 10 consecutive laps at 171.756 mph. He was followed by Suarez (171.593) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (171.448)

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