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Kyle Larson tops morning Cup practice at Michigan with lap over 202 mph

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 - Practice

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 11: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Kyle Larson topped 202 mph to lead Saturday morning’s Cup practice at Michigan International Speedway.

Larson, who has won the past two Michigan races, was one of four drivers to top 202 mph. He led the way with a lap of 202.532 mph.

He was followed by pole-sitter Brad Keselowski (202.332 mph), Jimmie Johnson (202.310), Ryan Blaney (202.003) and Chase Elliott (201.884). Elliott has placed second in each of the last three Michigan races. Dale Earnhardt Jr., making his final Cup start at Michigan, was sixth on the speed chart with a lap of 201.511 mph.

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Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell ran a few laps in Denny Hamlin’s car during the session. Bell is on standby should Hamlin leave this weekend to be with his girlfriend for the birth of their second child.

Final Cup practice is at 11:30 a.m. ET on the NBC Sports App.