Brad Keselowski was at the top of the speed chart in both Saturday practices leading to Sunday’s Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Danica Patrick failed to advance into the top 24 in round one of qualification and was forced to make a second attempt. During that attempt, she slapped the wall to earn her first Darlington Stripe of the weekend.
Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 33rd Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 with a lap of 28.640 seconds, 171.704 mph.
Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
Brad Keselowski jumped to the top of the leaderboard in the closing minutes of final practice for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. His top speed was 175.880 mph.
Kevin Harvick can be added to the list of drivers with Darlington Stripes. His contact was relatively light and should not require a backup.
Just past the halfway point of final practice, Kyle Busch became the latest driver to get a Darlington Stripe. His damage was significant enough that he will roll out a backup.
Chase Elliott slapped the Darlington Raceway wall halfway through final practice. He sustained significant damage to the right side of his car and the team will need to evaluate whether a backup is needed. He hit the turn four wall.
Ryan Blaney is one of the drivers needing to qualify on time if he wants to race in the Bojangles' Southern 500 and he seems to be in pretty good shape. At the end of the first practice session, he wound up eighth on the chart wedged between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin.
Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
Kevin Harvick was fourth fastest in the first practice session for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 175.654 mph. He landed behind teammates Kurt Busch (175.842) and Tony Stewart (175.710).