Kahne leads Hendrick 1-2 in final practice

Kasey Kahne is the favorite heading into Sprint Cup qualifying this afternoon.

After posting the second quickest time in the first practice of the weekend, Kasey Kahne led the way in the final session before qualifying tonight and the race tomorrow. The Hendrick Motorsports driver was trailed by teammate Jimmie Johnson, posting a lap of 190.975mph (28.276 seconds).

Another Chevrolet placed third with Jamie McMurray, who led JGR's Denny Hamlin and Germain's Casey Mears inside the top five. Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, and Ryan Newman completed the top ten.

Like the earlier practice, Happy Hour went green without interruption. David Ragan, Brad Keselowski, and Kevin Harvick posted the best ten lap averages. 1.703 seconds separated the field with Mike Bliss and GoFas Racing the slowest.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Texas
Track Texas Motor Speedway
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Jamie McMurray , Kasey Kahne , Mike Bliss , Brad Keselowski , David Ragan , Denny Hamlin , Alex Bowman , Ryan Blaney
Article type Practice report
Tags hendrick motorsports