Ryan Blaney sets fastest lap in final Cup practice in Bristol


Ryan Blaney had the best lap in Friday’s final Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Blaney’s top lap was 20.172 seconds (89.223 mph) on the half-mile dirt track. They were followed by Alex Bowman (20.194 seconds / 89.135 mph), Denny Hamlin (20.228 seconds / 88.986 mph), Joey Logano (20.262 seconds / 88.836 mph) and rookie Chase Briscoe (20.313 seconds 88.613 mph).

Kyle Larson will have to start at the back of his qualifying race on Saturday and Sunday’s race because his team changed engines on Friday. Larson went off the track during the final practice session when he saw his engine temperature rise. Larson had posted the fastest average of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 consecutive laps in the session.

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Bristol Dirt Cup Final Practice Results

The drivers who ran the most laps in the session were: Hamlin (80 laps), Bubba Wallace (78), Ryan Preece (75), Chris Buescher (71), Logano (69) and Brad Keselowski (69).

Ty Dillon damaged his left front fender when hitting the packed dirt below the running surface. Cole Custer turned at the end of the session.

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