Johnson Fastest in Saturday Cup Series Practice

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By Justin Tucker

Six – time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was fastest during Saturday Morning’s Sprint Cup practice at Homestead – Miami Speedway.

Johnson ran a quick lap of 30.973 seconds (174.345 MPH). Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott was second with a lap of 173.332 MPH.

Carl Edwards was third followed by: Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney.

Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top ten on the speed chart.

Notables include: Matt Kenseth 11th, Austin Dillon 14th, Denny Hamlin 16th, Kurt Busch 19th, Kevin Harvick 20th, Brad Keselowski 22nd, Kyle Larson 25th, and Kyle Busch 28th.