Keselowski tops Sprint Cup final practice at Dover

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Brad Keselowski, who will start sixth in tomorrow’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, led today’s final practice session at the “Monster Mile” with a lap of 156.338 miles per hour ahead of Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Jimmie Johnson (156.182 mph).

Chase leader Matt Kenseth was third-quickest in the session (155.986), followed by Ryan Newman in fourth (155.837) and race pole sitter Dale Earnhardt Jr. (155.757) in fifth.

Three more Chasers were in the Top 10 during the session: Greg Biffle in eighth (155.481), Kyle Busch in ninth (155.347), and Joey Logano in 10th (155.293).

As for the rest of the championship hopefuls, Kurt Busch was 11th, Kasey Kahne was 12th, Jeff Gordon was 13th, Carl Edwards was 14th, Kevin Harvick was 16th and Clint Bowyer was 17th,

Johnson had the fastest consecutive average over 10 laps, logging an average of 154.888 miles per hour in his first 10 laps of the practice. Following him in this bracket were Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.