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.