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September 30, 2017

Harvick, Elliott lead Cup practices on Saturday

Kevin Harvick turned in the quickest lap in Saturday’s first practice session for the “Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover International Speedway. Chase Elliott followed with the best lap in Saturday’s second session.

Kevin Harvick posted the quickest time in Saturday’s first practice session at Dover International Speedway. GETTY IMAGES

Harvick, driving the No. 4 Ford, turned a lap of 156.535 mph. Harvick, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff participant, will start ninth in Sunday’s race.

Elliott, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet, posted Saturday’s best lap of 157.363 mph. Elliott will start 12th on Sunday.

FIRST PRACTICE SESSION RESULTS

SECOND PRACTICE SESSION RESULTS

FINAL PRACTICE SESSION RESULTS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the second fastest time in the first session with a lap of 156.413 mph.

In the first session, the slowest playoff participant was Austin Dillon (154.341 mph, 26th). Dillon is tied with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for 12th in the point standings. Only 12 drivers advance past Dover into the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason.

Pole winner Martin Truex Jr. was 21st (155.132 mph) and 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson (155.273 mph) was 19th in the first session.

In the second session, Johnson was second (156.904 mph) and Harvick (156.897 mph) was third.

Saturday’s final practice session is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Sunday’s “Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race takes the green flag at 2 p.m.

 

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