May 31, 2014

Keselowski keeps speed up in first Saturday practice session

When the Saturday practice kicked off for the Sunday, June 1 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Brad Keselowski already had his No. 2 Ford sitting on the pole. But when the drivers took to the track for the first of two practice sessions of the day, the 2012 champion showed he’s apparently transferred that speed over to race trim.

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Keselowski remained the fastest driver in the field on Saturday morning, turning a lap of 159.702 mph on the first of 40 practice laps that was the quickest of any driver in the session. It’s not quite the blistering speeds of Friday’s qualifying, where 29 drivers broke the previous track record. But it’s still faster than all but three of the pole position speeds in the last 10 years at Dover.

Kevin Harvick was the only other driver to go above 159 mph, turning a lap of 159.341 mph. Carl Edwards was third-quickest, followed by Brian Vickers, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Marcus Ambrose, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart.

The drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take to the track for their final practice session before tomorrow’s “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for tomorrow’s race are available at the gates or by calling 800-441-RACE.



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