Brad Keselowski leads final practice at Kentucky

Team Penske's Brad Keselowski topped the charts in the second and final practice session Friday at Kentucky Speedway.

Brad Keselowski leads final practice at Kentucky

Ford Mustangs made up four of the top-five spots in final practice with Keselowski leading the way at 182.303mph. The Team Penske driver has a series-leading three wins at Kentucky with the latest coming in 2016.

Kevin Harvick was second (181.794mph), Denny Hamlin third (181.763mph), Ryan Blaney fourth (181.702mph) and Clint Bowyer fifth (181.458mph).

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Daniel Suarez ran the most laps at 63 and clocked in eighth on the speed charts. He also led the way in best ten-lap consecutive averages ahead of Kyle Busch and Harvick.

Defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. was 20th in single-lap speeds.

The session went incident-free.

Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 2 United States Brad Keselowski  Ford 46 29.621     182.303
2 4 United States Kevin Harvick  Ford 38 29.704 0.083 0.083 181.794
3 11 United States Denny Hamlin  Toyota 38 29.709 0.088 0.005 181.763
4 12 United States Ryan Blaney  Ford 33 29.719 0.098 0.010 181.702
5 14 United States Clint Bowyer  Ford 42 29.759 0.138 0.040 181.458
6 9 United States Chase Elliott  Chevrolet 36 29.773 0.152 0.014 181.372
7 20 United States Erik Jones  Toyota 38 29.779 0.158 0.006 181.336
8 41 Mexico Daniel Suarez  Ford 63 29.784 0.163 0.005 181.305
9 42 United States Kyle Larson  Chevrolet 30 29.799 0.178 0.015 181.214
10 18 United States Kyle Busch  Toyota 53 29.802 0.181 0.003 181.196
11 17 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  Ford 27 29.806 0.185 0.004 181.172
12 48 United States Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet 41 29.829 0.208 0.023 181.032
13 1 United States Kurt Busch  Chevrolet 49 29.841 0.220 0.012 180.959
14 88 United States Alex Bowman  Chevrolet 45 29.883 0.262 0.042 180.705
15 24 United States William Byron  Chevrolet 57 29.910 0.289 0.027 180.542
16 21 United States Paul Menard  Ford 44 29.939 0.318 0.029 180.367
17 3 United States Austin Dillon  Chevrolet 38 29.947 0.326 0.008 180.319
18 8 United States Daniel Hemric  Chevrolet 39 29.965 0.344 0.018 180.210
19 22 United States Joey Logano  Ford 56 29.980 0.359 0.015 180.120
20 19 United States Martin Truex Jr.  Toyota 32 30.034 0.413 0.054 179.796
21 95 United States Matt DiBenedetto  Toyota 34 30.062 0.441 0.028 179.629
22 34 United States Michael McDowell  Ford 24 30.065 0.444 0.003 179.611
23 32 United States Corey Lajoie  Ford 24 30.100 0.479 0.035 179.402
24 10 United States Aric Almirola  Ford 36 30.102 0.481 0.002 179.390
25 6 United States Ryan Newman  Ford 23 30.103 0.482 0.001 179.384
26 37 United States Chris Buescher  Chevrolet 51 30.166 0.545 0.063 179.009
27 43 United States Darrell Wallace Jr.  Chevrolet 53 30.200 0.579 0.034 178.808
28 47 United States Ryan Preece  Chevrolet 27 30.290 0.669 0.090 178.277
29 36 United States Matt Tifft  Ford 35 30.359 0.738 0.069 177.871
30 51 United States Bayley Currey  Ford 15 30.368 0.747 0.009 177.819
31 38 United States David Ragan  Ford 28 30.383 0.762 0.015 177.731
32 13 United States Ty Dillon  Chevrolet 25 30.469 0.848 0.086 177.229
33 00 United States Landon Cassill  Chevrolet 33 30.890 1.269 0.421 174.814
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