Kyle Larson fastest in Friday's final Cup practice at Dover

Kyle Larson, still looking for his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season, topped Friday’s final practice session at Dover.

Kyle Larson fastest in Friday's final Cup practice at Dover

Larson led the single-lap average speed with 162.705 mph and set the mark early in the 50-minute session. 

Statistically, Dover is one of Larson’s best tracks with five top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 11 career starts. He finished third in this year’s spring race.

Martin Truex Jr. ended up second (161.377 mph) and Kevin Harvick third (160.385 mph). Brad Keselowski and last weekend’s winner, Chase Elliott, rounded out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 speeds were Matt DiBenedetto, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chris Buescher, Austin Dillon and Kurt Busch.

Larson also had the fastest average speed (157.752 mph) among all drivers who ran at least 10 consecutive laps. Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman were second and third, respectively, in that category.

Read Also:

Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 42 United States Kyle Larson  Chevrolet 62 22.126     162.705
2 19 United States Martin Truex Jr.  Toyota 59 22.308 0.182 0.182 161.377
3 4 United States Kevin Harvick  Ford 48 22.436 0.310 0.128 160.456
4 2 United States Brad Keselowski  Ford 51 22.446 0.320 0.010 160.385
5 9 United States Chase Elliott  Chevrolet 58 22.465 0.339 0.019 160.249
6 95 United States Matt DiBenedetto  Toyota 60 22.570 0.444 0.105 159.504
7 17 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  Ford 52 22.605 0.479 0.035 159.257
8 37 United States Chris Buescher  Chevrolet 38 22.620 0.494 0.015 159.151
9 3 United States Austin Dillon  Chevrolet 47 22.688 0.562 0.068 158.674
10 1 United States Kurt Busch  Chevrolet 60 22.709 0.583 0.021 158.527
11 48 United States Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet 77 22.744 0.618 0.035 158.284
12 20 United States Erik Jones  Toyota 49 22.748 0.622 0.004 158.256
13 12 United States Ryan Blaney  Ford 65 22.754 0.628 0.006 158.214
14 88 United States Alex Bowman  Chevrolet 68 22.759 0.633 0.005 158.179
15 24 United States William Byron  Chevrolet 77 22.767 0.641 0.008 158.124
16 14 United States Clint Bowyer  Ford 45 22.792 0.666 0.025 157.950
17 18 United States Kyle Busch  Toyota 65 22.806 0.680 0.014 157.853
18 43 United States Darrell Wallace Jr.  Chevrolet 45 22.810 0.684 0.004 157.826
19 11 United States Denny Hamlin  Toyota 60 22.823 0.697 0.013 157.736
20 41 Mexico Daniel Suarez  Ford 84 22.829 0.703 0.006 157.694
21 8 United States Daniel Hemric  Chevrolet 48 22.831 0.705 0.002 157.680
22 10 United States Aric Almirola  Ford 56 22.856 0.730 0.025 157.508
23 22 United States Joey Logano  Ford 82 22.866 0.740 0.010 157.439
24 21 United States Paul Menard  Ford 49 22.893 0.767 0.027 157.253
25 38 United States David Ragan  Ford 29 22.914 0.788 0.021 157.109
26 32 United States Corey Lajoie  Ford 41 23.111 0.985 0.197 155.770
27 6 United States Ryan Newman  Ford 46 23.127 1.001 0.016 155.662
28 36 United States Matt Tifft  Ford 58 23.178 1.052 0.051 155.320
29 34 United States Michael McDowell  Ford 52 23.183 1.057 0.005 155.286
30 13 United States Ty Dillon  Chevrolet 60 23.210 1.084 0.027 155.106
31 47 United States Ryan Preece  Chevrolet 40 23.261 1.135 0.051 154.765
32 52 United States J.J. Yeley  Ford 22 23.365 1.239 0.104 154.077
33 00 United States Landon Cassill  Chevrolet 39 23.486 1.360 0.121 153.283
34 51 United States B.J. McLeod  Ford 16 23.679 1.553 0.193 152.033
35 54 United States Garrett Smithley  Chevrolet 18 23.932 1.806 0.253 150.426
36 15 United States Ross Chastain  Chevrolet 12 24.123 1.997 0.191 149.235
37 77 United States Reed Sorenson  Chevrolet 25 24.379 2.253 0.256 147.668
shares
comments
Joey Logano tops first Cup Series practice at Dover

Previous article

Joey Logano tops first Cup Series practice at Dover

Next article

Alex Bowman "moving forward" after run-in with Bubba Wallace

Alex Bowman "moving forward" after run-in with Bubba Wallace
Load comments
From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview Prime

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview

The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death Prime

The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death

On February 18, 2001, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt – the fearless ‘Intimidator’ – was in his element at Daytona International Speedway. While his own DEI team’s cars ran 1-2 towards the finish line, his famed #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo was playing rear gunner to block any late runs from the chasing pack. As the cars tore through Turns 3 and 4 on that fateful final lap, Earnhardt maintained the strongarm tactics that encapsulated his persona… but his actions in those moments sadly proved to be his last.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR Prime

Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series is changing. Whether it be the gradual morphing out the seasoned drivers of yesterday as the next generation step up, a radical calendar shake-up featuring more road courses than ever before and the prospect of an all-new car on the horizon, stock car racing’s highest level is nearing the end of a huge facelift.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2021
The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021 Prime

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 13, 2021
Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption Prime

Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a chance of redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Effectively replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith...

NASCAR Cup
Feb 11, 2021
Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Dec 28, 2020
Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started Prime

Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…

NASCAR Cup
Nov 18, 2020
Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture Prime

Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture

“You can’t hear me? Hey n*****” Those fateful words uttered by Kyle Larson, spoken into his esports headset on April 12, were directed at his sim racing spotter – but instead they quickly became amplified around the world via social media, including his own Twitch stream.

NASCAR Cup
Oct 29, 2020