Ryan Blaney is riding that momentum from last week’s win and recorded the fastest lap during the final practice at Bristol.
The final practice was much tougher to see as a lot more dust kicked up into the air, making it tougher to see for TV viewers, and almost certainly drivers and their spotters. It is yet to be seen whether this will be a factor for Sunday’s race, but something to keep an eye on for sure.
Just like with the first practice, Kyle Larson led most of the consecutive-lap categories, so while he doesn’t have short-run speed, he certainly has more long-run speed and overall consistency.
Overall, it was pretty uneventful considering this is only the second chunk of time Cup Series cars have been on dirt in over 50 years, but there were a handful of incidents with some car having mechanical issues. This includes Kyle Larson who will need a brand new engine and will start at the rear on Sunday.
|1||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||20.172|
|2||48||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||20.194|
|3||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||20.228|
|4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||20.262|
|5||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing||20.313|
|6||19||Martin Truex jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||20.319|
|7||9||Chase Elliot||Hedrick Motorsports||20.320|
|8||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||20.321|
|9||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||20.410|
|10||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||20.415|