Daniel Hemric leads final Cup practice at Kansas

Daniel Hemric led the way in Friday’s final practice at Kansas Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s Hollywood 400.

Daniel Hemric leads final Cup practice at Kansas

Hemric’s average lap speed of 177.830 mph was set early in the 55-minute session and never topped. Kevin Harvick ended up second (177.096 mph) and Kurt Busch was third (177.072 mph).

Ryan Blaney was fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed the top-five.

In Hemric’s only previous NASCAR Cup Series start at Kansas in the spring, he started 17th and finished 18th.

Rounding out the top-10 single-lap speeds were Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Suraez and Aric Almirola.

Qualifying for Sunday’s race is 12:35 p.m. ET.

Kyle Busch had the fastest average lap speed among all the drivers that completed at least 10 consecutive laps (176.154 mph). He was following in that category by Blaney, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Harvick.

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Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Interval Mph
1 8 United States Daniel Hemric  Chevrolet 37 30.366     177.830
2 4 United States Kevin Harvick  Ford 48 30.492 00.126 00.126 177.096
3 1 United States Kurt Busch  Chevrolet 32 30.496 00.130 00.004 177.072
4 2 United States Brad Keselowski  Ford 48 30.527 00.161 00.031 176.893
5 12 United States Ryan Blaney  Ford 45 30.556 00.190 00.029 176.725
6 17 United States Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  Ford 28 30.563 00.197 00.007 176.684
7 18 United States Kyle Busch  Toyota 58 30.575 00.209 00.012 176.615
8 19 United States Martin Truex Jr.  Toyota 38 30.583 00.217 00.008 176.569
9 41 Mexico Daniel Suarez  Ford 63 30.608 00.242 00.025 176.424
10 10 United States Aric Almirola  Ford 47 30.617 00.251 00.009 176.373
11 21 United States Paul Menard  Ford 42 30.618 00.252 00.001 176.367
12 11 United States Denny Hamlin  Toyota 46 30.622 00.256 00.004 176.344
13 20 United States Erik Jones  Toyota 45 30.657 00.291 00.035 176.142
14 6 United States Ryan Newman  Ford 44 30.685 00.319 00.028 175.982
15 88 United States Alex Bowman  Chevrolet 35 30.690 00.324 00.005 175.953
16 22 United States Joey Logano  Ford 62 30.700 00.334 00.010 175.896
17 3 United States Austin Dillon  Chevrolet 49 30.709 00.343 00.009 175.844
18 34 United States Michael McDowell  Ford 26 30.731 00.365 00.022 175.718
19 14 United States Clint Bowyer  Ford 43 30.741 00.375 00.010 175.661
20 9 United States Chase Elliott  Chevrolet 48 30.772 00.406 00.031 175.484
21 48 United States Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet 29 30.816 00.450 00.044 175.234
22 24 United States William Byron  Chevrolet 59 30.829 00.463 00.013 175.160
23 38 United States David Ragan  Ford 28 30.840 00.474 00.011 175.097
24 36 United States Matt Tifft  Ford 33 30.846 00.480 00.006 175.063
25 43 United States Darrell Wallace Jr.  Chevrolet 43 30.878 00.512 00.032 174.882
26 42 United States Kyle Larson  Chevrolet 25 30.881 00.515 00.003 174.865
27 37 United States Chris Buescher  Chevrolet 35 30.905 00.539 00.024 174.729
28 95 United States Matt DiBenedetto  Toyota 53 30.919 00.553 00.014 174.650
29 13 United States Ty Dillon  Chevrolet 42 30.960 00.594 00.041 174.419
30 47 United States Ryan Preece  Chevrolet 32 31.105 00.739 00.145 173.606
31 96 United States Parker Kligerman  Toyota 30 31.251 00.885 00.146 172.794
32 32 United States Corey Lajoie  Ford 21 31.343 00.977 00.092 172.287
33 51 United States J.J. Yeley  Ford 12 31.371 01.005 00.028 172.133
34 15 United States Ross Chastain  Chevrolet 20 31.654 01.288 00.283 170.595
35 52 United States Garrett Smithley  Ford 7 32.420 02.054 00.766 166.564
36 53 United States Josh Bilicki  Ford 16 32.508 02.142 00.088 166.113
37 77 United States Timmy Hill  Chevrolet 9 33.214 02.848 00.706 162.582
38 66 United States Joey Gase  Toyota 6 33.238 02.872 00.024 162.465

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