LOUDON, N.H. — The top-two drivers in points once again found themselves 1-2 at the top of the speed charts Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. nipped Kyle Larson by .001 seconds for the fastest time in the first of two practices on the day. Truex ran a lap of 29 seconds flat while knocking off Larson’s quickest lap late in the session.
Larson was quickest during a 10-lap average while 25 cars participated in that category. Kyle Busch and chase Elliott followed Larson as Jimmie Johnson had the 11th-fastest average. The seven-time champ turned the third-fastest lap in the session at 29.034 seconds.
The top-six in Saturday morning’s practice all ran a lap faster than 131 mph, including both Furniture Row Racing cars with rookie Erik Jones in sixth.
Ryan Sieg was the lone driver not to take time in the 55-minute session. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has one more final tune-up at 12:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) before Sunday’s Overton’s 301.