NSCS: Four-Time Fast; Gordon Paces Final Practice at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — official series release — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo —

Jeff Gordon topped the leaderboard in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 198.604 mph.

Gordon, who is the most recent race winner at Michigan, edged Kyle Busch (198.571 mph), with Martin Truex Jr. (198.571 mph), Kyle Larson (198.495 mph) and Kevin Harvick (198.358 mph) rounding out the top five. Harvick led the first two practice sessions, including the one early Saturday that was delayed by weather conditions.

Denny Hamlin spun in Turn 4 and brought out the red flag with about 35 minutes left in practice. Hamlin suffered damage to the right-front fender of his No. 11 Toyota when his tire blew. Hamlin was forced to go to a backup car.

Just outside of the top five was Dale Earnhardt Jr., followed by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Hamlin.

Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 is set for 1 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM.

CREDIT: NASCAR

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