NASCAR Sprint Cup: Vickers Leads Happy Hour at Fontana

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March 22, 2014 — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — FONTANA, CA — Brian Vickers topped the Sprint Cup Series’ final practice for the Auto Club 400. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver topped the speed charts with a fast lap of 185.926 mph.

Jeff Gordon was again the second fastest with a fast lap of 185.840 mph. Jimmie Johnson placed third (184.781 mph) followed by Brad Keselowski (184.743 mph), with Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounding out the top five (184.705 mph).

Kevin Harvick, who topped Saturday’s first practice session, finished 15th (183.730 mph) in the final session.

Joey Logano hit the wall in final practice after suffering a flat tire and suffered some damage to his car. Logano, who was slated to start seventh in Sunday’s race, will start at the back of the field after Team Penske brought out the backup car for him.

Keselowski, his Team Penske teammate, also reported having an issue with his left rear tire in practice, succumbing to a flat twice in the session. Kurt Busch also suffered a left rear flat tire at the end of the practice session.

The Auto Club 400 takes the green flag tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM ET, with live coverage on FOX Sports and the Motor Racing Network.

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