Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in Friday afternoons final practice session in advance of Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway (FS1, 7 p.m. ET).
Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, had a fast time of 187.696 miles per hour. The final few minutes of the session consisted of drivers making mock qualifying runs in preparation for Friday evening’s session at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth had the second fastest lap at 187.617 mph, followed then by teammate Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.
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After making a mock qualifying run early in the session, Jimmie Johnson experienced some trouble in final practice when his engine ran backwards.
Johnson’s issue was a similar situation to what happened with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne in practice at Phoenix International Raceway earlier this season.
For full results from Friday afternoon’s session, see below.