CUP: Elliott Fastest On Home Soil In Final Practice

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Chase Elliott led the field in the final session of practice at his home track. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo)

HAMPTON, Georgia – Chase Elliott was fastest in final practice for Sunday’s Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2 p.m., FOX, PRN, SiriusXM).

Elliott ran a quick lap of 29.487 seconds (188.015 mph) to lead the charts, and was one of six Chevrolets in the top 10. He was followed by Brad Keselowski in the Miller Lite Ford (29.552 seconds, 187.602 mph) and newly-crowned Daytona 500 Champion Kurt Busch (29.556 seconds, 187.576 mph).

Denny Hamlin was the fastest of the Toyotas in his FedEx Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, turning in a lap of 29.567 seconds (187.506 mph).

Two-time defending race winner Jimmie Johnson was 23rd fastest (30.146 seconds, 183.905 mph), while pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was 27th fastest (30.407 seconds, 182.326 mph).

Racing continues at Atlanta on Saturday with the Rinnai 250 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (2 p.m., FS1, PRN, SiriusXM).

Practice results can be viewed on the next page…

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