Fords run 1-2-3-4 in final Dega practice

Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer

Friday afternoon’s final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway offered a mix of mock-qualifying runs and small drafting groups as Clint Bowyer led the way.

Bowyer posted the fast lap at 202.042 miles per hour in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford in the last 50-minute tune-up session before Sunday’s 1000bulbs.com 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola finished in second with a lap at 200.835 mph in the No. 10 Ford.

Matt Crafton turned more laps for Paul Menard in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, who is battling soreness and paint with his neck. Crafton, who will be on standby for Sunday, earned the third-fastest lap at 200.814 mph. Kevin Harvick finished fourth at 200.612 mph, as Ryan Preece rounded out the top five at 200.498 mph.

Practice 2 Results

POS CAR DRIVER MANUF TIME SPEED DELTA LAPS
1 14 Clint Bowyer (P) Ford 47.396 202.042 0.000s 19
2 10 Aric Almirola Ford 47.681 200.835 0.285 23
3 21 P. Menard / M. Crafton(i) Ford 47.686 200.814 0.290 21
4 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Ford 47.734 200.612 0.338 24
5 47 Ryan Preece # Chevy 47.761 200.498 0.365 14
6 88 Alex Bowman (P) Chevy 47.877 200.013 0.481 24
7 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Ford 48.013 199.446 0.617 21
8 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Ford 48.031 199.371 0.635 14
9 6 Ryan Newman Ford 48.042 199.326 0.646 8
10 95 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 48.062 199.243 0.666 6
11 22 Joey Logano (P) Ford 48.067 199.222 0.671 25
12 38 David Ragan Ford 48.149 198.883 0.753 18
13 24 William Byron (P) Chevy 48.193 198.701 0.797 10
14 36 Matt Tifft # Ford 48.265 198.405 0.869 16
15 20 Erik Jones Toyota 48.289 198.306 0.893 13
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.357 194.015 1.961 24
17 9 Chase Elliott (P) Chevy 49.501 193.451 2.105 10
18 3 Austin Dillon Chevy 49.760 192.444 2.364 8
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 50.014 191.466 2.618 5
20 13 Ty Dillon Chevy 50.090 191.176 2.694 5
21 11 Denny Hamlin (P) Toyota 50.151 190.943 2.755 5
22 42 Kyle Larson (P) Chevy 50.238 190.613 2.842 22
23 8 Daniel Hemric # Chevy 50.258 190.537 2.862 8
24 34 Michael McDowell Ford 50.380 190.075 2.984 13
25 41 Daniel Suarez Ford 50.415 189.943 3.019 11
26 1 Kurt Busch Chevy 50.458 189.782 3.062 17
27 18 Kyle Busch (P) Toyota 50.471 189.733 3.075 9
28 37 Chris Buescher Chevy 50.495 189.643 3.099 5
29 43 Bubba Wallace Chevy 50.506 189.601 3.110 6
30 19 Martin Truex Jr (P) Toyota 50.554 189.421 3.158 6
31 66 * Joey Gase(i) Toyota 50.938 187.993 3.542 10
32 96 * Parker Kligerman(i) Toyota 50.995 187.783 3.599 13
33 00 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 51.577 185.664 4.181 2

# Denotes Rookie
(I) Not Eligible For Points
(*) Required To Qualify On Time
(P) Playoff Driver

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