Brad Keselowski was fastest in the final practice for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford.
Although Keselowski already has been eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship hunt, he turned the fastest lap of anyone and was the only driver to top 190 miles per hour at 190.685 mph.
Kyle Busch and Joey Logano were the two fastest of the remaining eight Chase drivers in the final practice, with Busch third overall and Logano fourth. Busch was practicing in a backup car after wrecking his primary car in Friday’s lone practice.
Following Keselowski in posting the top-five lap speeds were Martin Truex Jr. (189.787 mph), Kyle Busch (189.753), Joey Logano (189.707) and Chase Elliott (189.447).
While Kyle Busch and Logano were the two fastest Chasers still in the championship battle, only two others cracked the top 10 on the speed chart. Those were Carl Edwards (eighth overall, 189.255 mph) and Kurt Busch (10th, 189.069).
The remaining Chasers all seemingly struggled a bit. Jimmie Johnson, who already has secured his seat at the table in the Championship 4 race in the season finale at Homestead by virtue of his win last week at Martinsville, was 15th (188.186). He was followed by Denny Hamlin (18th, 187.344), Matt Kenseth (19th, 187.266) and Kevin Harvick (28th, 185.452).
Truex Jr. had the best 10-consecutive lap average at 184. 413 mph, followed by Elliott (184.197), Keselowski (184.191), Logano (183.859) and Edwards (183.852).
Check out the complete Happy Hour practice results for Sunday’s Sprint Cup playoff race at Texas below.