Joey Logano tops final practice at Miami – Nascar
Final practice recap | RELATED: Full practice results
Joey Logano (175.404 mph) topped the board in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup practice of the season before Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 50-minute session marked the last on-track time before Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET, NBC/Live Extra, MRN, SiriusXM).
The Team Penske driver scored a front row starting spot in qualifying for Sunday’s race and has six wins on the season. He also secured the best five-lap average.
Kasey Kahne came in second in the session (175.080 mph). Kahne is trying to avoid his first winless season since 2010.
Jeff Gordon led the way for the Championship 4 drivers, finishing the session ninth (173.321 mph). The four-time champion held the best 10-lap average at 169.489 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was 10th (173.232 mph), Kyle Busch was 17th (171.418 mph) and Kevin Harvick was 26th (169.972 mph). Harvick, the defending champion and race winner, opened the session on scuff tires for his initial run and reported near the end of the session that he thought the right front tire may be going soft. The top finisher in Sunday’s race among the Championship 4 drivers will be crowned the 2015 Sprint Cup champion.
David Ragan suffered a flat left-rear tire 10 minutes into practice.
Saturday’s final practice was the lone practice to go the scheduled length as weather did not interrupt the team’s on-track time.
Practice 1 recap | RELATED: Full practice results
The Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver’s best speed of 176.010 mph edged defending series champion and one of four remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers in Kevin Harvick, who pulled in second at 175.194 mph clip.