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AJ Allmendinger atop the pylon for second/final practice

The second and final practice for the Sprint Cup cars hit the track at 2:15 and ran until 3:00 pm. When the red and black flags flew it was AJ Allmendinger sitting on the top of the scoring monitor with a 28.097 second lap for a speed of 175.022. Allmendinger was the only driver to top 175 mph. Greg Biffle finished second for the second practice in a row, turning a lap in 28.144 seconds for a speed of 174.730 mph. Carl Edwards improved his lot in the practice by one, moving from fourth to third on the pylon with a lap of 28.246 seconds and a speed of 174.099 mph. Jimmie Johnson barely missed out on the top three by notching a lap at 28.248 seconds and a speed of 174.067 mph. Finishing off the top five in speeds for the final practice was Travis Kvapil, who crossed the line in 28.323 seconds at a speed of 173.626 mph. Qualifying will be held at 5:10 pm Eastern time.

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