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Earnhardt, Allmendinger Top Sprint Showdown Practice

The lone practice session for the Sprint Showdown is complete at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had the fastest lap of the section at 28.706 seconds (188.114 MPH), nipping AJ Allmendinger by just .008 seconds for the top spot. Qualifying for the Sprint Showdown is scheduled 5:00 Eastern on Friday evening. The top two finishers in the Sprint Showdown, which runs on Saturday at 7:30PM Eastern, earn a place in the Sprint All-Star Race, along with one driver selected by a fan vote. The top 10 in final practice:
1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
2. AJ Allmendinger
3. Landon Cassill
4. Bobby Labonte
5. Martin Truex, Jr.
6. Jeff Burton
7. Casey Mears
8. Aric Almirola
9. Travis Kvapil
10. Juan Pablo Montoya

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