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Logano Paces Final Bank of America 500 Practice

Point leader Joey Logano found himself on top again Friday night in Charlotte, this time on the charts for the final practice session for the Bank of America 500. Logano set a fast laps time of 28.332 (190.597 MPH to take the top spot from Kurt Busch by just two hundredths of a second. Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 5.

The Chase hits the halfway point this week, and some big names are in danger of falling out, including Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (14th in final practice), and defending champ Jimmie Johnson (eighth). Meanwhile, some drivers not in the Chase are making a case for themselves this week. Busch and AJ Allmendinger (seventh) were eliminated after the first round, but both posted top-10 speeds on Friday.

Top 10 in final practice:

1. Joey Logano
2. Kurt Busch
3. Kevin Harvick
4.Jeff Gordon
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Denny Hamlin
7. AJ Allmendinger
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Carl Edwards
10. Greg Biffle

Click the link below for a full rundown from final practice.

Sprint Cup Final Practice Charlotte II 2014

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Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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