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Jimmie Johnson Leads the Way in Sprint Cup Practice

His title bid may be over, but Jimmie Johnson still has something to prove this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.  A win would cement Johnson as the active win leader at the track.  Johnson currently has eight wins at Martinsville, and he showed strength in the first of two practice sessions on Saturday, topping the speed charts with a lap speed of 98.023 mph.

Unfortunately for Johnson, the driver he’s tied with with those eight wins, Jeff Gordon, was second with a speed of 97.699.  Martin Truex, Jr., Jame McMurray and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 5.

Also in the top ten after practice were Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Brian Vickers, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Clint Bowyer.

For a full practice rundown, click the link.

Martinsville Cup Practice II

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