MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The dual Chase for a Sprint Cup drivers who will need to be means to pass from a dump of a immature dwindle Sunday during slightest will enter a eventuality feeling good after final use Saturday during Martinsville Speedway.
Kevin Harvick, who starts 33rd in a opening competition of a third turn of a Chase, had a fastest path in a final 50-minute use event with a path of 97.322 mph around a 0.526-mile paper-clip-shaped oval. Jeff Gordon, who will start 13th, had a fastest 10-lap normal during 96.55 mph.
The event authorised drivers to make final preparations for a Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. There were no accidents, nonetheless Kyle Larson brushed a wall late in a session.
On a single-lap draft following Harvick were Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Gordon. Harvick, Keselowski and Gordon are among a 8 drivers still alive in a Chase for a Sprint Cup. The others: Joey Logano (ninth), Matt Kenseth (14th), Ryan Newman (17th), Denny Hamlin (21st) and Carl Edwards (33rd).
Topping a list on a 10-lap draft were Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Kenseth as a top-five. In further to Gordon, Keselowski and Kenseth, a other Chase drivers on 10-lap average: Newman (13th), Harvick (14th), Logano (15th), Hamlin (18th) and Edwards (32nd).
The competition Sunday is scheduled for 500 laps (2 p.m., ESPN).