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Sport Daniel Suarez tops second Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway

20:50  07 april  2018
20:50  07 april  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas .

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Daniel Suarez and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin were fastest in the second Cup practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Suarez posted a top speed of 198.998 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

Hamlin followed at 198.800 mph.

The top five was completed by William Byron (198.741), Jimmie Johnson (198.639) and Kevin Harvick (198.180).

Ryan Newman recorded the most laps with 36. He also posted the best 10-lap average at 195.483 mph.

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Daniel Suarez led all drivers in speeding around a chilly Texas Motor Speedway in Saturday’s early practice session, wheeling his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around the track at 198.998 mph. Suarez ’s JGR teammate Denny Hamlin was second -fastest in the No. 11 Toyota

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The session was red flagged with about 18 minutes left after Ricky Stenhouse Jr made contact with the wall. Stenhouse will go to a backup car and start from the rear on Sunday.

Cup teams have one more practice scheduled for this afternoon.

Click here for the practice report.

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