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Practice results: Kyle Larson fastest early at Kansas

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Kyle Larson sped to the top of the leaderboard in first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway.

Larson pushed the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet to a best lap of 189.056 mph around the 1.5-mile Kansas City track. He sits third in the NASCAR Playoffs standings ahead of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the final race in the postseason’s Round of 12.

Kevin Harvick, a two-time Kansas winner, was second-fastest in the 85-minute session, clocking 187.500 mph in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford. Kyle Busch was third in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota with Ryan Blaney fourth in the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford.

Series points leader Martin Truex Jr. turned in the fifth-fastest lap in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota, as championship-eligible drivers swept the top five. Both he and Brad Keselowski (24th-fastest in first practice) have automatically advanced to the…

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