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Practice Results: Kyle Larson leads Saturday practice

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Kyle Larson surged to the top of the leaderboard in Saturday’s early practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.

Larson posted a 181.671-mph lap in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet around the 1.5-mile track. He’ll start 13th in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the sixth of 10 races in the postseason.

Kevin Harvick, a two-time Kansas winner, clinched the second-fastest lap, turning in a 181.586 mph speed in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford. Rookie Daniel Suarez was third-best in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota, and Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer finished out the leaderboard’s top five in the 50-minute session.

Sunday’s event is the final race in the Playoffs’ Round of 12. Four of the remaining 12 postseason-eligible drivers will be eliminated from championship contention after Sunday’s race.

Martin Truex Jr., who is set to start first Sunday after winning the Coors Light…

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