Running in qualifying trim — time trials were scheduled later in the afternoon — Chase Elliott topped the last 50-minute session Saturday with an average lap speed of 97.542 mph.

His Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman (96.627 mph) and Jimmie Johnson (96.612 mph) weren’t far behind. Austin Dillon was fourth and Paul Menard completed the top-five.

All the top-five set their marks early in the session before proceeding to race set-up.

Rounding out the Top 10 have been Ty Dillon, Daniel Hemric, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Erik Jones.

At the final moments of exercise, Cody Ware got loose during a qualifying streak and slammed off the wall Turn 2.

. ended up using the fastest average lap rate (95.445 mph) among the drivers that conducted at least 10 consecutive laps. Clint Bowyer was second, Kyle Busch third, Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola completed the top-five in this category.


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