Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick made sure that he picked up the honours in all three of this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup practice sessions at Pocono Raceway, as he added both of Saturday's sessions to his earlier success topping Friday's sole session.
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Harvick also topped two of the three rounds of qualifying on Friday evening, only missing out in the final pole shoot-out which means he will start from a relatively lowly fifth place on the grid for Sunday afternoon's Axalta We Paint Winners 400. However, Harvick's team mate Kurt Busch was there to pick up pole position instead meaning that even this was kept in the SHR family.
Although he had missed out on pole in qualifying in the meantime, Harvick didn't miss a beat on Saturday morning and picked up in second practice where he had left off in Friday's session, going top with a benchmark time of 51.236s (175.658mph) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. That was 0.018s faster than Hendrick Motorsport's Dale Earnhardt Jr., who pipped Joe Gibbs Racing's Carl Edwards to second spot by just one thousandths of a second.
Edwards' team mate Denny Hamlin bounced back from his qualifying spin to set the fourth fastest time of the incident-free 55-minute morning session, putting him just behind Furniture Row Racing's Martin Truex Jr. who continued to look in strong form at the unique 'Tricky Triangle' ahead of Sunday race, while pole winner Kurt Busch was in relatively relaxed mood as he set the ninth-fastest time in the Stewart-Haas Racing #41.
The warmer noon temperatures meant that the final practice session saw the fastest times of the day with Harvick improving his benchmark to 51.144s (175.974mph), with Ganassi's Kyle Larson coming best of the rest with a lap almost two tenths off Harvick, and Kasey Kahne taking third for Hendrick Motorsports.
Edward - the only other driver to finish in the top five in all three practices this weekend at Pocono, and who will share the front row with Busch for the start of tomorrow's race - was fourth fastest just ahead of Busch himself, while Truex slipped to sixth place just ahead of Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the second Ganassi car driven by Jamie McMurray.
Earnhardt is in with a shot of making it three straight wins at Pocono, a 'three-peat' feat at the tri-oval which if he were to pull it off would make him only the third driver ever in NASCAR Cup history alongside Bobby Allison and Tim Richmond.
There are now no further track sessions available to the Cup drivers now until the cars take to the track for the green flag to the race itself shortly after 1pm local time (6pm BST) on Sunday.
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