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MENCS: Chase Elliott tops final practice at the Charlotte Roval

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Chase Elliott was fastest in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series final practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Elliott posted a top speed of 102.101 mph around the Roval.

Rounding out the top five in final practice were Martin Truex Jr. in second (playoffs) with a speed of 102.101 mph, Brad Keselowski in third (playoffs) with a speed of 101.891 mph, Clint Bowyer in fourth (playoffs) with a speed of 101.775 mph and Michael McDowell in fifth with a speed of 101.756 mph.

Drivers has their fare share of troubles in final practice.

Martin Truex Jr. brought out the red flag early in final practice when a mechanical issue caused him to stall on the backstretch.

Jimmie Johnson spun and backed into the tire barrier in Turn 5 later in final practice.

Austin Dillion spun Turn 5 with under 5 minutes left in final practice.

Alex Bowman, who qualified in the second position, wrecked with 35 seconds left in final practice.

The team just announced that Bowman will have to go to a backup car, which means driver No. 88 will have to start from the rear of the field.

Below is where the remainder of the playoffs drivers placed in final practice. 

Ryan Blaney - P6

William Byron - P7

Kyle Larson - P8

Kurt Busch - P9

Alex Bowman (backup) - P10

Denny Hamlin - P11

Joey Logano - P12

Kevin Harvick - P14

Kyle Busch - P18

Aric Almirola - P19

Erik Jones - P20

Ryan Newman - P24

Live coverage of the Bank of America Roval 400 begins tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC and PRN/Sirius XM Channel 90


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