CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch was the fastest Friday night in the final practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch, who will start on the front row Saturday night alongside Matt Kenseth, turned a lap 189.354 mph.

Chase drivers had the six fastest times.

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Kurt Busch was second, followed by Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

Defending race winner Kevin Harvick was 12th, while Kenseth was the slowest of the Chase drivers with the 25th fastest lap.

Jeff Gordon struggled again in practice at a track he typically runs well at, finishing 16th.

The winner Saturday night will automatically qualify for the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.