The least surprising news of the weekend so far is that Kyle Busch is still red hot.
Busch, who has swept the last two weekends of NASCAR racing, led the first of two practice rounds in advance of Sunday's Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway (FOX, 1 p.m. ET).
In the first 55-minute session of the morning, Busch ran a best lap of 126.370 miles per hour in his all-conquering No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
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JGR teammates Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards will start from the front row Sunday, as the team placed all four of its drivers in the top five on the starting grid.
But Saturday morning's practice was a bit more egalitarian, with Chase Elliott second fast in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 126.253 mph. Then came Kurt Busch in the first of the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevys and Aric Almirola in his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. Edwards completed the top five.
With about 11 minutes left in practice, Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick had contact, causing right-front damage to Hamlin's car and the left-rear of Patrick's.
The final Happy Hour round of practice begins at 11 a.m. ET and will be televised live on FS1.
For full results from the morning session, see below.