Keselowski fast again

DOVER, DE - MAY 31: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE - MAY 31:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE – MAY 31: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

DOVER, Del. — Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning practice, then was second-fastest in the afternoon practice session for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks.

Keselowski’s Miller Lite Ford clocked 159.702 mph on its first lap of the morning. Kevin Harvick (Budweiser Chevrolet, 159.341) was next at 159.341 mph, a far cry from the 163 mph and faster that drivers were turning during Friday’s record-shattering qualifying runs.

Brian Vickers, Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Marcos Ambrose and Johnson also topped 158 mph in race trim during the first practice.

Johnson’s early speed of 158.863 mph held up in the afternoon. He was followed on the pylon by Keselowski (158.270), Ryan Newman (158.263) and Denny Hamlin (158.193). Happy Hour was incident-free, with Harvick, Johnson and Keselowski recording the best average times for 10 consecutive laps.

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