Harvick fastest in final practice at Dover

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DOVER, Del. (AP) Kevin Harvick followed his pole qualifying run with a lap of 157.089 mph to top the speed chart in the final practice Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

Harvick won the pole on Friday and stamped himself as the driver to beat entering the third Chase for the Sprint Cup championship race.

Chase race winners Joey Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have both advanced to the next round.

Four drivers will be eliminated after every third race, and a win guarantees a driver an automatic spot in the next round. The first cutoff race is Dover and the bottom four in danger of getting eliminated are Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola.

Chase drivers took 10 of 11 spots in the final practice.