RELATED: Early practice results
Kyle Larson led Saturday’s opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, turning a lap in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at 132.586 mph.
Larson also was fastest in Friday’s Monster Energy Series practice; he will start second in Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Ryan Blaney was second-fastest in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, speeding around the 1.058-mile track at 132.517 mph.
Last week’s NASCAR Playoffs opener winner Martin Truex Jr. was third in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota at 132.503 mph.
A pair of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota and Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota, rounded out the top five.
The Monster Energy Series returns to the track for final practice at 11:30 a.m. ET (NBC Sports App). A long list of drivers are slated to miss practice time for inspection violations, including Joey Logano scheduled to miss the entire session for failing pre-qualifying inspection Friday.