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Friday, April 8, 2011
Kasey Kahne fastest in final practice

By Todd Archer

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Qualifying for Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is at 5:40 p.m. and Kasey Kahne posted the fastest practice speed Friday afternoon at 183.899 mph, one of two Toyotas in the top 10.

Four Fords, led by Carl Edwards (183.755 mph) and three Chevrolets, led by Paul Menard (183.892 mph) fill out the top 10 with only one Dodge (Kurt Busch, 183.692 mph).

For Kahne the session was much better than the big crash suffered last week at Martinsville on Lap 221. Kahne tied for the series lead with four poles last year and he is looking for his first this season.

Speeds in the second practice were slower with teams in their race trim during the session. Twenty drivers were faster in Thursday’s practice.