Kevin Harvick leads Saturday AM practice at Fontana.

Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet during practice.

Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet during practice.

Early Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway, it was Kevin Harvick at the top of the scoring pylon – with a lap speed of 186.018 m.p.h. – during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 practice session.

Jeff Gordon was second fastest on the pylon with a lap speed of 185.677 m.p.h., and was followed by Joey Logano (185.620 m.p.h.) who was third, Matt Kenseth (185.319) fourth and Kurt Busch (184.943) was fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Marcos Ambrose (184.829 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Jimmie Johnson (184.483) seventh, Carl Edwards (184.393) eighth, Denny Hamlin (184.351) ninth and Ryan Newman (184.327) posting the tenth fastest lap speed.

The teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session from 3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. (ET) this afternoon before returning Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Auto Club 400 – which is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET). FOX will provide television coverage of the event beginning at 2:30 p.m. (ET) with their pre-race program.

2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Second Practice Session Speeds:
1 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 38.706 186.018
2 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 38.777 185.677
3 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 38.789 185.62
4 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 38.852 185.319
5 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 38.931 184.943
6 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 38.955 184.829
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Spring is Calling Chevrolet 39.028 184.483
8 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 39.047 184.393
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 39.056 184.351
10 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 39.061 184.327
11 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Toyota 39.065 184.308
12 16 Greg Biffle 3M Aerospace Ford 39.096 184.162
13 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 39.1 184.143
14 47 AJ Allmendinger Charter Chevrolet 39.176 183.786
15 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth Ford 39.19 183.72
16 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 39.218 183.589
17 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 39.224 183.561
18 55 Brian Vickers TreatMyClot.com/Aaron’s Toyota 39.228 183.542
19 3 Austin Dillon # Cheerios Chevrolet 39.239 183.491
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 39.263 183.379
21 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 39.273 183.332
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 39.293 183.239
23 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 39.367 182.894
24 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 39.421 182.644
25 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevrolet 39.44 182.556
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 39.447 182.523
27 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 39.534 182.122
28 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 39.549 182.053
29 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops Ford 39.56 182.002
30 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy/Get Found Chevrolet 39.838 180.732
31 30 Parker Kligerman # Swan Energy Toyota 39.895 180.474
32 32 Travis Kvapil SK Hand Tools Ford 39.898 180.46
33 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 39.949 180.23
34 26 Cole Whitt # Swan Energy Toyota 40.05 179.775
35 35 David Reutimann MDS Transport Ford 40.122 179.453
36 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 40.156 179.301
37 98 Josh Wise Trench Shoring Company Chevrolet 40.197 179.118
38 33 Brian Scott(i) Whitetail Chevrolet 40.212 179.051
39 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 40.224 178.998
40 83 Ryan Truex # Borla Exhaust Toyota 40.241 178.922
41 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Brakleen/FiberLock Chevrolet 40.349 178.443
42 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 40.368 178.359
43 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota 40.4 178.218

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

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