Championship contender Logano leads practice in Miami

Championship contender Joey Logano led Saturday’s early Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he wheeled his No. 22 Team Penske Ford around the track at 169.609 mph.

No other Championship 4 driver was among the top five drivers in the 50-minute practice session.

RELATED: Early practice results

Aric Almirola was second-fastest in the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at 169.194 mph. Pole winner Denny Hamlin was third after he pushed the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to 168.492 mph. Ryan Newman (167.999 mph) and Erik Jones (167.411 mph) rounded out the top five.

The remaining three Championship 4 drivers were scattered throughout the leaderboard, with Martin Truex Jr. ninth in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota (166.718 mph), Kyle Busch 23rd in the  No. 18 JGR Toyota (164.489 mph) and Kevin Harvick 28th in the No. 4 SHR Ford (163.552 mph).

The No. 1 of Jamie McMurray and No. 15 of Ross Chastain both served 15-minute penalties for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice.

The Monster Energy Series returns to the track at 2 p.m. ET (NBCSN/NBC Sports App) for the final practice session of the weekend.

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