Mark Martin is bad fast in California.
Martin posted the fastest speed in the final Sprint Cup practice on Saturday afternoon with a lap of 181.726 mph, besting Clint Bowyer’s 180.895.
Jimmie Johnson (who had led the first practice) was third, followed by pole-sitter Jamie McMurray, who had struggled in the earlier session.
Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five and was followed by Jeff Burton, Brian Vickers, Juan Pablo Montoya, Denny Hamlin and Scott Speed.
Other drivers of note included Kyle Busch (12th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (23rd) and Tony Stewart (26th).
The race is scheduled to begin shortly after 3 p.m. EST (noon local) tomorrow.