CUP: Elliott Still Quick at Phoenix; Leads Saturday Morning Practice

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Chase Elliott drives around PIR during practice (Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America).

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series sophomore driver Chase Elliott was quickest during Saturday’s morning practice after posting the fastest speed in Friday’s lone session at Phoenix.

The driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet put up the fast lap of 26.475 seconds (135.977 mph) and maintained the top spot throughout the 55-minute session.

Pole-sitter Joey Logano was second  (135.466 mph) followed by Kyle Larson (135.323 mph), last week’s winner Martin Truex Jr. (135.206 mph) and Brad Keselowski (135.171 mph) completing the top-five.

Eight-time Phoenix winner Kevin Harvick (135.089 mph) was sixth quick followed by  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (134.988 mph) in seventh., Kasey Kahne (134.902 mph), Ryan Blaney (134.887 mph) and Kyle Busch (134.852 mph) rounded out the top-109.

The practice was slowed once for debris as Cup drivers will return on-track for one more practice session at 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT and can be seen live on FOX Sports 2.


RESULTS: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series; Second Practice; Phoenix Raceway; March 18, 2017

  1. Chase Elliott
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Ryan Blaney
  10. Kyle Busch
  11. Jamie McMurray
  12. Erik Jones
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Clint Bowyer
  15. Matt Kenseth
  16. Ryan Newman
  17. Kurt Busch
  18. Daniel Suarez
  19. Trevor Bayne
  20. Jimmie Johnson
  21. Paul Menard
  22. Aric Almirola
  23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  24. Chris Buescher
  25. Danica Patrick
  26. A.J. Allmendinger
  27. Matt DiBenedetto
  28. Ty Dillon
  29. Michael McDowell
  30. Landon Cassill
  31. Austin Dillon
  32. David Ragan
  33. Cole Whitt
  34. Gray Gaulding
  35. Reed Sorenson
  36. Corey LaJoie
  37. Derrike Cope
  38. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  39. Timmy Hill

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