Kevin Harvick Fastest in Final Practice at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick topped the chart for the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice.

The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the final practice session at Phoenix International Raceway with a time of 26.409 and a speed of 136.317 mph followed by teammate Kurt Busch who was second in his No. 41 Chevrolet with a speed of 136.173 mph. Kyle Busch was third in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a time of 26.452 and a speed of 136.096 mph followed by Chase Elliott in fourth in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a time of 26.462 and a speed of 136.044 mph. Austin Dillon rounded out the top-five in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a time of 26.481 and a speed of 135.947 mph.

Kasey Kahne was sixth in his No. 5 HMS Chevrolet while Brad Keselowski was seventh in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Martin Truex Jr. was eighth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota and Joey Logano was ninth in his No. 22 Ford. Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-10 in his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford.
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Kahne posted the fastest 10 consecutive lap average with a speed of 135.339 mph, Kurt Busch was second with a speed of 135.263 mph and Truex was third with a speed of 135.174 mph. Paul Menard, who was 16th fastest in his No. 27 RCR Chevrolet, was fourth with a speed of 135.054 mph as Kyle Busch rounded out the top five with a speed of 134.977 mph.

All that remains for the Sprint Cup Series is to run the Good Sam 500 tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. on FOX.

Complete Final Practice Results


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