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Chase Elliott fastest in first of two Saturday Cup practices at Phoenix

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 - Qualifying

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 17: Detail photo of Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 17, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott continues to have a stellar weekend at Phoenix Raceway.

After being fastest in Friday’s lone NASCAR Cup practice session, Elliott doubled up by also being fastest in Saturday’s first of two Cup practices.

Elliott paced the field with a top speed of 135.977 mph.

Pole-sitter Joey Logano was second-fastest at 135.466 mph, followed by Kyle Larson (135.323), Las Vegas winner Martin Truex Jr. (135.206), Brad Keselowski (135.171), eight-time Phoenix Cup race winner Kevin Harvick (135.089), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (134.988), Kasey Kahne (134.902), Ryan Blaney (134.887) and Kyle Busch (134.852).

The third and final Cup practice is early this afternoon, followed by the DC Solar 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Sunday marks the main event of the weekend, the Camping World 500 NASCAR Cup race.

Click here for the full grid from the first of Saturday’s two practices.

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