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Chase Elliott is fastest in Friday’s lone Cup practice at Phoenix

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott was fastest in Friday’s only NASCAR Cup practice session at Phoenix Raceway.

Elliott had a top speed of 137.101 mph around the 1-mile oval, tops of the 38 drivers who practiced. Near the end of the session, some smoke came out from Elliott’s car, but his team was inspecting it in the garage afterward.

After Elliott was Kyle Larson (136.472 mph), Joey Logano (136.441), Las Vegas winner Martin Truex Jr. (136.168) and Ryan Blaney (136.157).

The Cup drivers take to the track at 7:45 p.m. ET with qualifying for Sunday’s Camping World 500.

Click here for Friday’s full field practice report.

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