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Chase Elliott continues Hendrick superiority in final Cup practice at Phoenix

AUTO: FEB 12 NASCAR Cup Series - DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts (9) during Daytona 500 Media day on February 12, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott continued a recent run of superiority in NASCAR Cup practices for Hendrick Motorsports, turning in the fastest speed in Friday’s final practice at Phoenix Raceway.

Elliott was one of only two drivers who topped 134 mph in the final session with a field-best speed of 134.213 mph.

Hendrick cars have now been fastest in the last five practices dating back to the final practice session at Las Vegas two weeks ago.

Kyle Busch and his Toyota was second fastest at 134.203 mph.

Aric Almirola was the fastest Ford (133.655 mph), followed by last week’s winner at Fontana, Alex Bowman (133.403) and Ty Dillon (133.269).

Sixth through 10th were Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (132.783 mph), Joey Logano (132.670), William Byron (132.646), Erik Jones (132.616) and Brad Keselowski (132.519).

Final Cup practice results

Qualifying takes place Saturday at 2:35 p.m. ET, with Sunday’s FanShield 500 set to take the green flag at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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