Joey Logano fastest in final Cup practice in Phoenix
Joey Logano kept up Team Penske’s dominant pace by leading the Cup Series’ final practice session Saturday at ISM Raceway.
Logano posted a top speed of 137.794 mph around the 1-mile track in Phoenix.
He was followed by pole-sitter Ryan Blaney (137.221 mph).
Penske had at least two drivers in the top three in all three Cup practice sessions this weekend. Blaney was among them each time.
Logano also had the best 10-lap average at 136.137 mph.
“I think our Mustang is pretty fast,” Logano told Fox Sports 1. “It’s got good short-run speed and that’s part of the battle, but you got to make sure it lasts long. If there’s a weakness in our car it might be the long run right now.”
The top five was completed by Kevin Harvick (136.685), Kyle Busch (136.431) and Aric Almirola (136.322).
Denny Hamlin recorded the most laps in the session with 59.
The session had one extended red flag period to clean up fluid from Ross Chastain’s car.