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Ross Chastain paces Cup practice at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. - Title contender Ross Chastain posted the fastest lap in Friday’s Cup practice at Phoenix Raceway.

Chastain led the way with a lap of 133.240 mph.

Ryan Blaney was second on the speed chart with a lap of 133.038 mph. He was followed by Kyle Busch (132.964 mph), Tyler Reddick (132.905) and Kevin Harvick (132.905).

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Chastain was the only championship contender in the top six. Joey Logano (132.802 mph) was seventh, Chase Elliott (132.343 mph) was 10th and Christopher Bell (131.719 mph) was 20th.

Blaney had the fastest average over 10 consecutive laps at 132.272 mph. Chase Elliott was fourth on that list but had the fastest average over 10 consecutive laps among the title contenders at 131.485 mph. Logano’s average was 131.470 mph, Chastain’s average was 131.248 mph and Bell’s average was 31st at 128.549 mph.

Cup qualifying is at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on USA Network.

The Cup season finale is at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC and Peacock.

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