Chris Buescher topped the speed tables in the first of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series on Saturday at ISM Raceway, his No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet clocked in at 137,973 mph.
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Police Officers Ryan Blaney, who paced opening practice on Friday, were second on the speed charts with a fast lap of 137,915 mph in his No. 12 Ford. Blaney’s Team Penske Teammate Brad Keselowski was the third fastest (137,646 mph), while Kyle Larson’s 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet ranked fourth at 137,615 mph. ISM Raceway’s latest winner Kyle Busch rounded off the top five in his 18-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (1
Nine-time Phoenix winner Kevin Harvick ranked sixth fastest on the lead in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.
After his physical change during Friday’s qualification, Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell met one by one and with NASCAR before Saturday’s practice. Suarez No. 41 was ranked 22 in practice, while McDowell came 29th fastest in No. 34.
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Monster Energy Series cars return to the track at ISM Raceway at. 02:05 ET for final exercise on FS1.