Brendan Gaughan is fastest in final Xfinity practice at Phoenix

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Brendan Gaughan rallied to be the fastest driver in Friday’s third and final Xfinity Series practice at Phoenix Raceway.

Gaughan covered the one-mile oval with a speed of 131.152 mph, followed closely by Ryan Blaney (131.124), William Byron (131.019), Matt Tifft (130.862) and Dakoda Armstrong (130.790).

Defending 2016 Xfinity Series champion Daniel Suarez was eighth-fastest (130.638), while points leader Elliott Sadler was ninth-fastest (130.600).

Next up: Qualifying for and the DC Solar 200 race take place Saturday.

Click here for a full field run-down of Friday’s third and final Xfinity Series practice.

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