Kevin Harvick fastest in second Cup practice at Phoenix

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Kevin Harvick topped the speed chart in the first of two Cup Series practice sessions Saturday at Phoenix Raceway.

Harvick, an eight-time winner at Phoenix, posted a speed of 143.328 mph around the 1-mile track.

The top five in the session were Harvick, Chase Elliott (134.163), Kasey Kahne (134.083), Martin Truex Jr. (134.058) and Denny Hamlin (133.934).

Here’s where the rest of the eight playoff drivers finished:

6. Kyle Busch (133.869)

14. Jimmie Johnson (133.561)

20. Ryan Blaney (132.895)

21. Brad Keselowski (132.841)

The session was stopped after about 12 minutes for a spin by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as he exited Turn 2. Stenhouse kept the No. 17 Ford from hitting anything.

He finished the session 15th fastest.

Daniel Hemric briefly drove the No. 13 Chevrolet for Ty Dillon in the session. Hemric is the appointed relief driver for Dillon, who is on baby watch as his wife Haley Dillon expects their first child. The No. 13 Chevy was 32nd fastest.

Click here for the practice report.