Kyle Busch quickest in Phoenix first apply
A well-recognized title wound up atop the leaderboard within the first of two Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Collection apply periods at ISM Raceway.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch (P) was quickest within the 50-minute session with a lap of 137.562 mph (26.170 seconds). Busch is just not solely the defending race winner at ISM, however was additionally victorious on the monitor within the spring.
Fellow Toyota drivers Denny Hamlin (P) and Matt DiBenedetto had been second and third quickest, respectively. Hamlin’s quickest was 137.478 mph; DiBenedetto clocked in at 137.169 mph. Filling out the highest 5 had been Joey Logano (P) at 137.075 mph and Kyle Larson (P) at 137.049 mph.
The highest 5 drivers all ran 137 mph whereas Ryan Blaney (P), who was sixth quickest, put down a lap of 135.977 mph. Clint Bowyer was seventh quickest at 135.818 mph, Brad Keselowski was eighth at 135.522 mph, Kevin Harvick (P) ninth at 135.425 mph, and Paul Menard rounded out the highest 10 at 135.333 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott had been the one two playoff drivers outdoors the highest 10 in opening apply. Truex was 13th quickest at 135.029 mph. Elliott was 18th quickest at 134.620 mph.
Erik Jones (14th quickest), Elliott and Kurt Busch (20th quickest) ran probably the most laps in apply with 35.
Kyle Larson was quickest in the perfect 10-consecutive-lap common over Truex Jr., Harvick, Hamlin, and Elliott.
There have been no incidents in opening apply.
Thirty-nine drivers are entered within the Bluegreen Holidays 500.
UP NEXT: Closing apply at 7 p.m. ET.