Chris Buescher paces practice at ISM Raceway

Chris Buescher topped the speed charts in the first of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices on Saturday at ISM Raceway, his No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet clocking in at 137.973 mph.

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Polesitter Ryan Blaney, who paced opening practice on Friday, was 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 third-fastest (137.646 mph), while Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet ranked fourth at 137.615 mph. ISM Raceway’s most recent winner Kyle Busch rounded out the top five in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (137.594 mph).

Nine-time Phoenix winner Kevin Harvick ranked sixth-fastest on the leaderboard in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

After their physical altercation during Friday’s qualifying, Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell met one-on-one and with NASCAR prior to Saturday’s practice. Suarez’s No. 41 ranked 22nd in practice, while McDowell came up 29th-fastest in the No. 34.

MORE: McDowell reflects on fight

Monster Energy Series cars return to the track at ISM Raceway at 2:05 p.m. ET for the final practice on FS1.

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