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Tony Stewart tops first Phoenix practice

Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:36 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 5:08 pm
By Pete Pistone


Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart led the way in Friday's opening practice session for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Stewart turned a lap of 138.680 mph around the one-mile oval to pace the 90 minute session.

Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and last November's Phoenix winner Kasey Kahne, making his Hendrick Motorsports debut at the track, rounded out the top five.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray and last week's Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth completed the first ten.

A second practice is slated for later Friday afternoon with qualifying on tap Saturday.
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