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Phoenix, which will once again host the title-decider for all three national divisions this year, is a critical track to get right for teams this season as they become acclimated with the Next Gen car.
During the first day of on-track session, the only incident involved Kyle Busch when he went spinning at the exit of Turn 4. The car was undamaged in the slide.
Although running the 670hp aero package, times are off last year with this new car. Brad Keselowski led final practice in the 2021 finale at 135.384 mph, while Larson topped the charts Tuesday at 131.728mph. The reigning champion is also the most recent winner at the Arizona race track.
Joey Logano led the way in the Ford Camp at 130.909mph while 23XI Racing topped the Toyota teams at 130.610mph.
|Pos.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Best Speed (mph)|
|1||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||131.728|
|2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||131.033|
|3||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||130.909|
|4||Ricky Stenhouse||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||130.747|
|6||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||130.515|
|7||Chris Buescher||RFK Racing||Ford||130.473|
|8||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||130.383|
|9||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||130.208|
|10||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||129.762|
|11||Daniel Suarez||Trackhouse Racing||Chevrolet||129.585|
|12||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||129.571|
|13||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||129.454|
|14||Daniel Hemric||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||129.273|
|15||Austin Cindric||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||129.060|
|16||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||128.553|
|17||Ty Dillon||Petty GMS Motorsports||Chevrolet||127.900|
|18||Loris Hezemans||Team Hezeberg||Ford||125.344|