AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Kenseth posted the fastest lap Friday in the first practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, turned a lap of 137.023 mph during the 85-minute practice on the one-mile Phoenix International oval.
The two other Gibbs drivers, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, also were fast, with Busch second and Hamlin fourth on the speed chart. Mark Martin was third-fastest in his Toyota.
Danica Patrick, who won the pole position and finished eighth in the season-opening Daytona 500 last Sunday, was 30th fastest in Friday's practice, at 134.163 mph.