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Articles tagged ‘Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway’

Nov 14
Friday

Different Strokes For Different Drivers?

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) in garage area - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Brad Keselowski tried to go up the middle between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson late in the Chase race at Texas. The result? A cut tire and a 29th-place finish for Gordon, a fight on pit road and criticism of Keselowski from many of his peers. Last Sunday at Phoenix, Ryan Newman door-slammed Kyle Larson on the final lap to pick up the one position he needed to advance to the Championship 4 Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For the most part, Newman got a pass for doing what was necessary to retain his title hopes. To be sure, there were differences between the two incidents. Newman’s move worked — he got the position ... FULL STORY »

Chase racing means never having to say you’re sorry

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Ryan Newman has no reason to apologize. Sure, Newman dive-bombed Sunoco Rookie of the Year front-runner Kyle Larson on the final lap of Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, but there were extenuating circumstances. For Newman, that ... FULL STORY »

Joey Coulter and the No. 21 Allegiant Travel Team Exit Phoenix International Raceway Early

Joey Coulter (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) Coulter Finishes 30th in Dark Night at Phoenix International Raceway On Friday a major power outage in Phoenix’s West Valley left fans and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers in the dark causing a one-hour and 17-minute delay to ... FULL STORY »

Early-Race Incident Relegates Spencer Gallagher to a 31st-Place Finish at Phoenix International Raceway

Spencer Gallagher (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) Under an almost full moon, a power outage plagued the Avondale, Arizona area. The start of the Lucas Oil 150 was put on hold Friday night for more than an hour as utility crews worked to restore power to the ... FULL STORY »

Premature Finish Haults Brandon Jones’ Phoenix Progression

Brandon Jones, No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado Jones’ Late-Race Efforts Cut Short at Phoenix Brandon Jones led the way for GMS Racing in the Lucas Oil 150 with a 12th-place finish at the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Originally scheduled for 150 laps, the race was shortened to ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski’s Championship Run Ends

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images On Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Brad Keselowski ran out of magic. The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford, who survived the Contender Round with an 11th-hour win at Talladega, finished fourth in the final race of the Chase ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin’s Pit Crew Has Redeeming Stop

Denny Hamlin - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Denny Hamlin’s championship hopes were in dire jeopardy early in Sunday’s race, when the rear tire changer’s air gun knocked off the valve stem and flattened the tire, forcing Hamlin to return to the pits. Hamlin twice went a lap down ... FULL STORY »



Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth is philosophical about elimination from the Chase
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— It was difficult for Matt Kenseth to be too disappointed about his elimination from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Kenseth doesn’t have a victory this season, and his No. 20 Toyota hasn’t been consistently as fast as the front-running cars of Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano ...FULL STORY »
Despite Remarkable Season, Jeff Gordon Won’t Be A Champion In 2014
Posted 11.09.14
In shades of old, Hendrick Motorsports’ Jeff Gordon was in rare form in 2014. How rare? How about four wins, 14 top-fives and 22 top-10s. In the end though, it didn’t matter. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion won’t be in the final round of the Chase next Sunday from Homestead-Miami (Fla.) ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
First Time Sprint Cup Series Champion Bound For Homestead
Posted 11.09.14
When the checkered flag flew at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on Sunday afternoon, three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions found themselves without hopes for another trophy, but four drivers found themselves eyeing one. Their first one. Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman will head to Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway for ...FULL STORY »
Landon Cassill (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Landon Cassill Crashes At Phoenix
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Landon Cassill finished 32nd in Saturday’s DAV 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway after a blown tire caused him to crash. Cassill’s Flex Seal Chevrolet blew a right-front tire 81 laps into the race, and the damage forced him to park for the rest of ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth Makes The Most Of Second Chances
Posted 11.09.14
The Champions Tour, for golfers age 50 and over, has been called the biggest mulligan in professional sports, but Matt Kenseth thinks he’s found the NASCAR equivalent. Though he’s still looking for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory this season, Kenseth has used the new Chase format to his advantage ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ryan Newman expects a wild and crazy race on Sunday at Phoenix
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— Ryan Newman is hoping for a calm race on Sunday—but he doesn’t expect it. With one race left to determine the four drivers who will qualify to run for the championship on Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Newman won’t be surprised at all if Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Brad Keselowski focused on making final four
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. – The most pressing questions of the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are in order: 1. Why does everyone seem to hate Brad Keselowski? 2. Will anyone be so bold as to turn the No. 2 Ford Fusion into ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin embraces second chance at a title
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Unless and until Denny Hamlin wins his first Sprint Cup championship, the legacy of Phoenix International Raceway and the 2010 season will haunt one of NASCAR’s most successful drivers. But failure to seize opportunity had to be the furthest thing from Hamlin’s mind when dusk turned to ...FULL STORY »
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates with his father, Hall of Fame driver Bill and mother Cindy after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship following his fifth place finish in the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Chase Elliott Crowned 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 8, 2014) – Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro, claimed the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) championship with a fifth-place finish in the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. His title, the first for Elliott and first for team owner Dale Earnhardt, ...FULL STORY »


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