Articles tagged ‘Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway’

Sep 24

500th Truck Series race marks rich history, bright future of the division

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Logo Born to modest beginnings in the American Southwest, NASCAR’s launching pad, otherwise known as the Camping World Truck Series, will celebrate a major milestone on Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There, shortly after 1 p.m. ET (on FS1), the green flag will signal the start of the 500th race in a series that has provided indispensable impetus to the careers of some of NASCAR’s top stars. Carl Edwards, for one, recognizes the debt he owes to the series and to long-time owners such as Mike Mittler, who gave Edwards his start in trucks. “The Truck Series means a lot to me, and it means a lot to my career, for the fact that Mike Mittler has owned a ... FULL STORY »

Motor Racing Network (MRN) To Broadcast NASCAR K&N Pro Series Finales

Motor Racing Network Logo Championship Races At Dover, Phoenix Will Air Live CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2015) – Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – is highlighting its fall schedule with a pair of broadcasts to showcase some of stock car ... FULL STORY »

Jamie Dick Hopeful For XFINITY Series Return At Iowa Speedway

2015 NXS Driver Jamie Dick - Photo Credit: Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images Viva Motorsports owner and driver Jamie Dick told Friday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway that he is hopeful to make his NASCAR XFINITY Series return at Iowa Speedway in two weeks. The Albuquerque, New Mexico driver has been sidelined since ... FULL STORY »

Daniel Suárez Has Another Solid Outing In The Desert

2015 NXS Driver Daniel Suarez - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images No. 18 ARRIS Toyota Camry Team Finish 11th At Phoenix International Raceway Box Score Info: RACE: NASCAR XFNITY Series – Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway DRIVER: Daniel Suárez CAR: No. 18 ARRIS Toyota Camry START: ... FULL STORY »

JJ Yeley Battles for 24th Place Finish in Phoenix

2015 NXS Driver JJ Yeley (JGL Racing) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images AVONDALE, AZ. (March 16, 2015) - JJ Yeley and his JGL Racing team battled handling issues on their No. 28 Texas 28 Spirits Stage Toyota as they finished 24th in the running of the 11th Annual Axalta Faster. ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Reed Finishes 13th at Phoenix

2015 NXS Driver Ryan Reed (Lilly Diabetes) - Photo Credit: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images AVONDALE, Ariz. (March 14, 2015) – Ryan Reed earned a 13th-place finish in the fourth NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) on Saturday afternoon. The team made adjustments throughout the race that improved ... FULL STORY »

Dylan Lupton Captures Top-20 In XFINITY Series Debut; John Wes Townley Looks Ahead To California

No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro Concord, N.C. (Mar. 15, 2015) – As debuts go, place a check in the success column when grading Dylan Lupton’s first outing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The 21-year-old standout in the NASCAR K&N West Series admitted to being ... FULL STORY »

Matt DiBenedetto (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Matt DiBenedetto 35th In Cup Debut For BK Racing
Posted 03.15.15
Avondale, Ariz. – It wasn’t exactly the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Matt DiBenedetto had envisioned, but the BK Racing driver gained priceless experience during Sunday’s 500 at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. After failing to qualify the past two weeks at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway and Las Vegas (Nev.) ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 4 Crew Chief Rodney Childers - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
The Pressure’s Off — Or Is It? (Rodney Childers)
Posted 03.15.15
Surprisingly, winning crew chief Rodney Childers, who guided Kevin Harvick to victory in Sunday’s race at Phoenix, said he felt more pressure to win that event than he did entering last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “Somebody asked me what was wrong with me ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, hits the wall during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Tony Stewart’s Slow Start Continues At Phoenix
Posted 03.15.15
AVONDALE, Arizona – It appeared for a while that Tony Stewart would be able to turn around his slow start to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. Instead, Stewart found himself crashed twice in the 500 and left with a 39th place ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Quietly Ryan Newman Posts Another Top-Five Finish
Posted 03.15.15
AVONDALE, Arizona – Repeat. Well, thus far. Ryan Newman and his Richard Childress Racing team haven’t scored their first victory together in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but the duo continues to build consistency around their No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet team. For the second consecutive weekend, Newman posted a ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 NATIONWIDE Chevrolet, spins on the track in front of Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Lachlan Cunningham / Getty Images)
Crash Leaves Dale Earnhardt Jr. 43rd In Phoenix
Posted 03.15.15
Avondale, Ariz. – Dale Earnhardt Jr’s strong start to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season came to an abrupt end on Sunday at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway in the 500. Earnhardt was attempting to climb from a deep hole after speeding on pit road early in the ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Eric McClure (HEFTY/Reynolds Wrap) - Photo Credit Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Eric McClure Posts 29th-place Finish at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 03.15.15
Abingdon, VA (March 15, 2015)- Eric McClure and the No. 24 Hefty® / Reynolds Wrap® Toyota team posted a 29th-place finish in Saturday's AXALTA Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Speedway. With this finish, McClure sits 16th in the driver standings, 11 markers outside of the top-15, heading into ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR
David Starr finishes 21st in the AXALTA 200
Posted 03.15.15
David Starr started the AXALTA 200 from the 25th position. Early into the race, Starr came on the radio and reported that his No. 44 Zachry Camry was tight in turns 3 and 4, so the team came to pit road for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Cale Conley - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Cale Conley Finishes 22nd in the AXALTA 200
Posted 03.15.15
Handling problems plagued the No. 14 IAVA Team this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Cale Conley showed speed in practice leading up to Saturday's AXALTA 200, posting speeds in the top 20. The track slowed a bit on race day and Conley qualified his Toyota Camry in the 26th position, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Blake Koch Finishes 25th in the AXALTA 200
Posted 03.15.15
Blake Koch qualified 19th for the 200-mile race in the No. 8 Alliance Bio Energy Toyota Camry. Early into the race, Koch came on the radio and reported that he believed there was a plug wire loose under the hood. When the first caution flag was shown, Koch came down ...FULL STORY »

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