Articles tagged ‘Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway’

Nov 09

Matt Kenseth Makes The Most Of Second Chances

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 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 in staying alive in the quest for a second series title. Interestingly, Kenseth’s 2003 championship season, accomplished with a single victory, is generally credited as the impetus for the Chase, a 10-race playoff where winning typically has been of paramount importance. And though Kenseth has survived the first two rounds of the Chase without a victory, he understands that he may well have to win Sunday at Phoenix to advance past the ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman expects a wild and crazy race on Sunday at Phoenix

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski focused on making final four

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin embraces second chance at a title

NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

Chase Elliott Crowned 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Late-Race Restart Propels James Buescher to Top-15 Finish at Phoenix

James Buescher, No. 99 Rheem Manufacturing Company® Toyota Camry AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 9, 2014) - Looking to recover from a disappointing finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, James Buescher and the RAB Racing/Rheem team used a late-race green-white-checkered flag restart to climb their way back inside the top-15. ... FULL STORY »

Frustrating Day Leads to 13th-Place Finish for Kyle Larson at Phoenix

Kyle Larson (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images) AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 9, 2014) - Making his fourth-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team fought to find speed around the mile-long oval, spending the ... FULL STORY »

Dylan Kwasniewski (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey / Getty Images)
Dylan Kwasniewski Overcomes Adversity, Finishes 15th in the Desert
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 9, 2014) - The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) made its second and final stop of the 2014 season this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for the DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans 200. Dylan Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink / F.O.E. team looked to ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Erik Jones (KBM) - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Erik Jones 2014 NNS DAV 200 Post Race Report
Posted 11.09.14
Box Score Info: RACE: DAV 200 TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway DRIVER: Erik Jones CAR: No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry START: 3rd FINISH: 6th LAPS: 206 / 206 Post-Race Highlights: • Erik Jones and the No. 20 GameStop Camry team recovered from troubles experienced on the first pit stop of ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Brian Scott (Shore Lodge) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Brian Scott Earns Ninth Consecutive Top-10 Finish at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.09.14
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Whitetail Chevrolet Camaro team collected their 29th top-10 qualifying position of the season at Phoenix International Raceway starting in the ninth position for the DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans. The 200-lap event only had five cautions giving the Phil Gould-led team ample chances ...FULL STORY »
Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Ty Dillon Records Seventh Top-Five Finish of Season at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.09.14
Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Bass Pro Shops / TRACKER Boats Chevrolet Camaro to a fourth-place finish Saturday afternoon in the DAV 200, recording the team's seventh top-five finish of the season. Earlier in the afternoon, Dillon qualified seventh and noted his team's Chevrolet Camaro had a ...FULL STORY »
No. 62 Charter Communications Chevrolet Camaro (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Brendan Gaughan Earns Seventh Top-10 Finish of Season at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.09.14
Brendan Gaughan and the Charter Communications Chevrolet Camaro qualified eighth for the DAV 200 - Honoring American Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway. This was the seventh top-10 starting position of the season for the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team. During the first caution on lap 38, Gaughan visited pit ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Kyle Busch and 54 Team Disappointing Second-Place Finish at Phoenix
Posted 11.09.14
Monster Energy Program Dominated Race from Pole Position until Late-Race Caution Affected Outcome Date: November 8, 2014 Event: DAV 200 (Race 32 of 33) Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series Location: Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) Start / Finish: ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Trevor Bayne Earns Top-10 Finish in Phoenix
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 8, 2014) – Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang, recorded his sixth consecutive top-10 finish at Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event on Saturday afternoon, earning a ninth-place finish. “I’m happy with ninth today,” said Bayne after the ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Reed (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Ryan Reed; The No. 16 Team Finishes 19th in Phoenix
Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 8, 2014) – Ryan Reed, driver of the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang was poised for a top-15 finish late in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race, until an unscheduled green flag pit stop with 24 ...FULL STORY »
Elliott Sadler (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
Elliott Sadler Finishes Third at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.09.14
Box Score Info: RACE: DAV 200 – Honoring America’s Veterans TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway DRIVER: Elliott Sadler CAR: No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry START: 4th FINISH: 3rd LAPS: 206 / 206 POINTS POSITION: 4th (66 points out of 1st) Post-Race Highlights: • For the last West Coast race of the ...FULL STORY »

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