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THE RACE: SERVICEMASTER 200

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #32 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: ServiceMaster

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:14pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Mountain Time)

Thursday, November 7th

7:30 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, November 8th

8:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM-11:30 AM NNS PRACTICE
1:35 PM-2:20 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

Saturday, November 9th

7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:35 AM (12:35 PM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
12:15 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
1:35 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
2:00 PM (4:00 PM/ET) NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
2:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Busch wins at Phoenix: #54-Kyle Busch won the Servicemaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway for his 12th win of the season. #31-Justin Allgaier finished second followed by #3-Austin Dillon, #7-Regan Smith, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #18-Matt Kenseth, #6-Trevor Bayne, #11-Elliott Sadler, #33-Kevin Harvick, and #48-Ryan Blaney. Dillon has an 8 point lead going into the season ending race at Homestead.
    There were 7 cautions for 34 laps and 7 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual ServiceMaster 200, his 63rd victory in 269 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his 12th victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his sixth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 11 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Austin Dillon (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Alex Bowman (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Austin Dillon leads the point standings by 8 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-9-2013)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1) #3-Austin Dillon 1148
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 1140, -8
    3) #7-Regan Smith 1093, -55
    4) #31-Justin Allgaier 1065, -83
    5) #11-Elliott Sadler 1062, -86
    6) #6-Trevor Bayne5 1047, -101
    7) #2-Brian Scott 1041, -107
    8) #20-Brian Vickers 970, -178
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 957, -191
    10) #77-Parker Kligerman 956, -192 See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Phoenix are posted (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #99-Bowman, 11th
    Caution 3: #16-Reed, 15th
    Caution 4: #30-Piquet, 18th
    Caution 5: #30-Piquet (2), 18th
    Caution 6: #22-Keselowski, 19th
    Caution 7: #79-Earnhardt, 20th
    (11-9-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Busch on pole at Phoenix: #54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole for the Servicemaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 133.422mph. #3-Austin Dillon will start second. The rest of the top 10: #33-Kevin Harvick, #22-Brad Keselowski, #2-Brian Scott, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #18-Matt Kenseth, #77-Parker Kligerman, #48-Ryan Blaney, and #20-Drew Herring. Did Not Qualify: #89-Morgan Shepherd and #92-Dexter Stacey. The starting lineup is posted on the Phoenix starting lineup page (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual ServiceMaster 200 with a lap of 26.982 seconds, 133.422 mph.
    This is his 36th pole in 269 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his 10th pole and 20th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his sixth pole in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Austin Dillon (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2013 and his fourth in five races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Kevin Harvick(i) (third) posted his 16th top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his seventh in 11 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (13th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-9-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Allgaier fastest in happy hour: #31-Justin Allgaier was quickest during happy hour for the Servicemaster 200 with a speed of 132.827mph. He was followed by: #33-Kevin Harvick, #3-Austin Dillon, #99-Alex Bowman, #43-Michael Annett, #54-Kyle Busch, #20-Drew Herring, #2-Brian Scott, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #32-Kyle Larson. 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2013)

  • Scott fastest in first practice: #2-Brian Scott was fastest during opening practice at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 133.586mph. #3-Austin Dillon was second, followed by: #7-Regan Smith, #32-Kyle Larson, #6-Trevor Bayne, #48-Ryan Blaney, #60-Travis Pastrana, #33-Kevin Harvick, #54-Kyle Busch, and #22-Brad Keselowski. 41 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday night's Servicemaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. A few notes:
    Ryan Reed will be in the Roush #16;
    Matt Kenseth returns to the #18 for Joe Gibbs;
    Drew Herring will drive the #20 in place of Brian Vickers;
    Timmy Hill will be in the #23 for Rick Ware;
    Chad Hackebracht returns to the TriStar #44;
    Ryan Blaney will drive the #48 for Penske.
    Kelly Admiraal had announced that he would attempt the race in the #56 but is not on the preliminary list.(11-4-2013)
    UPDATE: Kelly Admirall will be in the #24 for SR2. Dexter Stacey has been added with his #92 team.(11-7-2013)
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.

  • Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series in Phoenix Action: The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is down to two races remaining and the Chase moves to the 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for a 500-kilometer race on Sunday, Nov. 10. ESPN will have a live telecast with NASCAR Countdown at 2 p.m. ET and the races green flag at 3:15 p.m., with the telecast presented by Quicken Loans. The NASCAR Nationwide Series also races at PIR on Saturday, Nov. 9. ESPN2 will have a live telecast with NASCAR Countdown at 3:30 p.m. and the green flag at 4:16 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(11-4-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire:
    Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials (Sprint Cup & Nationwide);
    Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials (Camping World Truck)

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires:

    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200;
    Nationwide: Left-side  475, Right-side  475
    Camping World Truck: Left-side  375, Right-side -- 375

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4612; Right-side -- D-4594

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,223 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi;
    Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded Goodyear Eagle, while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded Goodyear Wrangler . . . while Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran this right-side tire code (D-4594) at Phoenix in March, this is a new left-side tire code (D-4612) . . . compared to what was run earlier this season, this left-side code features both compound and construction changes . . . the compound change is designed to give the cars more grip, while the construction change brings this tire in line with what is run at New Hampshire . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Phoenix on September 10-11 . . . Sprint Cup teams participating in that test were the No. 10 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet, No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford, No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Will Phoenix Play Role In Deciding Champion Once Again?
    Over the last two years Phoenix International Raceway and its tight-knit racing has done its part in determining the NASCAR Nationwide Series champion. If thats to be the case again this season, Sam Hornish Jr., who sits six points back of leader Austin Dillon, hopes to buck the recent trend of the second-place driver heading into the penultimate race both seasons.
    Last season, eventual champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler arrived in Phoenix tied in points. Everything seemed to be going well for both frontrunners until Turn 3 on the final lap when Sadler got caught up in an accident with Brendan Gaughan and Cole Whitt. Stenhouse finished third, left Phoenix with a 20-point advantage and cruised to his second consecutive title.
    In 2011, the same two drivers, Stenhouse and Sadler, entered Phoenix in a close battle for the championship. Stenhouse held a lead of 17 markers, but was able to widen that gap to 41 after Sadler, who finished 27th, was involved in a five-car accident in Turn 3 just 23 laps shy of the end of the race. Stenhouse placed sixth while Hornish captured his first series victory that day.
    As the current second-place driver, Hornish hopes to avoid the same fate Sadler experienced the two previous seasons. He, however, has had more success at the one-mile track than Dillon, which might come into play during Saturdays ServiceMaster 200. In six starts at Phoenix, Hornish has three top 10s in the series. In eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, hes collected only one top-10 finish  a ninth in the spring 2009 race. In addition, his first win in the IndyCar Series came at PIR in the opening race of the 2001 season. He collected another IndyCar win there four years later.
    Although Dillon has never captured a checkered flag at Phoenix, hes still run well there posting three top-10 finishes in four starts. His last three trips have yielded finishes of fourth, sixth and sixth. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, hes placed seventh and fifth.        

    Key To Phoenix: Qualify Well
    If Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr. want to remain at the head of the class, theres one simple rule theyll need to remember at Phoenix International Raceway  qualify well to finish well. In 18 of the last 23 NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the one-mile track, the winner has come from the first two rows.
    Six drivers, including the last two winners, have won from the pole. Five times a winner has come from the outside of the front row. Three drivers have won from the third starting position, and the driver starting in the fourth position has won four times. The furthest back in a starting field that an eventual winner has started was 20th when Greg Biffle won the April 2005 race. Other starting positions that have yielded race winners are fifth (Hornish, Nov. 2011); eighth (Elliott Sadler, March 2012); 14th (Kevin Harvick, April 2006) and 18th (Scott Wimmer, Nov. 2002).   
    Not only has the eventual race winner started on the first two rows in more races than not, they run up front for a majority of the race. In 12 of the last 14 races, the driver who led the most laps wound up visiting Victory Lane. In the series most recent trip to the track back in March, Kyle Busch led 142 of 200 laps. In the 2012 Chase race, race winner Joey Logano paced the field for 168 circuits. Busch is the only driver to lead the race from flag to flag (February 2011). 

    Larson Continues To Climb NASCAR Ladder
    Thirty-one races into his NASCAR Nationwide Series career, Kyle Larson continues to impress most every weekend and his first win in the series could be just around the corner  possibly even this weekend in Saturdays ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. If he is able to seize the victory, he would become the first rookie to win in the series since Austin Dillon swept both races at Kentucky last year.
    Larsons first trip to the one-mile track in March resulted in a 13th-place finish. Two races later at Bristol, he grabbed a personal-best second place. Since then hes finished runner-up two other times (Michigan, Dover). His only start at the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series also resulted in a second place. He has compiled eight top-five and 16 top-10 finishes and currently sits ninth in the championship standings, 162 points behind leader Dillon.
    Larson, who will drive for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014, leads the NNS Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 73 points over Alex Bowman.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    Ford could clinch the Bill France Performance Cup (aka the Manufacturers Championship) with a win at Phoenix this weekend. & With Kyle Busch finishing 26th at Texas in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Penske Racing was able to switch their four-point deficit in the owners championship race to a 26-point edge when Brad Keselowski drove the No. 22 Ford to Victory Lane for the cars 12th win of the season. & Only once has the fall Phoenix race winner gone on to become the season champion (Kevin Harvick in 2006). & Busch is the only driver to have won consecutive Phoenix races (2007-08); he also leads all drivers with five NNS wins at the one-mile track.

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