NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #35 of 36 for the 2014 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #9 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: Quicken Loans

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:17pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, November 6
5:00 pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, November 7
6:30 am NSCS Garage Opens & Inspection Begins
11:30 am - 1:00 pm NSCS Practice
4:45 pm NSCS Qualifying
5:00pm NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, November 8
7:30 am NSCS Garage Opens
9:30 - 10:20 am NSCS Practice
12:30 - 1:20 pm NSCS Final Practice
7:00pm NSCS Garage Closes

Sunday, November 9
7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
1:00 pm NSCS Race Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in LOCAL Time


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, November 7, 1:30 - 3:00 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, November 8, 11:30 am - 12:20 am/et, TV-FS2

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 8, 2:30 - 3:20 pm/et, TV-FS2

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, November 7 at 6:45 pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2014: $5,143,199
2013: $5,120,188
2012: $5,068,620
2011: $4,957,233
2010: $4,998,285
2009: $5,136,375
2008: $5,096,896
2007: $4,998,497
2006: $4,952,924
2005: $4,870,213
2004: $4,844,100
2003: $4,436,424
2002: $3,881,518


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 mile oval, 312 laps, 312 miles/500km
    Degree of Banking: Turns 1-2: 11 degrees; Turns 3-4: 9 degrees
    Front stretch: Length: 1,179 feet, Banking: 3 degrees
    Back stretch: Length: 1,551 feet, Banking: 9 degrees
    Pit Road: Length: 1,140
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Grandstand seating: 55,000 [was 76,812] Opened: 1964 (first NASCAR Sprint Cup event was 1988)
    Last Repave: 2011

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, Andrew Lotts
    Command to start engines: Andrew Lotts
    Presentation of Colors: Luke Air Force Base
    Invocation: PIR Chaplain, Ken Bowers
    National Anthem: Hayley Orrantia, of ABC's "The Goldbergs"
    Flyover: Two F-16s, Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Phoenix International Raceway
    ISC Motorsports
    Phoenix International Raceway - Facebook
    Phoenix International Raceway - Twitter
    PIR mobile app

  • March 2014: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • November 2013: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • 2014 March Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 109.229mph, started 13th

  • 2013 November Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 105.733mph, started 9th

  • Race Record: Tony Stewart, Nov 1999, 118.132mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Al Kulwicki, 1988, 90.457mph

  • Oldest Race Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 3 months, 9 days, 4/18/2009

  • Youngest Race Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 5 months, 11 days, 11/13/2005

  • 2014 March Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 139.384mph, finished 3rd

  • 2013 November Pole Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 139.222mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 2/28/2014, 139.384mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 54 years, 1 month, 23 days, 3/1/2013

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 11 months, 20 days, 4/22/2006

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Phoenix:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 116.5
    #4-Kevin Harvick (CH) 103.9
    #24-Jeff Gordon (CH) 99.9
    #99-Carl Edwards (CH) 99.9
    #14-Tony Stewart 98.3
    #18-Kyle Busch 97.7
    #11-Denny Hamlin (CH) 97.1
    #41-Kurt Busch 96.7
    #16-Greg Biffle 91.0
    #2-Brad Keselowski (CH) 88.9
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (19 total) among active drivers at Phoenix International Raceway.
    CH = Chase driver
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • Phoenix Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    There have been 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.
    There have been 23 different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners at Phoenix, eight have won more than once, led by Eliminator Eight driver Kevin Harvick, with five - ('06 spring race and Chase race, '12 Chase race, '13 Chase race and '14 spring race).
    The eight drivers have won more than once at Phoenix: Kevin Harvick leads the series in wins with five followed by Jimmie Johnson (four), Davey Allison (two), Jeff Burton (two), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (two), Jeff Gordon (two) Carl Edwards (two) and Mark Martin (two).
    Of the eight drivers with multiple wins at Phoenix International Raceway, Mark Martin is the only driver to win in two different manufacturers: Ford (1993) and Chevrolet (2009).
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Phoenix with nine, followed by Roush Fenway Racing with seven.
    Ricky Rudd won the 1995 race from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
    Matt Kenseth won the 2002 race from the 28th-place starting position, the furthest back an active race winner has started.
    Two drivers have won at Phoenix and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the same season: Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2008 sweep and 2009); Dale Earnhardt (1990).
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix was the (4/10/2010) race won by Ryan Newman with a MOV of 0.13 seconds.
    (NASCAR)(11-9-2014)

  • Phoenix Notes & Facts - Saturday - drivers:
    194 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix; 139 in more than one.
    Mark Martin leads series in starts at Phoenix with 34; followed by Jeff Gordon with 31.
    Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Phoenix with five; followed by Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart with three each.
    Five drivers have won consecutive races at Phoenix: Davey Allison (1991,1992); Jeff Burton (2000, 2001); Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003, 2004); Kevin Harvick (swept 2006) and (2013 Chase race - Spring race 2014); Jimmie Johnson is the only one of the five to win three consecutive races (fall 2007, swept 2008).
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in average finish at Phoenix with a 6.273; he is the only active driver with an average finish inside the top 10.
    Two perfect Driver Ratings of 150.0 have been recorded at Phoenix, Kurt Busch in April of 2005 and Kevin Harvick in November of 2006.
    Jimmie Johnson lead the series in top-five finishes at Phoenix with 14; followed by Mark Martin with 12 and Jeff Gordon with 11.
    Alan Kulwicki (11/6/1988) and Bobby Hamilton (10/27/1996) are the only two drivers to post their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
    21 of the 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who have won at Phoenix participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Alan Kulwicki (11/6/1988) and Tony Stewart (11/7/1999) are the only two drivers to win at Phoenix in their first appearance.
    Jeff Gordon competed at Phoenix International Raceway 16 times before winning (4/21/2007); the longest span of any the 23 winners.
    Six drivers have made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Phoenix: Jeff Gordon (16), Ryan Newman (15), Kasey Kahne (14), Denny Hamlin (13), Carl Edwards (12) and Rusty Wallace (11).
    Joe Nemechek leads the series (active drivers) with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix without visiting Victory Lane with 28.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has made a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Phoenix International Raceway.
    (NASCAR)(11-8-2014)

  • Phoenix Notes & Facts - Friday - poles:
    Geoffrey Bodine won the first pole in 1988 at a speed of 123.203 mph (29.220 sec.).
    There have been 20 different Coors Light pole winners, led by Ryan Newman with four.
    Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards are the only drivers to win consecutive poles. Newman won three straight (2002-04), while Gordon won the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Edwards won the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011.
    Four of the 36 (11.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from the Coors Light pole: Jeff Gordon (spring 2007), Jimmie Johnson (fall 2008), Mark Martin (spring 2009) and Carl Edwards (fall 2010).
    Seven of the 36 (19.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from the front row: four from the pole and three from second-place.
    17 of the 36 (47.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
    19 of the 36 (52.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position outside the top 10.
    3 of the 36 (8.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    Denny Hamlin (November, 2005) and AJ Allmendinger (April, 2010) won their first career Coors Light poles at Phoenix International Raceway
    (NASCAR)(11-7-2014)

  • Phoenix Notes & Facts - Thursday - history:
    Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course.
    Alan Kulwicki won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix on Nov. 6, 1988.
    The first spring race was held on April 23, 2005 and also the first night race, which was won by Kurt Busch.
    The track underwent its first repave in 2011. The construction began in March and concluded in September of that year.
    The following changes were made during the construction period (March - Sept., 2011):
    o Widened the frontstretch from 52 to 62 feet
    o Reconfigured pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls
    o Pushed the dog-leg curve between Turn 2 and Turn 3 out 95 feet
    o Tightened the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet
    o Implemented variable banking to ensure the immediate use of two racing grooves, including 10-11 degree banking between Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11 degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 8-9 degree banking in Turn 4
    (NASCAR)(11-6-2014)

  • NASCAR Numbers:
    18: The point spread between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin (tied for first in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings) and eighth-place Kevin Harvick. With eight drivers competing that closely for four spots in the season finale at Homestead, Sunday's final Eliminator Round event at Phoenix promises to be the wildest yet.
    14: The number of positions gained by Brad Keselowski by staying out on old tires under caution on Lap 253 of Sunday's AAA Texas 500. That call by crew chief Paul Wolfe turned the race around for the #2 Team Penske Ford, eventually leading to Keselowski's third-place finish.
    9: The finishing position of Chase driver Carl Edwards, who at one point in Sunday's race was two laps down in 30th place. Edwards used wave-around and a free pass as the highest-scored lapped car to return to the lead lap. Over the last 81 laps, the #99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford showed a net gain of 21 positions.
    191: The number of laps led by race winner Jimmie Johnson in Sunday's AAA Texas 500. That brings his career total to 889, most ever at the 1.5-mile track. Bragging rights for most career laps led at Texas actually changed hands twice during the race, with polesitter Matt Kenseth briefly holding the honor at 834 before Johnson surpassed him.
    8: The finishing position of Kurt Busch in his maiden voyage with crew chief Tony Gibson, after Stewart-Haas drivers Busch and Danica Patrick swapped crew chiefs and road crews before the Texas race. Patrick wasn't as fortunate in her first outing with Daniel Knost on her pit box. After hitting the wall, Patrick finished 36th, nine laps down.(NASCAR Wire Service)(11-4-2014)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Phoenix International Raceway Track News/Rumors/Links page


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Harvick wins at Phoenix: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway for his 4th win of the season, 6th win and 3rd straight win at Phoenix and his 27h career win. The win clinched a spot into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race. Harvick led 264 laps, which broke the record held by the late Dale Earnhardt, who led 262 laps on 11/4/1990.
    #24-Gordon finished 2nd followed by #20-Kenseth, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #41-Busch, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #16-Biffle and #9-Ambrose.
    Pole winner #11-Hamlin led the first 24 laps and finished 5th after going down a lap twice, getting two lucky dogs.
    #31-Newman made was able to pass #42-Larson on the last lap to gain a position to finish 11th and a point to vault him into the Championship race at Homestead next weekend.
    The four drivers who advanced to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead: #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano and #31-Newman.
    The four drivers who failed to advance: #24-Gordon (by 1 point), #20-Kenseth, #2-Keselowski and #99-Edwards. So there will be a first time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion in 2014.
    There were 8 lead changes among 6 drivers. There were a record 12 cautions for 58 yellow flag laps and a 4 minute red flag to clean up the track.
    The average speed was 99.991mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-9-2014)

  • Race Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the 27th Annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, his 27th victory in 501 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    With the victory, Harvick clinched a spot in the Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    This is his fourth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his sixth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    The four drivers advancing to the Championship race in Miami: #11-Denny Hamlin, #22-Joey Logano, #31-Ryan Newman and #4-Kevin Harvick.
    #24-Jeff Gordon (second) posted his 22nd top-10 finish in 32 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 22nd top-10 finish in 2014.
    #20-Matt Kenseth (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 25 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-9-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finished at Phoenix:
    [listed by driver chase points position before the race](started)
    1) #22-Joey Logano, 6th (4) - advanced
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 5th (1) - advanced
    3) #31-Ryan Newman, 11th (20) - advanced
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2nd (7)
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3rd (5)
    6) #99-Carl Edwards, 15th (13)
    7) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4th (2)
    8) #4-Kevin Harvick, WON (3) - advanced
    (11-9-2014)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings before reset:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    first four drivers head to the Championship race at Homestead
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins, 1 in round 3] 4102
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 4112 [+10]
    3) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins] 4111 [+9]
    4) #31-Ryan Newman, 4103 [1 points ahead of 4th]
    These drivers eliminated at Phoenix:
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 4102 [1 points out of 4th]
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth, 4100 [-3]
    7) #2-Brad Keselowski [6 wins], 4095 [-8]
    8) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 4088 [-15]
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, within that round of the Chase)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-9-2014)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    driver that finishes highest at Homestead will win the Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 5000
    2) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins] 5000
    3) #31-Ryan Newman, 5000
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins] 5000
    drivers below eliminated in the first 3 rounds:
    5) #2-Brad Keselowski [6 wins], 2320
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 2312, -8 out of 5th
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2296, -24
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2280, -40
    9) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2278, -42
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [4 wins], 2271, -49
    11) #47-AJ Allmendinger [1 win], 2256, -64
    12) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2256, -64
    13) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2239, -81
    14) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 2229, -91
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 2202, -118
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win], 2170, -150
    See the CHASE drivers championship points standings on the Drivers Reset Chase Points Standings (pdf).(11-9-2014)

  • Average Finish at Homestead of the Four Chase Drivers:
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick, 8.1, 0 wins
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 11.2, 2 wins
    3) #31-Ryan Newman, 17.0, 0 wins
    4) #22-Joey Logano, 20.8, 0 wins
    (ESPN Sports Center)(11-9-2014)

  • Unofficial Chase Standings using 2013 Sprint Cup Chase rules:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    1) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins] 2368
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins] 2342, -29
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski [6 wins], 2320, -48
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 2312, -56
    5) #31-Ryan Newman, 2311, -57
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2296, -72
    7) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2278, -90
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2277, -91
    9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [4 wins], 2271, -97
    10) #16-Greg Biffle, 2244, -124
    11) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2239, -129
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 2199, -169
    (11-9-2014)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(EC), 1217
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C2), 1188, -29
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(EC), 1145, -72
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1138, -79
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick(C4), 1124, -93
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth(EC), 1093, -124
    7) #31-Ryan Newman(C3), 1093, -124
    8) #99-Carl Edwards(EC), 1050, -167
    9) #42-Kyle Larson, 1049, -168
    10) #48-Jimmie Johnson(EC), 1032, -185
    11) #16-Greg Biffle(EC), 997, -220
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 975, -242
    13) #18-Kyle Busch(EC), 964, -253
    14) #11-Denny Hamlin(C1), 949, -268 (missed a races)
    15) #15-Clint Bowyer, 943, -274
    16) #3-Austin Dillon, 939, -278
    17) #5-Kasey Kahne(EC), 934, -283
    18) #27-Paul Menard, 904, -313
    19) #55-Brian Vickers, 900, -317
    20) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 877, -340
    21) #47-AJ Allmendinger(EC), 864, -353
    22) #9-Marcos Ambrose, 855, -362
    23) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 830, -387
    24) #14-Tony Stewart, 798, -419 (missed 3 races)
    25) #43-Aric Almirola(EC), 795, -422
    (C# is chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC is chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-9-2014)

  • Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #42-Larson, finished 13th, 11 rookie points
    #7-Annett, 26th, 10
    #23-Bowman, 32nd, 9
    #51-Allgaier, 37th, 8
    #3-Dillon, 38th, 7
    #26-Whitt, 42nd, 6
    Truex, Did Not Race
    Kligerman, Did Not Race
    See the 2014 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(11-9-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #83-Yeley, 30th
    Caution 2: #16-Biffle, 9th
    Caution 3: #11-Hamlin, 5th
    Caution 4: #33-Ty Dillon, 27th
    Caution 5: #1-McMurray, 14th
    Caution 6: #22-Logano, 6th
    Caution 7: #11-Hamlin(2), 5th
    Caution 8: #48-Johnson, 39th
    Caution 9: #14-Stewart, 20th
    Caution 10: #40-Cassill, 29th
    Caution 11: #38-Gilliland, 24th
    Caution 12: #34-Ragan, 25th
    (11-9-2014)

  • Clinch Scenarios For Phoenix International Raceway: Below are the finishes each driver needs in Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway to guarantee a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, regardless of the finish of any other driver:
    #22-Joey Logano and #11-Denny Hamlin: 11th or better; 12th and at least one lap led; 13th and most laps led
    #31-Ryan Newman: 9th or better; 10th and at least one lap led; 11th and most laps led
    #24-Jeff Gordon, #20-Matt Kenseth, #99-Carl Edwards, #2-Brad Keselowski and #4-Kevin Harvick only control their own destiny by winning Sunday at Phoenix.(NASCAR)(11-3-2014)


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  • Race Coverage of the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, November 9, 2014.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 3:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 2:00pm/et; green flag approx. 3:17pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, November 10, 1:30am/et, ESPN2

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway have been made.
    Pole sitter #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #2-Keselowski took pit stall 16, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #4-Harvick, who starts 3rd took the 15th pit stall, the 1st stall with an opening in back of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #42-Larson, who starts 8th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(11-7-2014)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Chase Points Reset
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • See Jayski's - 2014 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Happy Hour (final) practice for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #1-McMurray 137.106
    #4-Harvick 137.065
    #20-Kenseth 137.018
    #22-Logano 137.002
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 136.830
    slowest: #83-Yeley 132.807 & #98-Wise 132.920
    no speed: #37-Bliss and #66-Wallace
    most laps run: #1-McMurray and #14-Stewart at 51.
    Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
    #4-Harvick 136.406
    #20-Kenseth 135.926
    #42-Larson 135.730
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 135.676
    #27-Menard 135.656
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Phoenix Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Saturday 1st practice for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 138.403
    #2-Keselowski 138.387
    #41-Busch 137.762
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 137.573
    #14-Stewart 137.336
    #24-Gordon 137.336
    slowest: #66-Wallace 132.509 & #32-Gase 133.343
    no speed: #37-Bliss (start & park)
    Happy Hour practice is scheduled for 2:30pm/et and will be televised on FoxSports2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Phoenix Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Hamlin wins Phoenix pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with speed of 142.113mph for his 3rd pole of 2014, 2nd at Phoenix and 20th of his career. Hamlin has won three races from the pole out of 19 previous poles. #22-Logano set the track record in 1st round of qualifying with a lap of 142.141mph.
    #2-Keselowski is on the outside pole followed by #4-Harvick, #22-Logano, #20-Kenseth, #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #42-Larson, #55-Vickers, #41-Busch, #27-Menard and #13-Mears.
    Missing the race were: #75-Clay Rogers, who was 41st fastest and had no provisional available to use.
    See the starting lineup, round 1 & 2 qualifying results, notes, qualifying order on Jayski.com's Phoenix Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(11-7-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 27th Annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 with a lap of 25.332 seconds, 142.113 mph.
    This is his 20th pole in 325 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He ties Neil Bonnett and Benny Parsons for 35th on the all-time series pole list.
    This is his third pole and 15th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in 19 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2014 and his third in 11 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #4-Kevin Harvick (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 24th in 35 races this season.
    #22-Joey Logano broke the track qualifying record in the first round of qualifying with a lap of 142.141 mph/25.327 seconds. The previous record was set by Brad Keselowski in February of 2014 (139.384 mph/25.828 seconds).(NASCAR Statistics)(11-7-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Phoenix:
    [listed by current driver chase points position]
    1) #22-Joey Logano, 4th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, POLE
    3) #31-Ryan Newman, 20th
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 7th
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th
    6) #99-Carl Edwards, 13th
    7) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2nd
    8) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3rd
    (11-7-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 30 minutes.
    #22-Logano 142.141
    #11-Hamlin 141.587
    #2-Keselowski 141.354
    #42-Larson 141.315
    #4-Harvick 141.143
    the rest of the top 12: 24 55 18 20 41 27 13;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 2: 99 78 48 88 15 17 1 31 9 5 43 47 3 33 51 16 14 7 95 10 36 38 34 98 23 40 37 26 75 83 32 66
    Driver who will miss the race: #75-Rogers.
    (11-7-2014)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted. 44 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #48-Johnson.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #78-Truex Jr.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Phoenix Qualifying Page.(11-7-2014)

  • Friday practice for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 141.521
    #42-Larson 141.471
    #2-Keselowski 140.851
    #41-Busch 140.526
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 140.362
    18 drivers were faster than the track record speed
    slowest: #36-Sorenson 133.978 & #32-Gase 134.665
    if speeds stayed the same, missing the race would be #75-Rogers who was 38th fastest, Rogers needs to qualify in the top 36 to make the race
    notes: in the unlikely event that qualifying is cancelled due to weather (0% chance of rain tonight), this practice would set the starting lineup.
    Track record is 139.384mph, set in March 2014 by #2-Keselowski.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Phoenix Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(11-7-2014)

  • Entry List for the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted, 44 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #32-Joey Gase, #33-Ty Dillon, #66-Mike Wallace, #75-Clay Rogers, #83-Yeley, #95-McDowell.
    Drivers who need to be in the top-36 in speed and have no provisional available to them (lowest in owners points): #75-Rogers
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #75-Rogers
    See the full entry list at my Jayski.com's Phoenix Entry List

  • For the new group qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36]
    drivers who win in round 3 automatically advance to the Championship race at Homestead
    1) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins] 4072 [+13]
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 4072 [+13]
    3) #31-Ryan Newman, 4070, -2 [+11]
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 4060, -12 [1 points ahead of 4th]
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 4059, -13 [1 points out of 4th]
    6) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 4059, -13 [-1]
    7) #2-Brad Keselowski [6 wins], 4055, -37 [-5]
    8) #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins] 4054, -38 [-6]
    Chase drivers eliminated in the first 2 rounds:
    9) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2270
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [4 wins], 2234
    11) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2234
    12) #47-AJ Allmendinger [1 win], 2228
    13) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2209
    14) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 2192
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 2179
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win], 2144
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-2-2014)

  • Unofficial Chase Standings using 2013 Sprint Cup Chase rules:
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36]
    1) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins] 2329
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins] 2294, -35
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski [6 wins], 2280, -49
    4) #31-Ryan Newman, 2278, -51
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 2270, -59
    6) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2267, -62
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2255, -74
    8) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2249, -80
    9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [4 wins], 2234, -95
    10) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2234, -95
    11) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2209, -120
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 2176, -153
    (11-2-2014)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(C4), 1175
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C1), 1149, -26
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(EC), 1108, -67
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(C7), 1098, -77
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick(C8), 1076, -99
    6) #31-Ryan Newman(C3), 1060, -115
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth(C5), 1052, -123
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson(EC), 1027, -148
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(C6), 1020, -155
    10) #42-Kyle Larson, 1018, -157
    11) #16-Greg Biffle(EC), 962, -213
    12) #18-Kyle Busch(EC), 954, -221
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 945, -230
    14) #15-Clint Bowyer, 939, -236
    15) #3-Austin Dillon, 933, -242
    16) #5-Kasey Kahne(EC), 911, -264
    17) #11-Denny Hamlin(C2), 909, -266
    18) #27-Paul Menard, 883, -292
    19) #55-Brian Vickers, 875, -300
    20) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 840, -335
    21) #47-AJ Allmendinger(EC), 836, -339
    22) #9-Marcos Ambrose, 821, -354
    23) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 798, -377
    24) #14-Tony Stewart, 774, -401
    25) #43-Aric Almirola(EC), 769, -406
    (C# is chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC is chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-2-2014)


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Some Chassis Selections and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-922 at Phoenix, which last ran at Atlanta in August and finished 39th. The backup chassis is PRS-910 which was last used as a backup at Martinsville in Oct.
    #3-Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 465 in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. This is the same Cheerios Chevy that Dillon raced to an 11th-place finish at New Hampshire in September, a 24th-place finish at Atlanta in August, a 16th-place finish at Kentucky in June, a 16th-place finish at Charlotte in May and a 21st-place finish at Texas in April. Dillon has one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Phoenix International Raceway to his credit, earning a 24th-place finish in March.
    #4-Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 843 in Sunday's race at Phoenix. Harvick has raced this car on several occasions this year, including: Las Vegas in March (42nd - hub issue); Darlington in April (won); Pocono in June (14th); and Dover in September (13th - flat tire). Harvick has 23 starts at PIR and has raced his way to Victory Lane five times at the 1-mile track, including three of the last four races. He has earned eight top fives and 12 top 10s, and has an average start of 17.8 and an average finish of 11.8 at PIR.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #7-Michael Annett chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick: will drive primary chassis No. 10-727 debuted in May 2012 at Charlotte with former Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman at the controls and Tony Gibson as crew chief. Newman started 16th and finished 14th at Charlotte, and then started fifth and finished 15th at Michigan in June. Newman and crew chief Matt Borland took the car to Homestead in November 2012 and started 19th, led three laps and finished third. Newman and Borland used it four times in 2013 and earned top-10 finishes at Texas and Charlotte. In 2014, Kurt Busch and crew chief Daniel Knost raced it five times with three top-12 finishes. Backup bhassis No. 10-794 was tested in the wind tunnel May 1, 2013, before being used by Patrick in the Coca-Cola 600 later that month at Charlotte. Patrick started 24th and finished 29th after being involved in a multicar accident on lap 320 of 400. After repairs, she managed to finish the race but completed only 385 laps. The next time Patrick drove this car was in June at Kentucky, where she started 29th and finished 23rd. The last time she raced it was in September 2013 at Atlanta, where she started 21st and finished 21st. It was used as a backup car in the fall 2013 races at Kansas, Charlotte and Texas. It also was used in 2014 at Bristol, but Patrick wrecked the car early in the first practice and went to a backup. Since then, it has been a backup at Texas, Darlington, Dover, Pocono, Michigan and Kentucky. It was tested in the 2015 NASCAR rules test Aug. 18 at Michigan, and then in a Goodyear tire test Sept. 9 at Homestead. It was then a backup in Kansas and Charlotte in October.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #13-Casey Mears: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-735 debuted in the 2012 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis where Stewart qualified 28th and rallied to score a top-10 finish. Chassis No. 14-735 made its second career start in October 2012 at Kansas. It was impressive as Stewart used it to overcome a 33rd place starting spot, a botched pit stop, an incident with Jeff Burton and a lap-166 spin to finish fifth. The car made its third career start in the 2012 season finale at Homestead. There, it rallied to a top-20 finish after starting 35th and dealing with handling issues throughout the 267-lap race. Stewart's milestone 500th career Sprint Cup start also came at Homestead in Chassis No. 14-735. With 2013 Chevrolet SS bodywork covering it, Chassis No. 14-735 returned to action in May for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. It rallied again, coming from 25th in the field to lead six laps before finishing seventh. The car's fifth career start and second of 2013 was slated to come in June at Michigan, but a crash in the opening minutes of the weekend's first practice session sidelined the car. Rebuilt, Chassis No. 14-735 returned to Michigan in August with interim driver Austin Dillon, qualifying 27th and finishing 14th. The car sat idle until this past May when Stewart drove it at Kansas. He qualified eighth and finished 20th after giving up valuable track position for a late-race fuel stop. Its next start came in late June at Kentucky, where Stewart rallied it to an 11th-place finish after having to start 42nd due to a transmission change prior to the race. It then tested Sept. 2-3 at New Hampshire in preparation for the series' race there on Sept. 21. However, it was a rocky run for Chassis No. 14-735 in the Granite State, as it qualified 28th and finished 30th. The car returns to a flat track with this weekend's race at Phoenix, where it will make its ninth career start and fourth this season.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 798 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Phoenix. This chassis raced at Phoenix in February (13th), California in March (16th), Richmond in April (43rd), Loudon in July (6th) and Richmond in September (3rd). Chassis No. 809 serves as the back-up chassis . This chassis raced at New Hampshire in September (14th), Kansas in May (23rd), Pocono in June (11th) as well as Pocono in August (4th). Bowyer has two top-five and six top-10 finishes in 18 starts at the one-mile oval. Bowyer also has completed 5,619 of 5,694 laps (98.7%) and has led 22 laps at PIR.

    #16-Greg Biffle: the primary chassis is RK-908 which last ran at Chicago finishing 23rd The backup chassis is RK-876 which last ran at Phoenix in March, finishing 17th. Biffle has 21 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He has led a total of 389 laps and has an average finishing position of 14.0 from an average starting position of 14.1.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: primary chassis RK-882 is the same chassis that the team raced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when Stenhouse got caught in the middle of four wide racing resulting in a left front fender rub that eventually blew the tire sending the Ford to the garage. With 40 laps remaining, the crew was unable to repair the mangled machine forcing Stenhouse to settle for a 39th-place finish. The backup chassis is RK- 877 which last raced at Loudon and finished ninth. Stenhouse has three career starts at PIR, completing 940 of 940 laps (100%) with an average starting position of 20.0 and average finishing position of 15.3.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #19-Carl Edwards: oops, not until next season.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-919 at Phoenix, which last ran at Atlanta in August and finished 14th. The backup chassis is PRS-901 which was last used as a backup at Martinsville in Oct.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-912 for this Sunday's race at Phoenix. This chassis is brand new and has never been raced. Gordon has two wins, three poles, 11 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s in 31 starts at the Arizona track while he has an 11.3 average finishing position and a 10.9 average starting position.
    #27-Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 485 during Sunday's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix. This is the same Richmond/Menards Chevy he raced to an 18th-place finish at Richmond in September and a 15th-place finish at New Hampshire in September. Menard has 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the Phoenix, Ariz. facility. He has three top-10 starts, as well as two top-10 finishes. He has completed 99.5 percent of laps in competition. Menard also has 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts, which includes three top-five and six top-10 starts as well as one top-10 finish.
    #31-Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 479 in Sunday's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. This Caterpillar Global Mining chassis was utilized earlier this season at Charlotte (Start: 5th / Finish: 7th), Chicago (Start: 2nd / Finish: 15th), Michigan (Start: 12th / Finish: 11th) and Indianapolis (Start: 4th / Finish: 11th). In 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, Newman owns one victory at PIR winning the spring event in 2010. He also owns four pole awards, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. His average start is 12.7, average finish is 18.2 and he's led 213 laps in competition.
    #33-Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 460 for this weekend's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. This Chevrolet SS made its debut earlier this season at Auto Club Speedway where Brian Scott drove it to a 16th-place finish.
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-Reed Sorenson chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 823 in Phoenix. Formerly a #10 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate Danica Patrick, Chassis No. 823 debuted in September 2013 at New Hampshire, where Patrick finished 27th. The #10 team then raced Chassis No. 823 at Phoenix in November, where Patrick finished 33rd after a midrace accident not of her making caused her to finish 10 laps down. Chassis No. 823 was utilized again at Phoenix in March, where Patrick finished 36th. Most recently, Chassis No. 823 was raced at Richmond, where Patrick finished 16th. The race will mark Busch's 24th career Sprint Cup start at Phoenix. Busch has one win, five top-five finishes and 12 top-10s at the mile oval. Additionally, the 36-year-old driver has led 750 laps, has an average starting position of 13.2, an average finish of 14.6, and has completed 99.5 percent (7,218 of 7,257) of the laps he's contested there.
    #51-Justin Allgaier chassis not reported on race preview.
    #42-Kyle Larson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: Crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-906 for this weekend's event in Phoenix. This car most recently finished fifth at New Hampshire in September. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-904, which was last raced at Richmond in September when Johnson finished eighth. In 22 starts at Phoenix, Johnson has four wins, 14 top five-finishes and 18 top 10s. He has led 933 circuits around the track in the desert. Johnson has started from the pole position twice and has a series-leading average finish of 6.3. He is the only active driver with an average finish inside the top 10.
    #55-Brian Vickers: will drive primary chassis 805 finished ninth at Bristol in March, 14th at Kansas in May, 21st and 10th at NHMS. Backup: 797 finished 43rd at Dover in June.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: This weekend, crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-905 at Phoenix International Raceway. This chassis was first raced to a ninth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September. In 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix, Earnhardt has earned two wins, seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He also has led 509 laps at the one-mile track. He scored his two wins there back-to-back, going to Victory Lane in November 2003 and November 2004 when Phoenix hosted one Cup event per season.
    #99-Carl Edwards the #99 Fastenal team will unload primary chassis RK-921 which was last run in 2014 at the second Dover race, starting in the 18th spot and finishing 11th. The backup chassis RK-874 was last run in 2014 at the second Loudon race, starting 8th and finishing 17th. Edwards has won two times at Phoenix in the Sprint Cup Series in 20 Sprint Cup starts at the one-mile oval with an average start of 13.0 and an average finish of 12.1.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 7 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

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

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.43 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 the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at this track since November 2013 . . . this left-side tire code (D-4612) was introduced at Phoenix last November, while this right-side code (D-4594) debuted at the track in March 2013 . . . Phoenix is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2014 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.

    NASCAR K&N Pro Series West: Goodyear will also provide tires for the K&N race at Phoenix this week . . . the tire codes will be D-2931 on the left-side and D-2934 on the right-side . . . Phoenix is the only track at which West teams will run these tire codes . . . Goodyear will bring 200 tires per side for this event . . . teams are allowed three sets of tires for this event -- two sets for practice and one set for qualifying and the race.


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