NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Can-Am 500(k)

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #35 of 36 for the 2016 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #9 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: Can-Am

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:45pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBC - 2:00 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBC, 2:30pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 12:30pm/et on FoxSports1

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    Monday, November 14 at 2:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, November 10
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, November 11
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM - 12:55 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:45 PM (6:45 PM/et) NSCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)

Saturday, November 12
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 - 1:55 PM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
4:00 - 4:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, November 13
6:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
10:30 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:00 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:30 PM (2:30 PM) NSCS RACE (312 LAPS, 312 MILES)

NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

  • Phoenix Sprint Cup Series Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, November 13: (eastern time)
    2:00:00 NSCS Drivers Introductions
    2:30:00 Intro Presentation of Colors by: Luke Air Force Base Color Guard
    2:30:20 Moment of Silence for Veterans & Invocation by: Ken Bowers, PIR Chaplin
    2:30:45 Intro National Anthem
    2:31:00 National Anthem by Member of the Military Intelligence Corps Band, Fort. Huachuca, AZ - SFC Dana Fischl
    2:32:45 Fly-By (2) F-35's and (2) F-16's from Luke Air Force Base
    2:37:30 Command to Start Engines by 5 time world Champion, Vinny Paz
    2:45:00 Green Flag -- Can-Am 500
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, November 11, 1:30pm - 2:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
    Saturday, November 12, 3:00-3:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 12, 6:00 - 6:50pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, November 11 at 6:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, re-air scheduled for 1:30pm/et Saturday, November 12 on NBCSN.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 mile oval, 312 laps, 312 miles/500km
    Banking (variable): 10-11 in Turns 1-2
    10-11 in Backstretch Dogleg
    8-9 in Turns 3-4
    3 on the frontstretch
    9 on the backstretch
    Front stretch: Length: 1,179 feet
    Back stretch: Length: 1,551 feet
    Pit Road: Length: 1,140
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Fuel Window: 85-90 laps
    Grandstand seating: 51,000 with 45 suites [was 55,000 and 76,812]
    Opened: 1964 (first NASCAR Sprint Cup event was 1988)
    Last Repave: 2011

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Boxer Vinny Paz
    Command to start engines: Vinny Paz
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Color Guard: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: SFC Dana J. Fischl, US Army Military Intelligence Corps Band, Fort Huachuca
    Flyover: 2 F-16's and F-35's, Luke Air Force Base

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Phoenix International Raceway
    ISC Motorsports
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    Instagram
    YouTube
    PIR mobile app
    Track Stats - Racing-reference.info

  • March 2016: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • November 2015: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • 2016 March Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 113.21mph, started 18th

  • 2015 November Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 106.512mph, started 3rd

  • 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

  • 2016 March Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 138.387mph, finished 4th

  • 2015 November Pole Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 143.158mph, finished 5th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 11/15/2015, 143.158mph

  • 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

  • Chase Drivers at Phoenix: After Sunday's Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field will shrink from eight to four. Here's how all of the drivers have fared at the one-mile Arizona track.
    1. #48-Jimmie Johnson (clinched Championship 4 berth with win at Martinsville) - In 26 starts at Phoenix, Johnson boasts four wins (second-most in track history), 15 top fives, 19 top 10s and a 7.9 average finish (best among active drivers). The #48 Chevrolet driver has not won at Phoenix since the track was repaved in 2011.
    2. #19-Carl Edwards (clinched Championship 4 berth with win at Texas) - Edwards has two wins, eight top fives and 13 top 10s in 24 starts at Phoenix. He finished runner-up at the one-mile track in March in an extremely tight finish where Kevin Harvick beat him to the stripe by .010 seconds - the closest margin of victory in track history.
    3. #22-Joey Logano (one point ahead of Matt Kenseth on the cutoff line) - In 15 starts at Phoenix, Logano claims no wins, three top fives, eight top 10s and a 14.0 average finish. Before finishing 18th at the one-mile track in March, he posted five consecutive top-10 finishes there.
    4. #18-Kyle Busch (+1) - Busch owns one win, five top fives and 14 top 10s in 22 starts at Phoenix. He has finished fourth in his last two races at the desert track.
    5. #20-Matt Kenseth (one point below Kyle Busch on the cutoff line) - In 27 Phoenix starts, Kenseth has one win, six top fives, 11 top 10s and a 16.3 average finish. His last top 10 in the Phoenix fall race was a seventh-place showing in 2010. Kenseth's win came in 2002 from the 28th starting position - the furthest back in the field an active race winner has started.
    6. #11-Denny Hamlin (-2) - Hamlin claims one win, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s and an 11.0 average finish in 22 starts at Phoenix. The #11 Toyota driver finished third there in March and eighth last fall.
    7. #4-Kevin Harvick (-18) - Harvick boasts eight wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s and a 10.3 average finish in 27 starts at Phoenix. He has won six of the last eight races there and finished runner-up in last year's fall race.
    8. #41-Kurt Busch (-34) - In 27 Phoenix starts, Busch claims one win, six top fives, 16 top 10s and a 13.4 average finish. He has placed no worse than seventh in his last 27 starts at the one-mile track.(NASCAR)(11-13-2016)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Phoenix:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson ............... 112.0
    #4-Kevin Harvick ............... 111.2
    #24-Chase Elliott ............... 101.0
    #88-Jeff Gordon ............... 100.6
    #19-Carl Edwards ............... 100.5
    #41-Kurt Busch ............... 98.7
    #18-Kyle Busch ............... 98.3
    #11-Denny Hamlin ............... 95.2
    #14-Tony Stewart ............... 92.7
    #2-Brad Keselowski ............... 92.0
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2016 races (23 total) among active drivers at Phoenix International Raceway.
    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 Track Notes & 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)

  • Phoenix Pole Notes & Facts:
    Geoffrey Bodine won the first pole at Phoenix in 1988 at a speed of 123.203 mph (29.220 sec.).
    There have been 21 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), Gordon won the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Edwards won the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011.
    Casey Atwood (October 2001), Denny Hamlin (November, 2005) and AJ Allmendinger (April, 2010) won their first career NSCS poles at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Five of the 40 (12.5%) 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), Carl Edwards (fall 2010) and Kevin Harvick (spring 2015).
    Eight of the 40 (20%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from the front row: five from the pole and three from second-place.
    20 of the 40 (50%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
    20 of the 40 (50%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position outside the top 10.
    3 of the 40 (7.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    Ricky Rudd won the 1995 Phoenix race from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
    Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather at Phoenix International Raceway.
    (NASCAR)

  • Phoenix Driver Notes & Facts:
    206 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix; 150 in more than one.
    Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon lead series in starts at Phoenix with 34 each; Ryan Newman leads all active drivers with 28 starts.
    Rusty Wallace leads the series at Phoenix in average starting position (8.053); Kyle Larson leads all active drivers with an 8.200.
    There have been 23 different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners at Phoenix, eight have won more than once, led by Kevin Harvick, with eight - ('06 spring race and Chase race, '12 Chase race, '13 Chase race, '14 spring race and Chase race, '15 spring race and '16 spring race).
    Eight drivers have multiple wins at Phoenix: Kevin Harvick leads the series in wins with eight 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).
    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, swept 2014 and '15 spring race); Jimmie Johnson (fall 2007, swept 2008).
    Matt Kenseth won the 2002 race from the 28th-place starting position, the furthest back an active race winner has started.
    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).
    Jamie McMurray leads the series (active drivers) with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix without visiting Victory Lane with 26.
    Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Phoenix with five; followed by Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart with three each.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-five finishes at Phoenix with 15; followed by Kevin Harvick Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon with 12 each.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at Phoenix with 24, followed by Mark Martin with 21. Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers with 19.
    Alan Kulwicki leads the series in average finishing position at Phoenix with a 5.200. Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers with a 7.846; he is the only active driver with more than one start to have an average finish inside the top 10.
    Three 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); Kevin Harvick (2014).
    Four perfect Driver Ratings of 150.0 have been recorded at Phoenix, Kurt Busch in April of 2005 and Kevin Harvick in November of 2006, November 2014 and March 2015.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has made a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Phoenix International Raceway.
    (NASCAR)

  • Phoenix Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Phoenix with 10, followed by Roush Fenway Racing with seven.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring (1993) the closest margin of victory in the NSCS at Phoenix was earlier this season (03/13/16) when Kevin Harvick beat Carl Edwards to the line by 0.010 seconds.
    Of the 40 races at Phoenix six have ended with a Green-White-Checkered: 3/3/13 (312/316); 11/11/2012 (312/319); 4/10/10 (375/378); 11/9/08 (312/313); 11/7/04 (312/315); 03/13/16 (312/313).
    Only two of the 39 races at Phoenix have been shortened due to weather - 10/25/98 (Scheduled 312 / Completed 257); 11/15/2015 (Scheduled 312 / Completed 219)
    (NASCAR)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Phoenix warnings/fines announced: NASCAR has announced penalties and warnings following the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13, 2016.
    Adam Stevens, the crew chief for #18-Kyle Busch, was fined $10,000 for lug nut(s) not properly installed after the race.
    #2-Keselowski (3), failed LIS three times, pre-race, written warning, loss of 15 minutes practice time.
    #2-Keselowski (2), failed template inspection twice, pre-race, written warning.
    #22-Logano (1), #24-Elliott (2), #98-Sorenson (3), failed LIS twice, pre-race, written warning.
    #10-Patrick (1), failed template inspection twice, pre-qualifying, written warning.
    #78-Truex Jr. (2), #95-McDowell (2), failed LIS twice, pre-qualifying, written warning
    () -- total current warnings.
    See the Phoenix Post-Event Penalty & Warning Report (pdf) for more.(11-16-2016)

  • Joey Logano wins at Phoenix: #22-Joey Logano won the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway running 12 extra laps in two NASCAR Overtimes for his 3rd win of the season, 1st win at Phoenix and 17th career win. Logano led 58 of the 324 laps.
    #18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #4-Harvick, #41-Busch, #88-Bowman (pole winner), #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #24-Elliott and #27-Menard.
    With two laps to go and #20-Kenseth having a 3 second lead over #88-Bowman, #95-McDowell spun out and hit the wall bring out the caution with a lap to go in the race. NASCAR Overtime was implemented and after the cleanup the race restarted on lap 314 with Kenseth on the outside lane and #88-Bowman on the inside. On the restart 3rd place #18-Busch tried to get around #88-Bowman and bumped the #88 Chevy, causing it to wiggle and go low. The leader, #20-Kenseth was just ahead of Bowman and appeared to come down on the #88, who had no place to go with the inside wall to his left, making contact causing Kenseth's car to spin out and hitting the wall. #22-Logano took the lead and the field was again placed under caution. After the track was cleaned #22-Logano led the field to the green with #18-Busch in 2nd. Logano took the lead and held on to it with Busch finishing 2nd. Kenseth, who looked like he was going to win and advance to the Championship 4, finished 21st and was eliminated from The Chase. Logano's win allowed him to advance to the Championship 4 and Kyle Busch made it on points in the 4th and final spot.
    #88-Bowman, the pole winner, led the most laps with 194 and was up front for most of the race until tangling with Kenseth on the first NASCAR Overtime restart, finishing 6th.
    #48-Johnson had run in the top 10 early in the race before having to serving a penalty (losing a lap) for "Pulling up to pit", hence passing the caution car as entering pit road. On lap 219, #3-Dillon had a slow restart with #16-Biffle getting into the back of the #3 and causing Dillon's car to spin. When Biffle checked up, #48-Johnson hit the #16 car hard, doing serious damage to the car. Johnson was able to get the car repaired and run another 77 laps but finished 38th. Since Johnson had already won a race in the Round of 8, he advanced in the Chase to the Championship 4 at Homestead.
    Four drivers advance to the CHAMPIONSHIP Race of the Chase at Homestead: #48-Johnson, #19-Edwards, #22-Logano, #18-Busch.
    Eliminated from the Chase: #11-Hamlin, #20-Kenseth, #4-Harvick, #41-Busch.
    There were 8 lead changes among 5 drivers and 9 cautions for 53 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed of the race was: 102.866mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
    Chase Reset Points (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-13-2016)

  • Finishing positions of the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers at Phoenix:
    (by Chase standings before the race)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 38th
    2) #19-Carl Edwards, 19th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, WON
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 21st
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 7th
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 4th
    8) #41-Kurt Busch, 5th
    (11-13-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Phoenix International Raceway:
    Joey Logano won the 29th Annual Can-Am 500, his 17th victory in 290 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third victory and 25th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #18-Kyle Busch (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 23 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 24th top-10 finish in 2016.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #21-Ryan Blaney (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-13-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Championship 4:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    1) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 5000
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 5000
    5) #19-Carl Edwards [3 wins], 5000
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 5000
    Points are reset after each round, for the Championship 4 it goes to 5000, no points for wins
    Standings are reset by best finish of previous round.
    If tied, then next-best finish within that round of the Chase)
    Remember in the Championship race at Homestead these four drivers do not get points for leading laps(1+1) or winning(3).
    See reset points for the Championship 4 and the rest of the drivers on the Championship 4 Reset Points Standings page (pdf).(11-13-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Round of 8:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    1) #22-Joey Logano*, [3 wins], 4118 (won Phoenix)
    2) #19-Carl Edwards*,[3 wins], 4071 (won Texas)
    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson*,[4 wins], 4078 (won Martinsville)
    4) #18-Kyle Busch,[4 wins], 4113, +6
    eliminated from the Chase
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin,[3 wins], 4107, -6
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth,[2 wins], 4094, -19
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick,[4 wins] 4093, -20
    8) #41-Kurt Busch,[1 win], 4076, -37
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    * will advance to the Championship 4 by winning a Round of 8 race
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Chase Reset Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 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) #4-Kevin Harvick(EC), 1120
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C1), 1095, -25
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1083, -37
    4) #18-Kyle Busch(C4), 1069, -51
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin(EC), 1052, -68
    6) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 1027, -93
    7) #19-Carl Edwards(C3), 997, -123
    8) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(EC), 986, -134
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C2), 963, -157
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth(EC), 963, -157
    11) #24-Chase Elliott#(EC), 936, -184
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 894, -226
    13) #42-Kyle Larson(EC), 890, -230
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 879, -241
    15) #3-Austin Dillon(EC), 873, -247
    16) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 871, -249
    17) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 797, -323
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney#, 797, -323
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 761, -359
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 741, -379
    21) #16-Greg Biffle, 667, -453
    22) #10-Danica Patrick, 667, -453
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 651, -469
    24) #43-Aric Almirola, 637, -483
    25) #14-Tony Stewart(EC), 623, -497
    28) #34-Chris Buescher#(EC), 524, -596
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-13-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no driver a lap down
    Caution 2: #14-Stewart, 15th
    Caution 3: #42-Larson, 3rd
    Caution 4: #14-Stewart(2), 15th
    Caution 5: #27-Menard, 10th
    Caution 6: none, #31-Newman eligible but caused the caution
    Caution 7: #31-Newman, 12th
    Caution 8: #13-Mears, 18th
    Caution 9: #38-Cassill, 20th
    (11-13-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBC at 2:30 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 2:00 pm/et; green flag approx. 2:45pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, November 14 at 2:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway have been made.
    With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (1,11,15) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
    Pole sitter #88-Bowman chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #42-Larson took pit stall 33, the 4th pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #24-Elliott, who starts 3rd took the 16th pit stall, with an opening in front of it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #20-Kenseth, who starts 10th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

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

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) 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 NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 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

  • Happy Hour (final) practice for the Can-Am 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest & notes:
    #18-Busch 136.358
    #2-Keselowski 136.286
    #22-Logano 136.204
    #88-Bowman 136.044
    #3-Dillon 135.977
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 129.711 & #30-Gaulding 131.584
    most laps run: #1-McMurray, 59 laps; #18-Busch, 56
    best 10 consecutive lap ave (33 cars): #88-Bowman 135.417mph
    notes: #78-Truex Jr.'s team will not change the engine in the car.
    #42-Larson spun off turn 2 late in the session, didn't hit anything.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap aves on the Phoenix Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(11-12-2016)

  • Happy Hour practice rank for the Chase drivers at Phoenix:
    (in current Chase standings order)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th
    2) #19-Carl Edwards, 15th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 3rd
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 1st
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 10th
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 22nd
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 14th
    8) #41-Kurt Busch, 20th
    (11-12-2016)

  • Saturday 1st practice for the Can-Am 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest & notes:
    #78-Truex Jr. 135.476
    #2-Keselowski 135.410
    #1-McMurray 135.105
    #42-Larson 135.059
    #22-Logano 135.014
    slowest: #30-Gaulding 128.329 & #32-Earnhardt 129.278
    most laps run: #14-Stewart, #24-Elliott, #95-McDowell, 49 laps
    best 10 consecutive lap ave (30 cars): #78-Truex Jr. 134.539mph
    Notes: #78-Truex Jr.'s over heated early when duct work was blocked, the team may change engines after the practices.
    Happy Hour (final) practice is scheduled for 6:00pm/et today TV=NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap aves on the Phoenix Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-12-2016)

  • Saturday 1st practice rank for the Chase drivers at Phoenix:
    (in current Chase standings order)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th
    2) #19-Carl Edwards, 19th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 5th
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 8th
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 13th
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 10th
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 6th
    8) #41-Kurt Busch, 9th
    (11-12-2016)

  • Alex Bowman wins Phoenix pole: #88-Alex Bowman won the Coors Light pole for the Can-AM 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with speed of 140.521mph for his 1st pole of 2016, 1st at Phoenix and FIRST of his career in his 80th start.
    #42-Larson will start 2nd, followed by #24-Elliott, #22-Logano, #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #3-Dillon, #21-Blaney, #1-McMurray, #20-Kenseth, #19-Edwards and #41-Busch.
    #22-Logano was fastest in the second round with a speed of 140.378mph and will start 4th.
    #4-Harvick was fastest in the first round with a speed of 139.746mph and will start 6th.
    #78-Truex Jr., in a backup car, failed to run a qualifying lap and will start 40th.
    Driver(s) who will miss the race: none, 40 drivers entered
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Phoenix qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Phoenix Starting Lineup page (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Phoenix International Raceway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    #88-Alex Bowman won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 29th Annual Can-Am 500 with a lap of 25.619 seconds, 140.521 mph.
    This is his first pole in 80 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in five races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2016 and his fifth in six races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #24-Chase Elliott (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 17th in 35 races this season.
    #24-Chase Elliott (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-11-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #22-Logano 140.378
    #3-Dillon 139.914
    #42-Larson 139.855
    #21-Blaney 139.811
    #24-Elliott 139.768
    the rest of the top 12: 11 88 41 4 1 20 19;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 5 2 31 10 48 47 18 27 17 13 6 16
    (11-11-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #4-Harvick 139.746
    #3-Dillon 139.719
    #42-Larson 139.524
    #88-Bowman 139.367
    #21-Blaney 139.340
    the rest of the top 24: 5 11 22 2 19 18 24 31 41 1 48 20 10 27 17;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 14 95 43 38 7 34 23 83 44 15 32 46 30 98 55 78
    #78-Truex Jr.'s team didn't get the car ready in time and failed to make a run, will start 40th.
    Drivers who will miss the race: none as 40 cars entered for 40 spots
    (11-11-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Saturday, November 12th on NBCSN at 1:30pm/et

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted. 40 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #7-Smith.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #55-Kennington.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Phoenix Qualifying Order Page (pdf).

  • Friday practice for the Can-Am 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest & notes:
    #42-Larson 139.524
    #22-Logano 139.324
    #24-Elliott 139.297
    #11-Hamlin 139.152
    #78-Truex Jr. 139.136
    slowest: #55-Kennington 128.599 & #98-Sorenson 129.538
    most laps run: #18-Busch 34; #21-Blaney 31
    best 10 consecutive lap ave (3 cars): #14-Stewart, 134.421mph
    Notes: #78-Truex Jr. hit the wall towards the end of practice and pancaked the right side of the car. The team pulled out the backup car qualifying, which is scheduled for 6:45pm/et today TV=NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap aves on the Phoenix Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Friday practice rank for the Chase drivers at Phoenix:
    (in current Chase standings order)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th
    2) #19-Carl Edwards, 13th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 2nd
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 19th
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 10th
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 4th
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 15th
    8) #41-Kurt Busch, 8th
    (11-11-2016)

  • Entry List for the Can-Am 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Gray Gaulding*, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #55-DJ Kennington*, #88-Bowman, #95-McDowell, #98-Sorenson*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Gaulding, #55-Kennington, #98-Sorenson.
    Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Phoenix Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's 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 - Round of 8:
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36, Chase race 8 of 10]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson*,[4 wins], 4074 (won Martinsville)
    2) #19-Carl Edwards,[3 wins], 4049 (won Texas)
    3) #22-Joey Logano,[2 wins], 4074, +1 ahead of 5th
    4) #18-Kyle Busch,[4 wins], 4074, +1
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth,[2 wins], 4073, -1 behind 4th
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin,[3 wins], 4072, -2
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick,[4 wins] 4056, -18
    8) #41-Kurt Busch,[1 win], 4040, -34
    * will advance to the Championship Round by winning a Round of 8 race
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Texas Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 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) #4-Kevin Harvick (C7), 1083
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski (EC), 1056, -27
    3) #22-Joey Logano (C3), 1051, -32
    4) #18-Kyle Busch (C4), 1030, -53
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin (C6), 1017, -66
    6) #41-Kurt Busch (C8), 991, -92
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (EC), 985, -98
    8) #19-Carl Edwards (C2), 975, -108
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson (C1), 959, -124
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth (C5), 942, -141
    11) #24-Chase Elliott (EC), 904, -179
    12) #3-Austin Dillon (EC), 871, -212
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 866, -217
    14) #42-Kyle Larson (EC), 852, -231
    15) #31-Ryan Newman, 850, -233
    16) #1-Jamie McMurray (EC), 841, -242
    17)#47-AJ Allmendinger, 773, -310
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney, 764, -319
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 743, -340
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 728, -355
    21) #10-Danica Patrick, 655, -428
    22) #16-Greg Biffle, 642, -441
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 620, -463
    24) #43-Aric Almirola, 618, -465
    25) #14-Tony Stewart (EC), 597, -486
    27) #34-Chris Buescher (EC), 515, -568
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-6-2016)

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  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials:

    Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice and qualifying and 9 sets for the race

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4664; Right-side -- D-4666

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    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 series will run the same tire set-up at Phoenix this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams ran at Phoenix in March . . . for Camping World Truck teams, this is a different tire set-up from what they ran at Phoenix last November . . . compared to what was run at Phoenix last season, both left- and right-side tires feature the same constructions with different compounds to give the trucks/cars more grip . . . Phoenix is the only track at which either of these two tire codes are run . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Phoenix.

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