Skip to content
 Promo Image
Instacart 500 Logo

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Instacart 500

Phoenix Raceway Data
Season Race #: 05 of 36 (03-14-21)
Track Size: 1-mile
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 9 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 11 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 3 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 9 degrees
Race Length: 312 laps / 500 Kilometers
Stage 1 Length: 75 laps
Stage 2 Length: 115 laps
Final Stage Length: 122 laps

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Phoenix
Kevin Harvick………………………. 110.6
Chase Elliott……………………….. 108.4
Kyle Busch…………………………. 104.7
Denny Hamlin……………………….. 98.4
Brad Keselowski……………………. 95.0
Kurt Busch……………………………. 94.5
Joey Logano…………………………. 93.1
Kyle Larson………………………….. 93.0
Ryan Blaney…………………………. 89.4
Martin Truex Jr………………………. 88.5

Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2020 races (32 total) among active drivers at Phoenix Raceway.

Phoenix Raceway NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners

All-Time Pole Winners Poles
Kyle Busch 4
Ryan Newman 4
Carl Edwards 3
Jeff Gordon 3
Jimmie Johnson 3
Mark Martin 3
Rusty Wallace 3
Bill Elliott 2
Denny Hamlin 2
Geoff Bodine 2
Ken Schrader 2
Kevin Harvick 2
Martin Truex Jr 2
Ryan Blaney 2
AJ Allmendinger 1
Alex Bowman 1
Bobby Hamilton 1
Bobby Labonte 1
Brad Keselowski 1
Casey Atwood 1
Chase Elliott 1
Joey Logano 1
John Andretti 1
Matt Kenseth 1
Sterling Marlin 1

Phoenix Raceway Qualifying Data:

Track Qualifying record:

Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

143.158 mph, 25.147 secs. 11-13-15

2020 Pole winner:

Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

138.116 mph, 26.065 secs. 03-07-20

Phoenix Raceway NASCAR Cup Series Winners

All-Time Winners Wins
Kevin Harvick 9
Jimmie Johnson 4
Dale Earnhardt Jr 3
Kyle Busch 3
Carl Edwards 2
Davey Allison 2
Denny Hamlin 2
Jeff Burton 2
Jeff Gordon 2
Joey Logano 2
Mark Martin 2
Matt Kenseth 2
Ryan Newman 2
Alan Kulwicki 1
Bill Elliott 1
Bobby Hamilton 1
Chase Elliott 1
Dale Earnhardt 1
Dale Jarrett 1
Kasey Kahne 1
Kurt Busch 1
Ricky Rudd 1
Rusty Wallace 1
Terry Labonte 1
Tony Stewart 1

Phoenix Raceway Race Data:

Track race record:

Tony Stewart, Pontiac

118.132 mph, (02:38:28), 11-07-99

2020 race winner:

Joey Logano, Ford

94.407 mph, (03:20:50), 03-08-20

The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Top 16 in the Driver Standings at Phoenix Raceway

  Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Denny Hamlin 31 2 2 14 18 1 11.0 98.4
2 Brad Keselowski 23 1 0 7 11 1 13.0 95.0
3 Kyle Larson 13 0 0 5 7 1 12.0 93.0
4 Chase Elliott 10 1 1 3 6 1 11.8 108.4
5 Christopher Bell 2 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 65.0
6 Joey Logano 24 1 2 6 13 4 13.9 93.1
7 Kevin Harvick 36 2 9 18 25 0 8.9 110.6
8 Martin Truex Jr 30 2 0 4 12 4 15.9 88.5
9 Michael McDowell 20 0 0 0 0 7 31.8 42.6
10 Kurt Busch 36 0 1 7 20 2 13.6 94.5
11 William Byron 6 0 0 0 3 0 13.5 81.3
12 Austin Dillon 14 0 0 0 2 1 21.5 68.3
13 Ryan Preece 5 0 0 0 0 1 29.8 43.1
14 Kyle Busch 31 4 3 12 22 1 10.5 104.7
15 Ryan Blaney 10 2 0 2 5 2 15.7 89.4
16 Chris Buescher 10 0 0 0 0 1 24.2 49.7

* – Based on last 32 races at Phoenix Raceway (2005 – 2020).

Phoenix Raceway:

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 Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6, 1988.
  • The first spring race was held on April 23, 2005 and was also the first night race, which was won by Kurt Busch driving for Roush Fenway Racing.
  • 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):
    • Widened the frontstretch from 52 to 62 feet and reconfigured pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls
    • Pushed the dog-leg curve between Turn 2 and Turn 3 out 95 feet and tightened the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet
    • Implemented banking, including 11-degree banking between Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11-degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 9-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4.
  • Following the 2017 season, the track was renamed from Phoenix Raceway to ISM Raceway.
  • Phoenix Raceway underwent reconstruction following the Spring race of 2018, with many new fan amenities added to the track, as well as the track itself being reconfigured so that the start/finish line is now just before the dog leg.
  • Following the 2019 season, the track was renamed from ISM Raceway back to Phoenix Raceway.
  • There have been 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.

STARTS

  • In total 230 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway; 173 have competed in more than one race at Phoenix.
  • Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman lead the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Phoenix Raceway with 36 starts each.
  • A total of 25 different drivers have made their first NASCAR Cup Series start at Phoenix Raceway. Three of the 25 are entered this weekend at Phoenix – Quinn Houff (3/10/2019), Matt DiBenedetto (3/15/2015) and Ryan Newman (11/5/2000).
  • Chase Elliott leads the series in average starting position at Phoenix Raceway with a 4.6 in 10 starts.
Top 10 In Average Starting Position at Phoenix
Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Chase Elliott 4.600 10
2 Ryan Blaney 6.000 10
3 Kyle Larson 7.692 13
4 Rusty Wallace 8.053 19
5 Alan Kulwicki 8.600 5
6 Erik Jones 9.556 9
7 Denny Hamlin 10.032 31
8 Kyle Busch 10.387 31
9 Joey Logano 10.500 24
10 Jeff Gordon 10.794 34

POLES

  • There have been 25 different NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award winners at Phoenix Raceway; 10 are active this weekend.
  • Ryan Newman (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008) and Kyle Busch (2006, 2012, 2016, 2019) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Phoenix Raceway with four each.
  • Geoffrey Bodine won the first NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award at Phoenix Raceway in 1988 at a speed of 123.203 mph (29.220 secs.) in a Chevrolet.
  • Youngest Phoenix Raceway pole winner: Kyle Busch (April 22, 2006 – 20 years, 11 months, 20 days).
  • Oldest Phoenix Raceway pole winner: Mark Martin (March 3, 2013 – 54 years, 1 month, 22 days).
  • Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards are the only drivers to win consecutive poles at Phoenix Raceway. Newman won three-straight (2002-04), Gordon won in the Fall of 2006 and the Spring of 2007. Edwards won in the Fall of 2010 and Spring of 2011.
  • Four drivers have won their first career NASCAR Cup Series pole at Phoenix Raceway: Casey Atwood (October 2001), Denny Hamlin (November 2005), AJ Allmendinger (April 2010) and Alex Bowman (November 2016).
  • Five different manufacturers have won at least one Busch pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway, led by Chevrolet with 18 poles; followed by Ford (15), Toyota (seven), Dodge (four) and Pontiac (four).

WINS

  • A total of 25 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Phoenix Raceway; seven are active this weekend.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the series in wins at Phoenix Raceway with nine victories (2006 sweep, 2012 Playoff race, 2013 Playoff race, 2014 sweep, 2015 Spring race, 2016 Spring race, 2018 Spring race).
  • 12 drivers have multiple wins at Phoenix Raceway: Kevin Harvick leads the series in wins with nine followed by Jimmie Johnson (four), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (three), Kyle Busch (three), Davey Allison (two), Jeff Burton (two), Jeff Gordon (two) Carl Edwards (two), Mark Martin (two), Matt Kenseth (two), Ryan Newman (two) and Denny Hamlin (two).
  • Six drivers have won consecutive races at Phoenix Raceway:
    • Davey Allison (1991,1992)
    • Jeff Burton (2000, 2001)
    • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003, 2004)
    • Kevin Harvick (swept 2006, 2013 Playoff race, swept 2014 and 2015 spring race)
    • Jimmie Johnson (fall race of 2007, swept 2008)
    • Kyle Busch (2018 Playoff race, 2019)
  • Alan Kulwicki (11/6/1988) and Bobby Hamilton (10/27/1996) are the only two drivers to post their first NASCAR Cup Series career win at Phoenix Raceway.
  • 23 of the 25 NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have won at Phoenix Raceway 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 and Joey Logano competed at Phoenix Raceway 16 times before winning; the longest span of any the 25 winners.
  • Clint Bowyer leads the series (active drivers) with the most NASCAR Cup Series starts at Phoenix Raceway without visiting Victory Lane in 29 starts; followed by Martin Truex Jr. with 28 starts.
  • Youngest NASCAR Cup Series Phoenix Raceway winner: Kyle Busch (November 13, 2005 – 20 years, 6 months, 11 days).
  • Oldest NASCAR Cup Series Phoenix Raceway winner: Mark Martin (April 18, 2009 – 50 years, 3 months, 9 days).
  • Six of the 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway have been won from the pole or first starting position (12.2%): Jeff Gordon (Spring race of 2007), Jimmie Johnson (Playoff race of 2008), Mark Martin (Spring race of 2009), Carl Edwards (Playoff race of 2010), Kevin Harvick (Spring race of 2015) and Chase Elliott (Championship finale 2020; started in first due to Metric Qualifying).
  • Nine of the 49 (18.3%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway have been won from the front row: six from the pole or first starting position and three from the second starting position.
  • Ricky Rudd won the 1995 Phoenix Raceway race from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a NASCAR Cup Series race winner has started at the 1-mile raceway.
  • Kevin Harvick won the 2012 Phoenix Raceway race from the 19th-place starting position, the furthest back an active NASCAR Cup Series race winner has started at Phoenix.

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Phoenix Raceway

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 6 12.24% 14 2 4.08%
2 3 6.12% 15 3 6.12%
3 7 14.29% 17 1 2.04%
4 2 4.08% 18 1 2.04%
6 3 6.12% 19 2 4.08%
7 2 4.08% 20 1 2.04%
9 2 4.08% 21 1 2.04%
10 2 4.08% 22 1 2.04%
11 2 4.08% 28 1 2.04%
12 1 2.04% 29 1 2.04%
13 5 10.20%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the Pole: 12.24% 6
Winning from the Front Row: 18.37% 9
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 36.73% 18
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 55.10% 27
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 10: 44.90% 22
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 8.16% 4
  • Of the 12 drivers with multiple Cup wins at Phoenix Raceway, four drivers have won in multiple manufacturers:

o    Mark MartinFord (1993) and Chevrolet (2009).

o    Kevin Harvick Chevrolet (2006 sweep, 2012, 2013, 2014 sweep, 2015, 2016) and Ford (2018)

o    Kyle Busch Chevrolet (2005) and Toyota (2018, 2019)

o    Matt Kenseth Ford (2002) and Toyota (2017)

  • Kevin Harvick became the ninth different driver to have won nine or more times at a single track when he won in 2018 at Phoenix Raceway. Now he can attempt to become just the sixth driver to win 10 or more races at a single track with a win this weekend:

 

Drivers with 10 or More NASCAR Cup Series Wins at a Single Track

Race Winners No. of Tracks Tracks With 10 or More Wins
Richard Petty 5 Martinsville (15), North Wilkesboro (15), Richmond (13), Rockingham (11) Daytona (10)
Darrell Waltrip 3 Bristol (12), Martinsville (11), North Wilkesboro (10)
Jimmie Johnson 1 Dover (11)
David Pearson 1 Darlington (10)
Dale Earnhardt 1 Talladega (10)
  • A total of 13 different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway; led by Hendrick Motorsports with 11 victories; including the season finale last year.
Rank Organizations Wins
1 Hendrick Motorsports 11
2 Roush Fenway Racing 7
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 6
4 Richard Childress Racing 6
5 Stewart-Haas Racing 6
6 Robert Yates Racing 3
7 Team Penske 3
8 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 2
9 AK Racing 1
10 Melling Racing 1
11 Petty Enterprises 1
12 Red Bull Racing 1
13 Rudd Performance Motorsports 1
  • Four different manufacturers have won at least one race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix, led by Chevrolet with 24 victories; followed by Ford (17), Toyota (six) and Pontiac (two).

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes

  • A total of 29 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished runner-up at Phoenix Raceway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Phoenix Raceway with five second-place finishes.
  • Kyle Busch leads all active series drivers with four second-place finishes at Phoenix Raceway.

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Phoenix Raceway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Runner-Up Finishes Rank Active Drivers Runner-Up Finishes
1 Mark Martin 5 1 Kyle Busch 4
2 Kyle Busch 4 2 Kevin Harvick 3
3 Jimmie Johnson 3 3 Brad Keselowski 2
4 Kevin Harvick 3 4 Ryan Newman 2
5 Tony Stewart 3 5 Chase Elliott 1
Denny Hamlin 1
Kurt Busch 1
Kyle Larson 1
Martin Truex Jr 1

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Top-Five Finishes

  • A total of 51 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have finished inside the top-five at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the series in top-five finishes at Phoenix Raceway with 18 top fives.

Top 10 in Top-Five Finishes at Phoenix Raceway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Kevin Harvick 18 1 Kevin Harvick 18
2 Jimmie Johnson 16 2 Denny Hamlin 14
3 Denny Hamlin 14 3 Kyle Busch 12
4 Jeff Gordon 12 4 Ryan Newman 10
5 Kyle Busch 12 5 Brad Keselowski 7
6 Mark Martin 12 6 Kurt Busch 7
7 Ryan Newman 10 7 Joey Logano 6
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr 9 8 Kyle Larson 5
9 Carl Edwards 8 9 Martin Truex Jr 4
10 Tony Stewart 8 10 Chase Elliott 3

Top-10 Finishes

  • A total of 85 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have finished inside the top-10 at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes at Phoenix Raceway with 25.

Top 10 in Top-10 Finishes at Phoenix Raceway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top 10s Rank Active Drivers Top 10s
1 Kevin Harvick 25 1 Kevin Harvick 25
2 Jeff Gordon 24 2 Kyle Busch 22
3 Jimmie Johnson 22 3 Kurt Busch 20
4 Kyle Busch 22 4 Denny Hamlin 18
5 Mark Martin 21 5 Joey Logano 13
6 Kurt Busch 20 6 Martin Truex Jr 12
7 Denny Hamlin 18 7 Ryan Newman 12
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15 8 Brad Keselowski 11
9 Jeff Burton 14 9 Kyle Larson 7
10 Carl Edwards 13 10 Aric Almirola 6
Joey Logano 13 Chase Elliott 6
Matt Kenseth 13

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Average Finishing Position

  • Alan Kulwicki (five starts) leads the series in average finishing position at Phoenix Raceway with a 5.200.
  • Kevin Harvick (36 starts) leads all active drivers in average finishing position at Phoenix Raceway with a 8.917.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Phoenix (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Alan Kulwicki 5.200 5 1 Kevin Harvick 8.917 36
2 Kevin Harvick 8.917 36 2 Kyle Busch 10.516 31
3 Dale Earnhardt 9.538 13 3 Denny Hamlin 11.032 31
4 Mark Martin 9.588 34 4 Chase Elliott 11.800 10
5 Jimmie Johnson 10.229 35 5 Kyle Larson 12.000 13
6 Kyle Busch 10.516 31 6 Brad Keselowski 13.000 23
7 Jeff Gordon 10.765 34 7 William Byron 13.500 6
8 Davey Allison 11.000 5 8 Kurt Busch 13.611 36
9 Denny Hamlin 11.032 31 9 Joey Logano 13.875 24
10 Chase Elliott 11.800 10 10 Aric Almirola 14.800 20

LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 91 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Kevin Harvick (36 starts) leads the series in laps led at Phoenix Raceway with 1,662.
  • The most laps led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway was 264 of the scheduled 312 laps (84.6%) by Kevin Harvick in November of 2014. He started third and won the event.
  • The most laps led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway by a driver that did not win was 237 of the scheduled 319 laps (74.3%) by Kyle Busch in November of 2012. He started first and finished third in the event.
  • The fewest laps led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway by the race winning driver was four laps of the scheduled 378 laps (1.05%) by Ryan Newman in April of 2010. He started 14th and won the event.

Top 10 All-Time Lap Leaders at Phoenix Raceway

Rank All-Time Drivers Races Led Completed % Led
1 Kevin Harvick 36 1,662 11,218 14.8%
2 Kyle Busch 31 1,190 9,474 12.6%
3 Jimmie Johnson 35 998 10,619 9.4%
4 Mark Martin 34 911 10,477 8.7%
5 Rusty Wallace 19 867 5,406 16.0%
6 Denny Hamlin 31 821 9,613 8.5%
7 Kurt Busch 36 817 11,158 7.3%
8 Joey Logano 24 574 7,155 8.0%
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr 30 569 8,734 6.5%
10 Tony Stewart 28 555 8,690 6.4%

Top 10 Active Lap Leaders at Phoenix Raceway

Rank Active Drivers Races Led Completed % Led
1 Kevin Harvick 36 1,662 11,218 14.8%
2 Kyle Busch 31 1,190 9,474 12.6%
3 Denny Hamlin 31 821 9,613 8.5%
4 Kurt Busch 36 817 11,158 7.3%
5 Joey Logano 24 574 7,155 8.0%
6 Chase Elliott 10 402 2,989 13.4%
7 Brad Keselowski 23 264 6,843 3.9%
8 Ryan Newman 36 242 10,301 2.3%
9 Alex Bowman 11 194 3,110 6.2%
10 Martin Truex Jr 30 123 8,633 1.4%

TRACK & EVENT STATS

Finishes

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway was the Spring race of 2016 (03/13/16) when Kevin Harvick beat Carl Edwards to the line by 0.010 seconds.

Top Five Closest Margins of Victory at Phoenix Raceway

Margin of Victory Race Winner Runner-Up Date
0.010 Kevin Harvick Carl Edwards Sunday, March 13, 2016
0.130 Ryan Newman Jeff Gordon Saturday, April 10, 2010
0.170 Mark Martin Ernie Irvan Sunday, October 31, 1993
0.250 Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson Sunday, November 12, 2006
0.276 Joey Logano Kevin Harvick Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Nine of the 49 races at Phoenix Raceway have ended with NASCAR Overtime:
Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Overtime Laps Winner Runner-Up
3/8/2020 312 316 4 Joey Logano Kevin Harvick
3/19/2017 312 314 2 Ryan Newman Kyle Larson
11/13/2016 312 324 12 Joey Logano Kyle Busch
3/13/2016 312 313 1 Kevin Harvick Carl Edwards
3/3/2013 312 316 4 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson
11/11/2012 312 319 7 Kevin Harvick Denny Hamlin
4/10/2010 375 378 3 Ryan Newman Jeff Gordon
11/9/2008 312 313 1 Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch
11/7/2004 312 315 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr Ryan Newman

Weather/Postponements

  • Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather at Phoenix Raceway.
  • The 2020 season finale and the 2021 Spring race at Phoenix Raceway had the starting lineups decided by Metric Qualifying.
  • Only two of the 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix have been shortened due to weather:
Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Fewer Laps Winner Runner-Up
Sunday, November 15, 2015 312 219 -93 Dale Earnhardt Jr Kevin Harvick
Sunday, October 25, 1998 312 257 -55 Rusty Wallace Mark Martin

Cautions

  • The 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway have produced an average of 7.3 cautions per race and an average of 40.7 laps of caution per race.
  • The most cautions in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix was 12 – twice on Nov. 9, 2014 and March 8, 2020.
  • The fewest cautions in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix was two – twice on Nov. 7, 1999 and Nov. 15, 2015.
  • Seven of the last 11 NASCAR Cup Series Spring races at Phoenix Raceway have had a caution come out within the last 15 laps of regulation (see chart below):
Seasons Last Caution During Regulation Came Out On Lap Remaining Laps of Race Finish Comments
2020 311 1 Went to Overtime
2019 234 78 Finished as Scheduled
2018 192 120 Finished as Scheduled
2017 308 4 Went to Overtime
2016 308 4 Went to Overtime
2015 297 15 Finished as Scheduled
2014 298 14 Finished as Scheduled
2013 311 1 Went to Overtime
2012 257 55 Finished as Scheduled
2011 287 25 Finished as Scheduled
2010 373 5 Finished as Scheduled

Lead Changes

  • The 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway have produced an average of 13.6 lead changes per race. The most lead changes at Phoenix were 28 on Feb. 27, 2011; the fewest was one on Nov. 4, 1990.

Leaders

  • The 49 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix Raceway have produced an average of 7.8 different leaders per race. The most leaders at Phoenix were 15 on March 4, 2012 and the fewest was 2 on Nov. 4, 1990.

FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver in the NASCAR Cup Series to compete at Phoenix Raceway. She made 11 starts at Phoenix Raceway in her career.
Date Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Driver Rating
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Danica Patrick 24 25 48.2
Monday, March 13, 2017 Danica Patrick 26 22 52.8
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Danica Patrick 16 29 48.9
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Danica Patrick 36 19 60.3
Sunday, November 15, 2015 Danica Patrick 21 16 66.4
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Danica Patrick 23 26 59.6
Sunday, November 9, 2014 Danica Patrick 32 22 60.5
Sunday, March 2, 2014 Danica Patrick 33 36 51.7
Sunday, November 10, 2013 Danica Patrick 32 33 33.2
Sunday, March 3, 2013 Danica Patrick 40 39 44.2
Sunday, November 11, 2012 Danica Patrick 37 17 58.0
AVERAGES 29.1 25.8 53.1

NASCAR IN ARIZONA

  • There have been 125 NASCAR national series races among four tracks in the state of Arizona.
  • The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Arizona was a NASCAR Cup Series race at Arizona State Fairgrounds in 1951. Arizona State Fairgrounds is a 1-mile dirt track. The race was 150 laps and had 33 entries. Marshall Teague won the race in a 1951 Hudson.
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Total Years
Phoenix Raceway Avondale 49 38 30 117 1988
Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix 4 0 0 4 1951
Tucson Raceway Park Tucson 0 0 3 3 1995
Tucson Rodeo Grounds Tucson 1 0 0 1 1955
Totals 54 38 33 125

ARIZONA DRIVERS IN NASCAR

  • A total of 33 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Arizona.
  • Of the 33 Arizona drivers, only two have won a NASCAR national series race; including Michael McDowell’s 2021 Daytona 500 victory.
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Alex Bowman (Tucson) 2 1 0 3
Michael McDowell (Glendale) 1 1 0 2
Totals 3 2 0 5

— NASCAR —