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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Phoenix Raceway Race Page

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - Phoenix Raceway
3:30pm/et
Green flag: 3:44pm/et
Laps: 312 - Stages: Stages: 75/190/312
TV: FOX -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Weekend on-track schedule

For the complete at-track schedule click here.

Times are Eastern .

Friday, March 6
3:35 PM-4:25 PM NCS 1ST PRACTICE
TV: FS1
5:35 PM-6:25 PM NCS 2ND PRACTICE
TV: FS1

Saturday, March 7
2:35 PM NCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO LAPS ALL POSITIONS)
TV: FS1

Sunday, March 8
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 75/150/312 LAPS = 312 MILES)
TV: FOX


Race Rundown

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Joey Logano gets second 2020 win in overtime at Phoenix: Joey Logano expected a bump from Kevin Harvick in the two-lap overtime Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, but the bump never came. Instead, Harvick pulled up beside Logano in the center of Turns 1 and 2 on the final lap of the FanShield 500, but Logano sped away with a hard charge off Turn 2 and cruised to the finish line with a margin of .276 seconds. With the victory—his second at Phoenix and the 25th of his career—Logano is the first multiple winner of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, having previously taken the checkered flag at Las Vegas in the year’s second event.[Read More](3-8-2020)

#22-Joey Logano won the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. The win is his 2nd of the season, 2nd win at Phoenix and 25th career win.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #42-Larson, #14-Bowyer, #1-Busch, pole winner #9-Elliott, #10-Almirola, #41-Custer, and #24-Byron.
Logano took the lead with 19 laps remaining and held on through a couple late cautions and an Overtime finish to get the win.
There were 20 lead changes among 7 drivers and 12 cautions for 73 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 94.407mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Phoenix
Joey Logano won the 16th Annual Fanshield 500, his 25th victory in 403 Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 23 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 24th top-10 finish in 35 races at Phoenix Raceway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2020.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 22nd top-10 finish in 30 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Cole Custer (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 1 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR)(3-8-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Phoenix:
1) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 163
2) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 138
3) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 111
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 164 pts
5) #9-Chase Elliott, 144, -20
6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 131, -33
7) #12-Ryan Blaney, 123, -41
8) #42-Kyle Larson, 121, -43
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 121, -43
10) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 118, -46
11) #2-Brad Keselowski, 118, -46
12) #18-Kyle Busch, 111, -53
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 105, -59
14) #17-Chris Buescher, 102, -62
15) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 96, -68
16) #1-Kurt Busch, 90, -74
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Chase Elliott knocks Kevin Harvick off NASCAR Cup Series pole at Phoenix: Kevin Harvick showed the way, and Chase Elliott proved the model student in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Phoenix Raceway. After Harvick tested the traction compound at the top of the one-mile track and made it work—running a qualifying lap in 26.110 seconds (137.878 mph)—Elliott followed with a pole-winning effort of 26.065 seconds (138.116 mph).[Read More](3-7-2020)

Cars to the rear: #19-Truex, Jr. (engine change), #38-Nemechek (radiator change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #9-Elliott chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#19-Truex, who qualified 12th but will have to drop to the rear at the start, chose the 41st and final pit stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(3-7-2020)

#9-Chase Elliott won the Busch pole for the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway with speed of 138.116mph for his 1st pole at Phoenix and 9th of his career.
#4-Harvick will start second followed by #11-Hamlin, #42-Larson, #12-Blaney, #10-Almirola, #1-Busch, #88-Bowman, #21-DiBenedetto, and #18-Busch.
See the complete qualifying results and the Fan Shield 500 Starting Lineup.(3-7-2020)

Phoenix Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Chase Elliott won the Pole Award for the 16th Annual FanShield 500 with a lap of 26.065 seconds, 138.116 mph.
This is his ninth pole in 153 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2020.
This is his first pole in nine races at Phoenix Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2020 and his 18th in 35 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Denny Hamlin (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Phoenix Raceway. It is his second in four races this season.
Christopher Bell (15th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(3-7-2019)

Final practice for the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes:
#9-Elliott 134.213
#18-Busch 134.203
#10-Almirola 133.655
#88-Bowman 133.406
#13-Dillon 133.269
Slowest: #53-Gase 125.252
Most laps run: #2-Keselowski, 67 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 28 drivers): #4-Harvick 131.645mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds (pdf) page.(3-6-2020)

First practice for the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes:
#24-Byron 134.595
#9-Elliott 133.849
#2-Keselowski 133.309
#14-Boywer 133.235
#1-Busch 133.220
Slowest: #77-Sorenson 116.249mph
Most laps run: #8-Reddick, 36 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 5 drivers): #8-Reddick, 131.674mph.
Notes: #32-LaJoie made light contact with the outside wall.  The team will repair it.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(3-6-2020)

The Entry List for the Fan Shield 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #6-Chastain, #51-McLeod, #52-Yeley, #523-Gase, #66-Hill, #77-Sorenson.
Since 38 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Goodyear Tire Notes

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: TBA
Command: Bryan Derbyshire, Casey Callinsky and families
Honorary Starter: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Clive Standen
Color Guard: Luke Air Force Base Color Guard
Invocation: Pastor Rick Derbyshire
National Anthem: Skylar Astin
Flyover: Four F-35s from Luke Air Force Base

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