Kevin Harvick edges out Carl Edwards in photo finish for eighth Phoenix win

CddpktwWwAA6USRThe 2015 March NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Phoenix Int’l Raceway event winner, Kevin Harvick, defended his victory with a dominant win in Sunday’s 2016 NSCS Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway.

Harvick, who led the most laps – 139 out of 313, received his first series victory and fourth top-10 finish of the season, his 32nd series career victory in 542 races and his eighth series victory in 27 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Carl Edwards finished 0.010 seconds behind Harvick to finish in the runner-up position (a new track record. Previously held by Ryan Newman with a 0.13 second win over Jeff Gordon in 2010), and they were followed by Denny Hamlin finishing third, pole-sitter Kyle Busch fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished in fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kurt Busch bringing home sixth, Matt Kenseth seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott eighth, Austin Dillon ninth and ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney taking 10th-place.

Both Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch leave Phoenix with the identical amount in the point standings (154), but with his victory today, Harvick is recorded as the points leader.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 113.212 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 45 Mins, 53 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.010 Seconds
Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps

Up Next: The Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 20th, with an approximate starting time of 3:50 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX.

Notes: At-track tech is done. No issues. Harvick and Edwards cars back to R&D.

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Good Sam 500(k) Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick 313 Running 139 45 5
2 19 Carl Edwards 313 Running 65 40 1
3 11 Denny Hamlin 313 Running 0 38 0
4 18 Kyle Busch 313 Running 75 38 1
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 313 Running 34 37 1
6 41 Kurt Busch 313 Running 0 35 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 313 Running 0 34 0
8 24 Chase Elliott # 313 Running 0 33 0
9 3 Austin Dillon 313 Running 0 32 0
10 21 Ryan Blaney # 313 Running 0 31 0
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 313 Running 0 30 0
12 42 Kyle Larson 313 Running 0 29 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 313 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 313 Running 0 27 0
15 14 Ty Dillon (i) 313 Running 0 0 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 313 Running 0 25 0
17 47 AJ Allmendinger 313 Running 0 24 0
18 22 Joey Logano 312 Running 0 23 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 312 Running 0 22 0
20 83 Matt Dibenedetto 312 Running 0 21 0
21 16 Greg Biffle 312 Running 0 20 0
22 5 Kasey Kahne 312 Running 0 19 0
23 6 Trevor Bayne 311 Running 0 18 0
24 23 David Ragan 309 Running 0 17 0
25 38 Landon Cassill 308 Running 0 16 0
26 95 Michael McDowell 308 Running 0 15 0
27 44 Brian Scott # 308 Running 0 14 0
28 7 Regan Smith 308 Running 0 13 0
29 2 Brad Keselowski 307 Running 0 12 0
30 34 Chris Bueshcher # 307 Running 0 11 0
31 15 Clint Bowyer 307 Running 0 10 0
32 32 Joey Gase 305 Running 0 9 0
33 46 Michael Annett 303 Running 0 8 0
34 30 Josh Wise 303 Running 0 7 0
35 13 Casey Mears 268 Running 0 6 0
36 98 Cole Whitt 236 Overheating 0 5 0
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 161 Accident 0 4 0
38 27 Paul Menard 104 Accident 0 3 0
39 31 Ryan Newman 51 Accident 0 2 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 154 Leader 4 1 2 4 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 154 0 4 0 4 4 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 140 -14 4 1 2 2 0
4 41 Kurt Busch 137 -17 4 0 1 4 0
5 19 Carl Edwards 136 -18 4 0 3 3 0
6 11 Denny Hamlin 131 -23 4 1 2 2 0
7 22 Joey Logano 127 -27 4 0 1 2 0
8 3 Austin Dillon 122 -32 4 0 1 3 0
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 117 -37 4 0 1 2 0
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 115 -39 4 0 2 3 1
11 2 Brad Keselowski 110 -44 4 1 1 2 0
12 21 Ryan Blaney # 104 -50 4 0 0 2 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 100 -54 4 0 0 0 0
14 5 Kasey Kahne 96 -58 4 0 0 1 0
15 1 Jamie McMurray 94 -60 4 0 0 0 0
16 20 Matt Kenseth 90 -64 4 0 0 1 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 42 Kyle Larson 85 -5 4 0 0 1 0
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 83 -7 4 0 0 1 1
19 16 Greg Biffle 76 -14 4 0 0 0 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 75 -15 4 0 0 0 0
21 24 Chase Elliott # 74 -16 4 0 0 2 1
22 6 Trevor Bayne 74 -16 4 0 0 0 0
23 7 Regan Smith 70 -20 4 0 0 1 0
24 10 Danica Patrick 69 -21 4 0 0 0 1
25 31 Ryan Newman 68 -22 4 0 0 0 1
26 27 Paul Menard 65 -25 4 0 0 0 1
27 13 Casey Mears 60 -30 4 0 0 0 0
28 44 Brian Scott # 56 -34 4 0 0 0 0
29 38 Landon Cassill 52 -38 4 0 0 0 0
30 59 Michael McDowell 51 -39 4 0 0 0 0
31 23 David Ragan 48 -42 4 0 0 0 0
32 46 Michael Annett 45 -45 4 0 0 0 0
33 93 Matt Dibenedetto 44 -46 4 0 0 0 1
34 15 Clint Bowyer 43 -47 4 0 0 0 0
35 34 Chris Bueshcher # 41 -49 4 0 0 0 1
36 14 Brian Vickers 20 -70 2 0 0 0 0
37 30 Josh Wise 15 -75 3 0 0 0 0
38 83 Michael Waltrip 12 -78 1 0 0 0 0
39 98 Cole Whitt 12 -78 3 0 0 0 2
40 32 Bobby Labonte 11 -79 1 0 0 0 0
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 11 -79 2 0 0 0 0
42 32 Joey Gase 9 -81 1 0 0 0 0
43 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -87 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie
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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 116 Leader 4
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 0 110 -6 4
3 Hendrick Motorsports 48 1 109 -7 4
4 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 104 -12 4
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 0 102 -14 4
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 100 -16 4
7 Team Penske 22 0 98 -18 4
8 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 96 -20 4
9 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 93 -23 4
10 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 90 -26 4
11 Team Penske 2 1 79 -37 4
12 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 78 -38 4
13 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 77 -39 4
14 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 76 -40 4
15 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 73 -43 4
16 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 72 -44 4
17 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 72 -44 4
18 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 69 -47 4
19 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 61 -55 4
20 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 57 -59 4
21 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 57 -59 4
22 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 56 -60 4
23 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 56 -60 4
24 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 56 -60 4
25 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 54 -62 4
26 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 47 -69 4
27 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 44 -72 4
28 Germain Racing 13 0 42 -74 4
29 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 41 -75 4
30 BK Racing 83 0 37 -79 4
31 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 36 -80 4
32 BK Racing 23 0 36 -80 4
33 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 34 -82 4
34 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 33 -83 4
35 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 31 -85 4
36 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 30 -86 4
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 26 -90 4
38 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 22 -94 1
39 The Motorsports Group 30 0 8 -108 4
40 Premium Motorsports 98 0 7 -109 4
41 BK Racing 26 0 3 -113 1
42 BK Racing 93 0 1 -115 1
43 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 0 -116 1
44 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -116 1

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 21 Ryan Blaney 48 Leader
2 26 Chase Elliott 44 -4
3 44 Brian Scott 36 -12
4 34 Chris Buescher 35 -13
5 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt 15 -33

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 2 166 Leader
2 Toyota 1 162 -4
3 Ford 1 142 -24

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Kyle Busch, #18 138.387 mph
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Kyle Busch, #18
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18
Ingersoll Rand Power Move Kyle Larson, #42 6 positions
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Hendrick Engines, #4
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kevin Harvick, #4
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Kevin Harvick, #4 Crew Chief R. Childers
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Chase Elliott, #24
3M Lap Leader Jimmie Johnson, #48 76 Laps
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Kyle Busch, #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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