NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Good Sam 500(k)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Good Sam 500(k)
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
5 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Engine Change
46 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Backup Car
48 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Backup Car
31 52 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
11 53 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 59
44 109 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 112
17 163 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
2 226 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 234
2 226 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 234
13 229 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 234
2 232 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 234
5 307 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 311
5 307 Commitment Line Violation Y Tail End 311

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch makes it look easy as Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps Xfinity race at Phoenix

9It was another visit to victory lane for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), as Busch wins – for the third consecutive weekend – the 2016 NXS Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 Saturday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway.

Busch, who led the most laps – 175 out of 200, received his third series win and third top-10 finish of the season, his 79th series career win in 314 races and his ninth series win in 20 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Following Busch to the drop of the checkered flag were his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammates. Erik Jones (pole-sitter & series Rookie of the Year contender) and Daniel Suarez finishing second and third respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Justin Allgaier claiming fourth, Chase Elliott sixth, Ty Dillon seventh, Elliott Sadler eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth and ROTY contender Brennan Poole bringing home 10th-place.

With his third-place finish, Daniel Suarez leaves Phoenix with an 8-point lead over Elliott Sadler (2nd) and a 9-point lead over Ty Dillon (3rd).

Notes: No. 20 of Erik Jones fails inspection at Phoenix. According to NASCAR officials, the No. 20 car was found to have rear alignment measurement issues in the post-race laser inspection.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 114.087 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 45 Mins, 11 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 2.285 Seconds
Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps

Up Next: The Auto Club Speedway (ACS) NXS 300 on Saturday, March 19th, with an approximate starting time of 4:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

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Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 175 0 0
2 20 Erik Jones # 200 Running 5 40 1
3 19 Daniel Suarez 200 Running 0 38 0
4 7 Justin Allgaier 200 Running 0 37 0
5 88 Chase Elliott (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
6 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 11 36 1
7 2 Austin Dillon (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
8 1 Elliot Sadler 200 Running 0 33 0
9 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 200 Running 9 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 200 Running 0 31 0
11 33 Brandon Jones # 200 Running 0 30 0
12 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 200 Running 0 29 0
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 199 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Ryan Reed 199 Running 0 27 0
15 42 Justin Marks 199 Running 0 26 0
16 11 Blake Koch 199 Running 0 25 0
17 43 Jeb Burton 199 Running 0 24 0
18 28 Dakoda Armstrong 198 Running 0 23 0
19 93 Dylan Lupton 198 Running 0 22 0
20 14 JJ Yeley 198 Running 0 21 0
21 01 Ryan Preece # 197 Running 0 20 0
22 44 David Starr 197 Running 0 19 0
23 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 196 Running 0 0 0
24 4 Ross Chastain 196 Running 0 17 0
25 07 Ray Black Jr 196 Running 0 16 0
26 24 TJ Bell 196 Running 0 15 0
27 39 Ryan Sieg 195 Running 0 14 0
28 51 Jeremy Clements 195 Running 0 13 0
29 78 BJ McLeod 194 Running 0 12 0
30 97 Harrison Rhodes 194 Running 0 11 0
31 0 Garrett Smithley # 194 Running 0 10 0
32 25 Timmy Hill 193 Running 0 9 0
33 52 Joey Gase 191 Running 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 191 Running 0 7 0
35 90 Mario Gosselin 190 Running 0 6 0
36 13 DJ Kennington 190 Running 0 5 0
37 15 Todd Peck 188 Running 0 4 0
38 74 Mike Harmon 182 Running 0 3 0
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 11 Overheating 0 2 0
40 10 Jeff Green 5 Vibration 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 144 Leader 4 0 2 4 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 136 -8 4 0 1 4 0
3 3 Ty Dillon 135 -9 4 0 1 3 0
4 7 Justin Allgaier 132 -12 4 0 1 3 0
5 33 Brandon Jones # 129 -15 4 0 0 2 0
6 20 Erik Jones # 126 -18 4 0 3 3 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 119 -25 4 0 0 2 0
8 16 Ryan Reed 106 -38 4 0 0 0 0
9 48 Brennan Poole # 102 -42 4 0 0 1 0
10 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 96 -48 4 0 0 1 1
11 43 Jeb Burton 96 -48 4 0 0 1 0
12 11 Blake Koch 93 -51 4 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 89 -4 4 0 0 0 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 87 -6 4 0 0 0 0
15 51 Jeremy Clements 84 -9 4 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 74 -19 4 0 0 0 0
17 01 Ryan Preece # 63 -30 4 0 0 0 1
18 14 JJ Yeley 63 -30 3 0 0 0 0
19 44 David Starr 62 -31 4 0 0 0 1
20 78 BJ McLeod # 58 -35 4 0 0 0 0
21 07 Ray Black Jr # 48 -45 4 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 44 -49 3 0 0 0 0
23 24 Corey Lajoie 40 -53 2 0 0 0 0
24 52 Joey Gase 39 -54 4 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 34 -59 3 0 0 0 0
26 42 Justin Marks 33 -60 2 0 0 0 1
27 97 Harrison Rhodes 26 -67 3 0 0 0 2
28 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -68 2 0 0 0 0
29 74 Mike Harmon 24 -69 3 0 0 0 0
30 93 Dylan Lupton 22 -71 1 0 0 0 0
31 70 Derrike Cope 21 -72 2 0 0 0 0
32 15 Cody Ware # 16 -77 2 0 0 0 1
33 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -78 1 0 0 0 0
34 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -78 1 0 0 0 0
35 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -80 4 0 0 0 4
36 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -81 1 0 0 0 0
37 0 Eric McClure 11 -82 1 0 0 0 0
38 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -82 1 0 0 0 0
39 13 Josh Reaume 10 -83 2 0 0 0 2
40 25 Timmy Hill 9 -84 1 0 0 0 0
41 40 Carl Long 9 -84 2 0 0 0 2
42 99 Todd Peck 7 -86 2 0 0 0 1
43 17 Jeff Green 7 -137 4 0 0 0 4
44 14 Benny Gordon 6 -138 1 0 0 0 1
45 13 Derek White 5 -139 1 0 0 0 0
46 13 DJ Kennington 5 -139 1 0 0 0 0
47 90 Martin Roy 3 -141 1 0 0 0 1
48 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -142 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 3 153 Leader 4
2 Rick Hendrick 88 1 146 -7 4
3 Joe Gibbs 19 0 144 -9 4
4 Richard Childress 2 0 144 -9 4
5 Roger Penske 22 0 136 -17 4
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 136 -17 4
7 Richard Childress 3 0 135 -18 4
8 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 132 -21 4
9 Richard Childress 33 0 129 -24 4
10 Joe Gibbs 20 0 126 -27 4
11 Richard Childress 62 0 119 -34 4
12 Jack Roush 16 0 106 -47 4
13 Chip Ganassi 48 0 102 -51 4
14 Jack Roush 6 0 96 -57 4
15 Richard Petty 43 0 96 -57 4
16 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 93 -60 4
17 James Whitener 28 0 89 -64 4
18 Rod Sieg 39 0 87 -66 4
19 Tony Clements 51 0 84 -69 4
20 Chip Ganassi 42 0 79 -74 4
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 75 -78 4
22 Gary Keller 4 0 74 -79 4
23 Mark Smith 14 0 69 -84 4
24 Johnny Davis 01 0 63 -90 4
25 Mark Smith 44 0 62 -91 2
26 Fred Biagi 98 0 60 -93 4
27 BJ McLeod 78 0 58 -95 4
28 Gary Cogswell 0 0 55 -98 4
29 Bobby Dotter 07 0 48 -105 4
30 Rick Ware 25 0 40 -113 1
31 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 39 -114 4
32 Jimmy Means 52 0 39 -114 3
33 Pamela Sieg 93 0 37 -116 4
34 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 37 -116 4
35 Victor Obaika 97 0 26 -127 4
36 Rick Ware 15 0 25 -128 1
37 Tony Townley 05 0 24 -129 4
38 Mike Harmon 74 0 24 -129 1
39 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 23 -130 4
40 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 21 -132 4
41 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 18 -135 1
42 Derek White 13 0 17 -136 4
43 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -138 1
44 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -140 4
45 Derek White 40 0 9 -144 4
46 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -149 1
47 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -150 4
48 Mark Smith 10 0 3 -150 3
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -151 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -153 1

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 20 Erik Jones 66 Leader
2 33 Brandon Jones 49 -17
3 48 Brennan Poole 38 -28
4 01 Ryan Preece 30 -36
5 78 BJ McLeod 27 -39
6 07 Ray Black Jr 24 -42
7 0 Garrett Smithley 19 -47
8 25 Cody Ware 9 -57

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 3 168 Leader
2 Chevrolet 1 157 -11
3 Ford 0 139 -29
4 Dodge 0 26 -142

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Erik Jones, #20 136.789 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Joe Gibbs Racing Engine – Mark Cronquist, #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Erik Jones, #20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Harick and BuschThe 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Kevin Harvick – with a lap speed of 136.317 MPH – finished at the top of the speed chart in Saturday’s final 2016 NSCS Good Sam 500(k) practice session at Phoenix International Raceway.

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 136.173 MPH was Kurt Busch, and he was followed by his brother and pole-sitter, Kyle Busch (136.096 MPH) who was third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (136.044) fourth and Austin Dillon (135.947) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (135.926 MPH) who was sixth, Brad Keselowski (135.916) seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (135.905) eighth, Joey Logano (135.859) ninth and ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney (135.813) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500(k) Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Kevin Harvick 136.317 26.409 Leader 39
2 41 Kurt Busch 136.173 26.437 -0.028 53
3 18 Kyle Busch 136.096 26.452 -0.043 43
4 24 Chase Elliott # 136.044 26.462 -0.053 30
5 3 Austin Dillon 135.947 26.481 -0.072 40
6 5 Kasey Kahne 135.926 26.485 -0.076 36
7 2 Brad Keselowski 135.916 26.487 -0.078 48
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 135.905 26.489 -0.080 46
9 22 Joey Logano 135.859 26.498 -0.089 48
10 21 Ryan Blaney # 135.813 26.507 -0.098 54
11 11 Denny Hamlin 135.808 26.508 -0.099 50
12 42 Kyle Larson 135.747 26.502 -0.093 43
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.695 26.530 -0.121 60
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.690 26.531 -0.122 44
15 19 Carl Edwards 135.619 26.545 -0.136 34
16 27 Paul Menard 135.588 26.551 -0.142 49
17 43 Aric Almirola 135.328 26.602 -0.193 44
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 135.318 26.604 -0.195 42
18 31 Ryan Newman 135.303 26.607 -0.198 39
19 23 David Ragan 135.237 26.620 -0.211 38
20 83 Matt Dibenedetto 135.216 26.624 -0.215 34
21 10 Danica Patrick 135.171 26.633 -0.224 36
22 20 Matt Kenseth 135.161 26.635 -0.226 38
23 16 Greg Biffle 134.963 26.674 -0.265 36
25 47 AJ Allmendinger 134.892 26.688 -0.279 30
26 14 Ty Dillon (i) 134.867 26.693 -0.284 46
27 1 Jamie McMurray 134.685 26.729 -0.320 47
28 13 Casey Mears 134.625 26.741 -0.332 29
29 7 Regan Smith 134.434 26.779 -0.370 31
30 6 Trevor Bayne 134.303 26.805 -0.396 18
31 15 Clint Bowyer 134.303 26.805 -0.396 24
32 44 Brian Scott # 133.884 26.889 -0.480 39
33 38 Landon Cassill 133.869 26.892 -0.483 28
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 133.690 26.928 -0.519 33
35 95 Michael McDowell 133.072 27.053 -0.644 33
36 98 Cole Whitt 132.567 27.156 -0.747 27
37 32 Joey Gase (i) 131.368 27.404 -0.995 26
38 46 Michael Annett 131.353 27.407 -0.998 16
39 30 Josh Wise 131.210 27.437 -1.028 20

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

Kurt Busch once again fastest in Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Kurt BuschSaturday morning at Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 137.436 MPH – showing the fastest way around the track in the second 2016 Good Sam 500(k) practice session.

Busch’s fellow Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, was second fastest with a lap speed of 136.685 MPH, and they were followed by Carl Edwards (136.493 MPH) who was third, Martin Truex Jr. (136.389) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Chase Elliott (136.379) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (136.312 MPH) who was sixth, Kasey Kahne (136.147) seventh, AJ Allmendinger (136.013) eighth, Joey Logano (135.947) ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (135.941) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams will be this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET) , and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 137.436 26.194 Leader 48
2 4 Kevin Harvick 136.685 26.338 -0.144 26
3 19 Carl Edwards 136.493 26.375 -0.181 43
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 136.389 26.395 -0.201 37
5 24 Chase Elliott # 136.379 26.397 -0.203 36
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 136.312 26.410 -0.216 39
7 5 Kasey Kahne 136.147 26.442 -0.248 41
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 136.013 26.468 -0.274 31
9 22 Joey Logano 135.947 26.481 -0.287 25
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 135.941 26.482 -0.288 29
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.834 26.503 -0.309 46
12 27 Paul Menard 135.777 26.514 -0.320 41
13 20 Matt Kenseth 135.741 26.521 -0.327 35
14 14 Ty Dillon (i) 135.706 26.528 -0.334 44
15 21 Ryan Blaney # 135.701 26.529 -0.335 29
16 43 Aric Almirola 135.665 26.536 -0.342 27
17 23 David Ragan 135.634 26.542 -0.348 22
18 11 Denny Hamlin 135.629 26.543 -0.349 40
19 18 Kyle Busch 135.486 26.571 -0.377 35
20 16 Greg Biffle 135.486 26.571 -0.377 26
21 2 Brad Keselowski 135.461 26.576 -0.382 26
22 3 Austin Dillon 135.369 26.594 -0.400 32
23 42 Kyle Larson 135.343 26.599 -0.405 36
24 13 Casey Mears 135.196 26.628 -0.434 24
25 6 Trevor Bayne 135.069 26.653 -0.459 31
26 1 Jamie McMurray 134.953 26.676 -0.482 36
27 15 Clint Bowyer 134.766 26.713 -0.519 22
28 31 Ryan Newman 134.695 26.727 -0.533 25
29 83 Matt Dibenedetto 134.620 26.742 -0.548 34
30 7 Regan Smith 134.263 26.813 -0.619 18
31 10 Danica Patrick 134.208 26.824 -0.630 23
32 44 Brian Scott # 133.789 26.908 -0.714 36
33 38 Landon Cassill 133.720 26.922 -0.728 23
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 132.984 27.071 -0.877 19
35 98 Cole Whitt 132.920 27.084 -0.890 21
36 95 Michael McDowell 132.616 27.146 -0.952 20
37 30 Josh Wise 132.033 27.266 -1.072 19
38 32 Joey Gase (i) 130.957 27.490 -1.296 23
39 46 Michael Annett 0.000 0.000 26.194 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch wins the Sprint Cup pole at Phoenix International

Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) took the top-3 starting positions for Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway, with Kyle Busch and a qualifying lap speed of 138.387 MPH, capturing the top spot on Friday.

This was Busch’s first series pole and second top-10 start of the season, his 18th series career pole in 394 races and his third series pole in 22 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Busch’s teammates, Carl Edwards (137.515 MPH) and Denny Hamlin (137.426 MPH) will start second and third respectively, while older brother Kurt Busch (137.394) starts fourth, and Jimmie Johnson (137.174 – wrecked during the third round of qualifying, and he will go to a back-up car for Sunday’s race, and start at the rear of the field.) qualified in fifth.

Posting the identical lap speed (137.174 MPH) as Jimmie Johnson and starting from sixth is Matt Kenseth, and they’ll be followed by Kyle Larson (137.033) starting seventh,  Martin Truex Jr. (136.934) eighth, Joey Logano (136.773) ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (136.752) rounds out the top-10.

Once again, and for the third consecutive weekend, only 39 drivers attempted to fill the 40-car field; therefore, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return to the track for two more practices sessions beginning with a morning session from 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch 26.288 26.087 26.014 Leader
2 19 Carl Edwards 26.363 26.093 26.179 -0.165
3 11 Denny Hamlin 26.331 26.079 26.196 -0.017
4 41 Kurt Busch 26.175 26.146 26.202 -0.006
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 26.249 26.218 26.244 -0.042
6 20 Matt Kenseth 26.405 26.124 26.244 0.000
7 42 Kyle Larson 26.327 26.203 26.271 -0.027
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 26.231 26.221 26.290 -0.019
9 22 Joey Logano 26.290 26.114 26.321 -0.031
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 26.304 26.223 26.325 -0.004
11 1 Jamie McMurray 26.423 26.218 26.363 -0.038
12 21 Ryan Blaney # 26.252 26.223 26.411 -0.048
13 16 Greg Biffle 26.395 26.230 Eliminated -0.007
14 43 Aric Almirola 26.408 26.236 Eliminated -0.006
15 3 Austin Dillon 26.387 26.260 Eliminated -0.024
16 27 Paul Menard 26.324 26.272 Eliminated -0.012
17 24 Chase Elliott # 26.594 26.283 Eliminated -0.011
18 4 Kevin Harvick 26.383 26.298 Eliminated -0.015
19 2 Brad Keselowski 26.304 26.306 Eliminated -0.008
20 31 Ryan Newman 26.683 26.359 Eliminated -0.053
21 6 Trevor Bayne 26.405 26.373 Eliminated -0.014
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 27.089 26.376 Eliminated -0.003
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto 26.391 26.394 Eliminated -0.018
24 5 Kasey Kahne 26.241 0.000 Eliminated 26.394
25 13 Casey Mears 26.485 Eliminated -0.244
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 27.109 Eliminated -0.624
27 38 Landon Cassill 26.852 Eliminated 0.257
28 14 Ty Dillon (i) 26.561 Eliminated 0.291
29 23 David Ragan 26.589 Eliminated -0.028
30 44 Brian Scott # 26.932 Eliminated -0.343
31 7 Regan Smith 26.428 Eliminated 0.504
32 34 Chris Bueshcher # 26.780 Eliminated -0.352
33 95 Michael McDowell 27.115 Eliminated -0.335
34 98 Cole Whitt 27.161 Eliminated -0.046
35 15 Clint Bowyer 26.563 Eliminated 0.598
36 10 Danica Patrick 26.451 Eliminated 0.112
37 30 Josh Wise 26.626 Eliminated -0.175
38 46 Michael Annett 27.053 Eliminated -0.427
39 32 Joey Gase (i) 26.763 Eliminated -0.290

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

Ty Dillon tops three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in final Xfinity practice at Phoenix

Ty DillonTy Dillon, with a lap speed of 133.087 MPH, was the quickest in Friday’s final 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

The Joe Gibbs Racing trio of Daniel Suarez (132.787 MPH), series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones (132.719 MPH) and veteran driver Kyle Busch (132.504 MPH) were second, third and fourth quickest respectively, while Justin Allgaier (132.382) was fifth.

ROTY contender, Brandon Jones (132.299 MPH) was the sixth-quickest driver, while Brad Keselowski (132.129) was seventh, Chase Elliott (131.849) eighth, Austin Dillon (131.796) ninth and Blake Koch (131.685) rounding out the top-10 quickest in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session.

Saturday at 11:45 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 the series will have their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and it was last November (14th) that Kyle Busch set the new series qualifying track speed of 138.504 MPH at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

The 12th annual Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 is scheduled to get started around 2:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Ty Dillon 133.087 27.050 Leader 36
2 19 Daniel Suarez 132.787 27.111 -0.061 42
3 20 Erik Jones # 132.719 27.125 -0.075 46
4 18 Kyle Busch (i) 132.504 27.169 -0.119 51
5 7 Justin Allgaier 132.382 27.194 -0.144 46
6 33 Brandon Jones # 132.299 27.211 -0.161 63
7 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 132.129 27.246 -0.196 44
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) 131.849 27.304 -0.254 42
9 2 Austin Dillon (i) 131.796 27.315 -0.265 28
10 11 Blake Koch 131.685 27.338 -0.288 36
11 43 Jeb Burton 131.622 27.351 -0.301 20
12 28 Dakoda Armstrong 131.555 27.365 -0.315 35
13 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 131.272 27.424 -0.374 42
14 62 Brendan Gaughan 131.081 27.464 -0.414 43
15 48 Brennan Poole # 131.076 27.465 -0.415 49
16 1 Elliot Sadler 130.957 27.490 -0.440 31
17 39 Ryan Sieg 130.833 27.516 -0.466 38
18 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 130.515 27.583 -0.533 35
19 16 Ryan Reed 130.350 27.618 -0.568 41
20 42 Justin Marks 130.331 27.622 -0.572 55
21 93 Dylan Lupton 130.105 27.670 -0.620 24
22 14 JJ Yeley 129.851 27.724 -0.674 16
23 44 David Starr 129.809 27.733 -0.683 37
24 51 Jeremy Clements 129.566 27.785 -0.735 18
25 4 Ross Chastain 129.562 27.786 -0.736 26
26 24 TJ Bell 129.450 27.810 -0.760 41
27 07 Ray Black Jr 129.385 27.824 -0.774 22
28 01 Ryan Preece # 129.143 27.876 -0.826 22
29 13 DJ Kennington 129.083 27.889 -0.839 7
30 97 Harrison Rhodes 128.064 28.111 -1.061 17
31 90 Mario Gosselin 128.041 28.116 -1.066 14
32 89 Morgan Shepherd 128.009 27.123 -0.073 2
33 52 Joey Gase 127.886 28.150 -1.100 10
34 0 Garrett Smithley # 127.764 28.177 -1.127 21
35 78 BJ McLeod 127.186 28.305 -1.255 12
36 70 Derrike Cope 126.055 28.559 -1.509 13
37 74 Mike Harmon 124.822 28.841 -1.791 22
38 15 Ryan Ellis 123.784 29.083 -2.033 18
39 99 Todd Peck 123.512 29.147 -2.097 20
40 40 Josh Reaume 122.775 29.322 -2.272 4
41 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 27.050 0
42 25 Timmy Hill (i) 0.000 0.000 27.050 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series