Kyle Larson’s Runner-Up at Phoenix His 3rd Straight 2nd Place Finish

Avondale, AZ – No one in the entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is driving as well to start the season like Kyle Larson is. Larson, has only led 26 total laps in the first four races to 2017, three of which happened in Sunday’s Camping World 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, but he’s right there in the end to win. On a hot Sunday afternoon in the Arizona desert, Larson was right up front when it counted. He was second in the closing stages, but a caution flag…

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Despite 3rd Place Finish, It Was Another Frustrating Ending for Kyle Busch

Avondale, AZ- Last week, Kyle Busch was well on his way to his first top five finish of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In the season opener, he crashed out at Daytona and finished 38th. He was very frustrated with Goodyear for the cut tire in that crash in Turn 3 that day. At Atlanta, they were just off and finished 16th. Last Sunday, at his home track in Las Vegas, he was running third before contact with him and Joey Logano in the last turn on…

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Late Race Pit Gamble Leads Ryan Newman to End Winless Drought in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Kyle Busch appeared to have Sunday’s Camping World 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway well in control. Inside of 10 laps-to-go, Busch held a commanding lead in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.022-mile Arizona oval. But, today was just another reason to show that you can’t turn off the TV early. Busch, held a 3.23-second lead over second place Kyle Larson with six laps left, but unfortunately for them, pole sitter Joey Logano blew a right front tire on the front stretch and…

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Chase Elliott, Joey Logano Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had just two more chances on Saturday morning from the Phoenix International Raceway to get their cars dialed in for Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). In the first practice session, Chase Elliott led the way with a speed of 135.977 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet. Elliott, has had a strong weekend so far as he was fastest in practice on Friday and qualified his Hendrick Motorsports entry seventh for Sunday’s race. Joey Logano was second on the speed charts…

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Kevin Harvick Struggling a Bit This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It’s easy to pick Kevin Harvick as the favorite to win Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) at the Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick, has won five of the last seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the 1.022-mile Arizona oval, including a track record eight trips to victory lane at Phoenix. In the two races since November 2013 that he didn’t win, he finished second and fourth respectively. Plus, he’s led 139 or more laps in five of the last six races at PIR. Also,…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Once Again Having Great Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It’s only a matter of when, not if, that a Chip Ganassi Racing car ends up in victory lane during a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2017. So far this season, CGR is honestly the top performing Chevrolet team among the Chevy entries in the garage. Both of their drivers have been stellar so far this season with Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray nabbing top 10 finishes for the team in each of the last two races. Now, they enter Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30…

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Team Penske, Wood Brothers, Strong So Far This Weekend in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Right now, it’s pretty easy to see why Team Penske or their alliance team the Wood Brothers, are the ones to beat for Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) at the Phoenix International Raceway. Entering this weekend’s race, all three are in the top six of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. Joey Logano has finishes of sixth, sixth and fourth respectively in 2017. His Penske teammate Brad Keselowski has finished 27th, first and fifth respectively in the three races so far while Ryan Blaney,…

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