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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Justin Allgaier Wins DC Solar 200 at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Justin Allgaier held off a hard charging Erik Jones on a late race restart and captured the checkered flag as well as the Dash 4 Cash crown in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. Allgaier, in his No. 7 Chevrolet, led a race-high 85 of the 200 laps en route to his first win since 2012. The last time the JR Motorsports driver went to victory lane was in Montreal on Aug. 8, 2012, 146 races ago. That’s why this victory…

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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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Jones/Blaney/Gaughan Lead a Busy Day of XFINITY Series Practices at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was an extremely busy day for the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon. The series had three separate practice sessions on the 1.022-mile west valley track today, as they were the lone three sessions for the drivers this weekend. All they’ll do on Saturday is qualify in the morning and race in the afternoon. In the first session, Erik Jones led the way with a speed of 131.521 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Jones, finished 32nd in the season…

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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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