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Wrap-up: Phoenix Int'l Raceway

Sunday, March 02, 2014


 

The Phoenix International Raceway hosted the Nationwide Series Blue Jeans Go Green 200 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup The Profit on CNBC 500 on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series returns to action with the Kroger 200, Saturday, March 29 at Martinsville Speedway. Also, the latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for The Profit on CNBC 500 with a lap of 25.828 seconds, 139.384 mph. His qualifying speed is a track record, beating Jimmie Johnson's qualifying lap of 139.222 mph from Nov. 2013. This is the No. 2 Ford Fusion driver's fourth pole in 163 NSCS races. It is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014. This is Keselowski's first pole in ten races at Phoenix International Raceway. He led three laps in the race and finished in third place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 98 Josh Wise, No. 40 Landon Cassill and No. 77 Dave Blaney.
Winner: 
Kevin Harvick won The Profit on CNBC 500, his 24th victory in 468 NSCS. This is the No. 4 Chevrolet SS driver's fourth race in the NSCS in which he led more than 200 laps; he led a race-high 224 laps. This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014. It is his fifth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 23 races at Phoenix International Raceway. His five victories at Phoenix leads all drivers.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Coors Light Pole Award: Brad Keselowski, #2 139.384 mph (Pole,3,2nd)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Joey Logano, #22 (2,4,6th)
-3M Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #4 224 Laps (13,Winner,4th)
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, #4
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #4
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4
-Moog Problem Solver: Carl Edwards' #99 crew chief Jimmy Fennig, 0.236 seconds (23,8,9th)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards, #99
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42 (8,20,28th)
Standings:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the point standings by 6 points over Brad Keselowski.
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0
2. Brad Keselowski 1
3. Jeff Gordon 1
4. Kevin Harvick 8
5. Jimmie Johnson 0
6. Joey Logano 5
7. Matt Kenseth -1
8. Denny Hamlin -6
9. Carl Edwards 7
10. Greg Biffle -2
11. Casey Mears -1
12. Jamie McMurray 1
13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -6
14. Kyle Busch 4
15. Ryan Newman 6
16. Austin Dillon -7
Next:
Kobalt Tools 400, Sunday March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 with a lap of 26.855 seconds, 134.053 mph. Keselowski swept the weekend with two poles; he also will started on the pole in the NSCS race. The last person to sweep a weekend of poles was Denny Hamlin in October 2013 when he won the poles for both the NSCS and NCWTS races. This is Keselowski's 15th pole in 207 NNS. It is his first pole in 15 NNS races at Phoenix. Keselowski led 9 laps in the race and finished in third place.

Did Not Qualify: None, only 39 cars entered for 40 starting spots.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the rain shortened (by 32 laps) Blue Jeans Go Green 200, his 64th victory in 272 NNS. This is the No. 54 Toyota driver's third consecutive victory in the NNS at Phoenix. It is his seventh victory and 13th top-10 finish in 17 NNS races at Phoenix.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #54 155 (3,Winner,NE)

-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, #54
-Coors Light Pole Award: Brad Keselowski, #22 134.053 mph (Pole,3,NE)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Brian Scott, #2 (2,11,8th)
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42 (9,4,NE)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #9 (11,9,7th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Regan Smith leads the point standings by 5 points over Trevor Bayne.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Regan Smith 0

2. Trevor Bayne 0
3. Elliott Sadler 0
4. Ty Dillon 1
5. Dylan Kwasniewski 1
6. Brendan Gaughan -2
7. Chase Elliott 1
8. Brian Scott 2
9. James Buescher 0
10. Mike Wallace -3
Next: Sam's Town 300, Saturday, March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Standings:Timothy Peters leads the standings by 2 points over Johnny Sauter.
Next: Kroger 200, Saturday, March 29 at Martinsville Speedway
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Feb. 15, Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway

Winner: Grant Enfinger   -   Pole: Dylan Kwasniewski
Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: March 22, ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Feb. 16, New Smyrna 150 at New Smyrna Speedway

Winner: Daniel Suarez   -   Pole: Cameron Hayley
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Daniel Suarez   -   Pole: Ben Rhodes
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: March 15, PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Feb. 27, Talking Stick Resort 75 at Phoenix International Raceway

Winner: Cole Custer   -      Pole: Cole Custer
Points Leader: Cole Custer
Next: March 22, NAPA 150 at Irwindale (CA) Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Next: May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
Feb. 28, Toyota 120 at Phoenix International Raceway

Winner: Daniel Suarez     -      Pole: Ruben Pardo
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: April 4, Mexico 240 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway

Winner: Doug Coby   -   Pole: Ryan Preece
Next: April 6, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway

Winner: Doug Coby   -   Pole: Ryan Preece
Next: March 9 at Caraway Speedway



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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