Tag Archive: Phoenix International Raceway

Nov 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Phoenix is Harvick’s race to win

NASCAR logo If Kevin Harvick had to hand-pick a track to race in a “win-or-go-home” situation, he would likely choose Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500

There have been 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR logo A look at the Eliminator 8 – and beyond – at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on November 9. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Harvick wins fifth career Phoenix race, makes first trip to Victory Lane with Stewart-Haas Racing

Kevin Harvick dominates in Phoenix win

Kevin Harvick - photo © Robert Laberge - Getty Images In a race that began with an air of inevitability as thick as the storm clouds that pelted Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick survived a succession of late restarts to win Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

DJ Kennington kicks off season

Kennington in Arizona

NPP Late Model Series logo Canada’s DJ Kennington was all smiles at Phoenix International Raceway Thursday night after driving the Northern Provincial Pipelines/Clark Construction #81 Dodge to a top-five finish.

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Feb 25

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

History at Phoenix tees up Earnhardt for two in a row 

NASCAR logo With an epic Daytona 500 triumph in the books, it’s on to Phoenix International Raceway for Dale Earnhardt Jr., with plenty of historical fodder indicating a second-straight victory not only is possible but somewhat probable considering the inevitable momentum from winning NASCAR’s biggest event. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Profit on CNBC 500 Presented by Small Business Fueling America

There have been 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into The Profit on CNBC 500 on March 2. FOX’s coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AdvoCare 500

There have been 34 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR logoFollowing is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz., going into the AdvoCare 500 on November 10. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

A look at some of the top statistical performers at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on March 3.

Statistical Advance: Analyzing Subway Fresh Fit 500

Phoenix International Raceway-NASCAR-11-2010NASCAR logoThere have been 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since. Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course.

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Feb 20

NASCAR Driver Cameron Hayley Wins The Inaugural Daytona 150 – UNOH Battle at the Beach!

Sixteen-year-old Cameron Hayley of Calgary Ab, Canada has just won the very first Short Track Racing event at Daytona International Speedway!

Cameron Hayley Money 2012The UNOH Battle at the Beach was a historical two-day event with practice & qualifying leading up to the “Feature Event” held on Tuesday evening. Being the first race event of its kind along with all the NASCAR “Stars of Short Track Racing” it’s a special win for any driver competing for the coveted Daytona prize. History was made tonight! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Statistical Advance: Analyzing AdvoCare 500

There have been 32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the AdvoCare 500 on Nov. 11.

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Feb 28

DJ Kennington racing at Phoenix

Former NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington is returning to a race track that he’s had a lot of success at recently. 

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesDJ KenningtonThis weekend Kennington will once again pilot the #81 Northern Provincial Pipelines entry from Bill McAnally Racing in the season opening K & N Pro Series West event at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Double duty for DJ Kennington at Pheonix

DJ Kennington will join forces fellow Canadian Randy MacDonald to compete in the Nationwide Series

DJ Kennington2011-08-06_0403NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington isn’t ready to conclude his racing season just yet.  Kennington is once again teaming with two successful race teams for the upcoming NASCAR race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Oct 06

Day Two: NASCAR test at Phoenix International Raceway

Final preparations for The Fall Chase Weekend at Phoenix officially in the books

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesPhoenix International logoOn-track preparations for the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are officially complete as teams concluded a two-day test session on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Gordon drinks it all in at PIR after victory drought (+result)

The way Gordon ran down Busch was reminiscent of the No. 24 in the 1990s

Jeff Gordon 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDuring the final 20 laps Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon found a way to beat the driver perhaps closest to matching Gordon’s talent during his prime. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Busch goes wire to wire for victory at Phoenix (+result)

Leads every lap, becoming first since 2003 to lead every lap in a race

NASCAR Nationwide SeriesKyle Bush Victory Nationwide PhoenixKyle Busch held off a frenetic challenge from Carl Edwards in the closing laps of Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway and collected his 44th Nationwide Series victory, four behind career series leader Mark Martin. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Kyle Busch holds off Bowyer for truck victory at PIR (+result & photos)

Bush becomes the fastest driver in NASCAR to win 25 races in a single series

Kyle Busch Burn Phoenix2011-02-18_0661After taking the lead under caution on Lap 44 of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch led the final 107 laps to post his second win at the 1-mile track and his 25th in the Camping World Truck Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Andrew Ranger 7th and Kennington in the top-ten at Phoenix

DJ Kennington was back racing this past Thursday night at Phoenix International Raceway

DJ KenningtonNASCAR K&N Pro SeriesFollowing an incredible second place finish in the NASCAR All Star Showdown at Irwindale, California Kennington picked up another ride with Bill McAnally Racing for the K & N Pro Series event at Phoenix International Raceway and gained thirteen positions during the race to score a top-ten finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

NASCARHomeTracks.com to feature Live Race Audio streaming

 NASCAR announced that NASCARHomeTracks.com will feature live internet radio broadcasts of 32 touring series events

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesNASCARBeginning with Thursday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season-opener at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCARHomeTracks.com is NASCAR.com official home for touring and weekly series news and results. The live radio broadcasts will be provided by the team from Speed 51 Radio, headed by SPEED announcer Bob Dillner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Analyzing 3 Amigos Organic Blanco 100 at Phoenix International Raceway

 The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opens its 2011 season at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday, Feb. 24

Phoenix International Raceway-NASCAR-11-2010NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesBelow is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Danica Patrick to run in Montreal in August

Patrick to compete in 12 Nationwide Series races with JR Motorsports, inlcuding Montréal

Danica Patrick 20100624Danica Patrick 003-2010Danica Patrick, the 28-year-old racer who transitioned into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition last year with JR Motorsports in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, has finalized her 2011 Nationwide Series plans. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt, on behalf of the team and primary sponsor GoDaddy.com, announced those plans today. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Edwards wins at Phoenix; tightest Chase ever (+result)

Hamlin leads Johnson by 15 points heading into season finale at Homestead

Carl Edwards has snapped a 70-race losing streak with a win at Phoenix International Raceway.But the attention Sunday was on the three-driver championship race, and a dominating performance by Denny Hamlin that was derailed by poor fuel mileage in his Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Edwards’ record performance leads Phoenix field (+result)

Edwards covered the one-mile distance in 26.395 seconds (136.389 mph)

Carl Edwards won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, and A.J. Allmendinger put his car on the front row despite the adversity facing Richard Petty Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Johnson to use Gordon’s crew for rest of season

Everyone had an opinion on the mid-race crew switch

The car of Sprint Cup Series championship contender Jimmie Johnson will be serviced for the remainder of this season by the over-the-wall crew of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon, the organization made official Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Busch overcomes late penalty to win thrilling race at PIR (+result)

Makes up 10 spots in final seven laps for second 2010 victory

Surging to the front after a restart with eight laps left in Friday night’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch overcame a potentially devastating penalty with 50 laps remaining to post his second Nationwide Series win of the year and the 32nd of his career, third most all-time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

NASCAR: Johnson rolls at Phoenix, ups Chase lead to 108

Jimmie needs to finish 25th or better at Homestead to win title

From his fiasco in Fort Worth, Jimmie Johnson rose like a phoenix in — where else? — Phoenix. A week after teasing his Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors with a 38th-place finish at Texas — his worst of the season — Johnson regained control of his championship run by winning Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live from Phoenix on ABC 

Only two races remain in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 15. ESPN’s live, flag-to-flag coverage of the race is presented by Goodyear and airs on ABC beginning with NASCAR Countdown at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race’s green flag is at 3:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Biffle hangs on at PIR for Roush’s 100th N’wide win (+results)

Edwards loses points lead to Busch with engine problem

A spate of late caution periods played into Greg Biffle’s hands Friday night, as the driver of the No. 16 Ford held off Jason Leffler to win the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, team owner Jack Roush’s 100th victory in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Edwards wins in Phoenix and closes on Bowyer

Bowyer’s lead down to 56 heading to finale at Homestead

Carl Edwards got the win in Saturday’s Hefty Odor Block 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway — and championship leader Clint Bowyer got the save. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

NASCAR: Johnson puts pressure on with first Phoenix pole (+result)

Pole is No. 48’s fifth in Chase; Edwards to start 15th
 
For the fifth time in nine Chase for the Sprint Cup races, Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Star Mazda: Winter Series Preview

Billy Goshen returns to the Star Mazda Winter Series as a former race winner

The second annual Star Mazda/Formula Mazda Challenge Winter Series presented by standing Start commences this weekend (November 8-9), with Rounds One and Two taking place at Infineon Raceway in Northern California. Read the rest of this entry »

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