Tag Archive: Phoenix

Mar 20

Ryan Newman holds off Kyle Larson to win in wild finish at Phoenix

Newman’s 18th career victory was his second at Phoenix

When the winner of Sunday’s Camping World 500 was announced, officials might have thought for a moment that they got the wrong envelope, a la Warren Beatty at the Oscars.
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Mar 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR logoSweep’n Row: Furniture Row Racing’s Truex First To Win All 3 Stages. Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to win all three stages under NASCAR’s race enhancements when he took the checkered flag in last Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Hondas rise to top in Phoenix open test night practice

Drivers stocked with Honda engines and aero kits recorded the six fastest laps

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Nighttime was the right time for Honda on the first day of the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix Raceway.

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Feb 02

Teams leave Phoenix test ready to dissect data

Everyone had their checklists, some longer than others, and all left with more information than when they arrived

Dale Earnhardt Jr.Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams wrapped up a two-day organizational test here at Phoenix Raceway on Wednesday, and now all that data is in the hands of laptop-wielding engineers.

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Nov 14

Joey Logano wins at Phoenix; Kyle Busch also advances

Joey Logano earned a return trip to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway after a year’s absence

Kyle Busch will head to the South Florida track to try to defend his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title as well. And Kevin Harvick won’t be competing for the title for the first time since NASCAR debuted its elimination Chase format in 2014. Needing a victory to advance, as it turned out, Harvick finished fourth in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

Alex Labbé a Brilliant 23rd in NASCAR Xfinity race in Phoenix

Alex had prepared extensively for his first start in the Xfinity Series

Alex Labbé a Brilliant 23rd in NASCAR Xfinity race in Phoenix Alex Labbé finished 23rd in his first NASCAR Xfinity race, at the Phoenix International raceway, aboard his GoFas Racing Can-AM/Kappa/Cyclop Gear/Équipement Larue Camaro.

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Oct 21

Phoenix testing focuses on proper tire, aero setup for 2017 race

Following an 11-year absence, INDYCAR returned to the oval in the desert this past season

Helio CastronevesFollowing a successful return to the iconic Phoenix International Raceway during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, five driver/car combinations tested Tuesday on the mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., in an effort to make the 2017 race even more exciting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

BRP renews Can-Am NASCAR sponsorship

Sponsorship renewed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons

2016-08-14-1016 BRP‘s (TSX: DOO) Can-Am brand will be present on the NASCAR circuit for the next two years through its collaboration with the GoFAS No.32 NASCAR Sprint Cup series racing team, in association with the Kappa and Cyclops Gear brands.

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May 22

Audi dominates practice on Sunday

Four times four rings. Audi dominated prodceedings in third free practice at the Red Bull Ring

Once again, Edooardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer.Once again, Edoardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer. Neither his fellow Audi driver Jamie Green (1:22.759 minutes) nor the Phoenix duo of Timo Scheider (1:22.805 minutes) and Mike Rockenfeller (1:22.857 minutes) were able to beat the Italian’s time.

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Apr 03

Scott Dixon wins at Phoenix to tie Al Unser for fourth in all-time victories

In the heat of the desert, the “Ice Man” lived up to his nickname by remaining cool all the way to Victory Lane

Scott DixonReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway under caution after rookie Alexander Rossi made contact with the wall two laps from the finish of the 250-lap event. It was the first career win at PIR for both Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (in any race series). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

James Hinchcliffe turns valuable laps in final practice before Phoenix race

Pole sitter Helio Castroneves posted the best lap in the practice

James HinchcliffeThe usual suspects led the final practice for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix as the sun set on Phoenix International Raceway, but it may have been the driver who was 12th on the speed chart that had the most important session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Desert Diamond West Valley named title sponsor of Phoenix race

The Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will take place under the lights April 2

Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand PrixDesert Diamond West Valley, a new gaming casino in suburban Phoenix, has been named title sponsor of the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix

Harvick edges Edwards for thrilling Phoenix victory

Harvick celebrates closest Phoenix finishKevin Harvick asserted his desert dominance in thrilling fashion, grabbing a victory by just 0.010 of a second over Carl Edwards in the 312-lap, 312-mile Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.

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Feb 28

Castroneves back on top as Phoenix test comes to close

Missing the most of the early session didn’t affect Helio Castroneves too much

Helio CastronevesThe three-time Indianapolis 500 winner made up for lost time by setting the fastest lap in the final three-hour session of the Verizon IndyCar Series Test in the West, a two-day promoter test at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Castroneves unofficially breaks Phoenix track record on test’s opening day

The Test in the West is already bringing out the best in Team Penske. Record best.

Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves led four Team Penske drivers in the top six after the first session of the Phoenix International Raceway promoter test Feb. 26, with a lap time that unofficially eclipsed the track record on the 1.022-mile short oval. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Indy 500 winners share memories at Arizona Concours

Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.

Arizona Concours d’EleganceThe 35-year-old Andretti Autosport driver, who won the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series championship and 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, gladly recounted the story as part of a special roundtable discussion at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance in Phoenix featuring a quartet of Indy 500 winners.

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Mar 16

Harvick wins fourth straight Phoenix race

The No. 4 driver led a race-high 224 laps in the desert

Harvick wins fourth straight Phoenix raceYes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Phoenix to add tire barrier for race weekend

PIR will work with NASCAR to enhance ‘impact-absorbing technologies’

Phoenix International Raceway wall Jimmie JohnsonPhoenix International Raceway, which will host the second leg of NASCAR’s West Coast trip, announced Wednesday that it will install a tire barrier in time for next weekend’s tripleheader. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 10

Harvick wins at Phoenix, clinches spot in championship race

Harvick, Hamlin, Logano and Newman make up final four Chasers

A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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