Phoenix Top Ten Starters

 

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Ryan Blaney
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Jamie McMurray
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Chase Elliott
  8. Erik Jones
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Kasey Kahne

Full Starting Lineup

Phoenix Pre-race Notes

Denny Hamlin started in the rear of the field for an unapproved tire change

Aric Almirola started in the rear of the field because of an engine chance

Stage #1 (Lap 75) Top Ten Finishers: 22,42,2,24,1,18,21,48,31,88

Phoenix Race Notes

Joey Logano who won the pole selected the outside lane. He led 77 of the first 78 laps.

Running order on lap 11: 22,42,2,21,88,1,18,24,20,48 … 77,5,41,78,14,27,13,3,31,4 … 17,47,6,95,10,19,37,43,11,34

Brad Keselowski’s car was really good rolling in the corners early.

Jimmie Johnson really liked his car. On lap 25 it was said he had the fastest car on the track. On lap 25 he was in 9th. He started in 14th.

Notable Moment: On lap 28 the first caution came out when Reed Sorenson had contact with Corey LaJoie.

Running order on lap 28 under caution: 22,2,42,88,1,21,18,24,48,77 … 78,5,31,20,41,14,4,27,13,17 … 3,6,95,47,10,11,19

Notable Moment: On lap 37 Kurt Busch radioed that he was starting to have electrical issues. His alternator was failing.

Running order on lap 48: 22,42,2,24,1,18,88,21,48,77 … 78,5,31,4,41,20,14,11,27,17 … 6,19,95,3,10,47,43,13,37,38 … 34,72,15,32,23,83,55,51,33

With 8 laps to go in the first stage Kyle Larson was right on race leader Joey Logano’s bumper.

Running order on lap 68: 22,42,2,24,1,18,21,48,88,77 … 31,78,4,5,20,14,41,11,17,27 … 6,19,3,95,47,13,10,37,43,38 … 34,15,32,72,23,55,51,83,33

Stage #1 (Lap 75) Top Ten Finishers: 22,42,2,24,1,18,21,48,31,88

Stage #2 (Lap 150) Top Ten Finishers: 24,42,18,48,2,1,77,21,11,4

Notable Moment: During the Stage #1 caution Truex Jr. had a slow pit stop that dropped him to 26th.

On lap 85 Chase Elliott passed Joey Logano for the lead. He then led the next 34 laps. Overall he led 104 of the next 109 laps.

Running order on lap 86: 24,42,22,2,18,88,21,1,4,48 … 31,77,11,5,14,20,27,47,3,6 … 10,19,13,43,95,17,78,37,38,34 … 15,32,41,72,23,83,55,51,33

On lap 105 Kyle Busch was said to be happy with his car.

Running order on lap 115: 24,42,2,18,22,48,1,88,21,4 … 11,77,31,14,3,5,78,20,47,27 … 6,13,10,19,95,17,43,37,38,34 … 32

Notable Moment: On lap 118 Corey LaJoie got into the wall and brought out the caution. At this point it was mentioned that Joey Logano was starting to have some minor brake issues.

Notable Moment: During the Corey LaJoie caution Joey Logano and Aric Almirola got speeding penalties. This dropped Joey Logano back to about 30th.

On lap 125 Kevin Harvick wasn’t that happy with his car.

Running order on lap 127: 24,42,18,48,2,1,77,21,11,4 … 5,88,14,20,31,78,3,27,10,13 … 47,38,19,17,37,95,22,6,43,34 … 32,15 (last driver on the lead lap),41,72,23,55,51,83,33

Running order on lap 144: 24,42,18,48,2,1,77,21,11,4 … 5,88,31,14,78,3,20,13,27,10 … 47,19,22

Stage #2 (Lap 150) Top Ten Finishers: 24,42,18,48,2,1,77,21,11,4

Running order on lap 167: 24,42,18,2,48,11,4,77,21,1 … 5,88,31,78,20,14,22,19,13,27 … 3,17,47,10,6,43,38,37,95,32 … 34,15,41,23,72,55,51,83,33

Running order on lap 190 (122 laps to go): 24,18,42,2,48,11,4,77,1,5 … 31,21,78,88,20,14,22,19,17,13 … 3,27,47

Big Moment: With 121 laps to go Matt Kenseth got into the wall hard and brought out the caution. He was running in 15th at the time. He had a flat tire.

Running order with 114 laps to go under caution: 18,24,42,2,4,48,77,5,21,11 … 22,31,1,14,78,3,88,13,17,47 … 27,19,10,43,6,83,32,38,34,37 … 15,41,72,23,51,55,20,83,33

Big Moment: With 108 laps to go David Ragan and Gray Gaulding wrecked together. They were racing each other for the free pass. Kurt Busch got the free pass at the time. Busch dropped down a lap earlier when his team changed his battery.

The Ragan/Gaulding caution was a big break for Denny Hamlin because he had a flat tire. He was running in the top ten at the time. This dropped Hamlin back to 31st when the race restarted with 100 laps to go.

Running order with 95 laps to go: 18,2,42,4,24,21,77,48,5,31 … 22,78,17,1,14,3,88,19,43,27 … 13,6,95,41,11,47,37,10,32,34 … 15,72,51,55,38,23,20,83,33

Running order with 73 laps to go: 18,2,42,4,24,48,77,21,31,78 … 17,5,1,14,3,22,11,88,19,43 … 27,41,13,6,47,95,10,37,34,32 … 15,72,51,55,38,23,20,83,33

With 70 laps to go Joey Logano was really starting to drive easy because of his brake problems.

With 65 laps to go Ryan Newman who was in 8th place recorded the fastest lap time.

Notable Moment: With 55 laps to go Cole Whitt got into the wall hard.

Running order with 55 laps to go under caution: 18,2,42,4,48,24,77,31,78,17 … 1,5,21,14,11,3,88,19,22,43 … 27,13,47,41,6,95,10,37,34,32 … 15,72,51,55,38,23,20,83,33

Notable Moment: During pit stops with 54 laps to go  Truex Jr. had a devastatingly slow pit stop again. He was running in 9th prior to pitting. It dropped him back to the mid-twenties. Ryan Blaney was caught being too fast exiting. Also Kasey Kahne made a second pit stop during this caution to tighten a wheel.

With 41 laps to go Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to nurse his brakes because they were failing.

Running order with 32 laps to go: 18,42,4,2,77,48,24,22,31,1 … 14,17,11,19,88,78,3,43,13,41 … 5,6,21,27,95,47,10,37,15,34 … 32,51,55,72,38,23,20,83,33

Running order with 10 laps to go: 18,42,4,2,77,48,31,24,1,11 … 22,17,14,19,88,78,43,5,41,13

With 6 laps to go Kyle Larson had a 3.25 second lead over second place Kyle Larson.

Big Moment: With 6 laps to go Joey Logano had a tire explode and got into the wall hard. He was running in 11th at the time.

Big Moment: During the final caution Kyle Larson beat Kyle Busch off pit road. Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. all elected not to pit.

During the final restart it was said McMurray was slowing.

Phoenix NASCAR Results

  1. Ryan Newman
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Daniel Suarez
  8. Erik Jones
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Denny Hamlin
  11. Martin Truex Jr.
  12. Chase Elliott
  13. Clint Bowyer
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Jamie McMurray
  16. Ty Dillon
  17. Aric Almirola
  18. Austin Dillon
  19. Trevor Bayne
  20. Kasey Kahne
  21. Paul Menard
  22. Danica Patrick
  23. Ryan Blaney
  24. Michael McDowell
  25. Kurt Busch
  26. AJ Allmendinger
  27. Chris Buescher
  28. Landon Cassill
  29. Matt DiBendetto
  30. Reed Sorenson
  31. Joey Logano
  32. Timmy Hill
  33. Derrike Cope
  34. Cole Whitt
  35. David Ragan
  36. Gray Gaulding
  37. Matt Kenseth
  38. Corey LaJoie
  39. Jeffrey Earnhardt