[themify_box]NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in spring 2019 at Phoenix[/themify_box]
Phoenix (ISM Raceway) Top Ten Starters
- Ryan Blaney
- Chase Elliott
- Denny Hamlin
- Kyle Busch
- Brad Keselowski
- Alex Bowman
- William Byron
- Kevin Harvick
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Erik Jones
ISM Raceway Pre-Race Notes
Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 75): 12,10,22,88,18,42,3,24,9,4
Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 150):18,14,4,19,11,6,48,22,9,1
ISM Raceway Notes
Ryan Blaney who won the pole selected to start in the low-line. He led the opening 35 laps.
Notable Moment: At the start of the race, Chase Elliott who started in 2nd got a start violation and had to serve a pass through penalty. He was able to remain on the lead lap after serving his penalty.
Running order on lap 10:12,18,2,88,24,11,19,4,22,20 … 10,1,3,6,8,21,48,17,14,42 … 37,13,41,95,43,32,38,34,47,36
Running order on lap 25: 12,18,2,88,24,11,19,4,22,20 … 10,1,3,6,8,21,48,17,14,42 … 41,13,95,37,43,34,38,32,47,9
On lap 36, Kyle Busch took the lead and he then led the next 5 laps.
Notable Moment: On lap 39, Erik Jones had a flat tire and spun which brought out the first caution. His car had some damage from his tire shredding. Erik Jones was running in 12th at the time of his problem. This dropped him 4 laps down. Chris Buescher got the free pass during this caution.
Running order on lap 39 under caution: 18,12,2,19,11,4,22,88,24,10 … 1,3,6,8,21,48,17,14,41,95 … 20,(on pit road at this time),13,9,43,37,34,38,32,47
Denny Hamlin got the lead following pit stops for the Erik Jones caution. He only took two tires.
Notable Moment: Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman were caught speeding on pit road during the Erik Jones caution.
On lap 46 during the restart for the Jones caution, Kyle Busch took the lead. He then led the next 20 laps.
Running order on lap 50: 18,11,12,3,10,48,22,4,2,88 … 24,14,17,21,42,9,1,41,8,95 … 13,6,37,43,19,34,38,32,47,36
Around lap 56, Brad Keselowski was reporting to his team that something was wrong with his car. At this time he was running in 12th. He was falling back in the running order.
At lap 60 while running in 7th, Kevin Harvick said he was sideways loose with no grip on exit.
Running order on lap 61: 18,11,12,10,22,3,4,48,88,14 … 24,42,9,17,21,41,1,19,6,8 … 95,37,13,43,2,34,38,47,32,36 … 15,00,52,51,77,20
Big Moment: On lap 64, Brad Keselowski slammed into the hard. Something broke in his left front. He had fallen back to the 20’s at this point. This brought out a caution and dropped him a lap down.
Notable Moment: During the Keselowski caution, Daniel Suarez’s car stopped on the track and he was then pushed to pit road. This dropped him a lap down.
Running order on lap 69 under caution:12,10,3,22,24,88,9,37,42,8 … 11,18,48,4,19,14,6,17,1,21
Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 75):12,10,22,88,18,42,3,24,9,4
Notable Moment: Aric Almirola who finished 2nd in Stage #1 had a slow pit stop during the Stage caution that dropped him back into the 20’s.
During the Stage winner interview caution, Ryan Blaney said his car had good short run speed but he needed better long run speed.
On lap 80 at the start of Stage #2, Kyle Busch got the lead and he then led the next 73 laps.
Running order on lap 87:18,14,4,19,11,6,48,1,12,21 … 22,95,17,9,43,24,13,88,10,38 … 42,36,3,47,37,8,34,32,00,15
Running order on lap 103: 18,14,4,19,11,6,48,1,12,22 … 9,21,95,17,88,10,42,24,3,13
Running order on lap 112:18,14,4,19,11,6,48,1,22,12 … 9,21,95,10,17,88,42,24,3,13 … 8,43,37,38,47,36,34,32,00,15 … 41,2,52,77,51,20
Running order on lap 121:18,14,4,19,11,6,48,1,22,12 … 9,21,10,95,17,42,88,3,24,13 … 8,43,37,47,38,36,34,32,15,00 … 41,2,52,77,51,20
Running order on lap 137: 18,14,4,19,11,6,48,22,1,9 … 12,10,21,95,42,17,88,3,13,8 … 24 (last driver on the lead lap),43,37,47,38,36,34,32,15,00 … 41,2(two laps down),52,77,51,20
Big Moment:On lap 147, Alex Bowman got into the wall hard and it brought out a caution. He was running around 17th at the time.
Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 150): 18,14,4,19,11,6,48,22,9,1
Big Moment: On lap 160, Michael McDowell got into the wall and it brought out a caution. He got a lot of right side damage. This marked the end of his race. At the time he was off the lead lap running in the 20’s.