Truex Leads Chevrolet Back to Top of Charts
Martin Truex Jr.
April 2005 PIR race winner Kurt Busch was sixth in the late session, followed by Carl Edwards, winner of the last two races on the Sprint Cup tour. Defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was eighth, and Kyle Busch ran ninth in the No. 18 Toyota. Jamie McMurray rounded out the top 10. Click here for the top afternoon session speeds. Click here for the top morning session speeds.
The lights may be on at PIR, but it's only a test tonight. But worry not, NASCAR fans, as the April 12 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ is just 40 days away! See all of your favorites fight for the crown in the first night race of the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season! Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223), or online at www.racetickets.com and www.phoenixraceway.com.
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For the second-straight year, Helio Castroneves showed his intricate knowledge of the fastest way around Phoenix Raceway’s 1.022-mile oval during Beach Whiskey Outback Steakhouse Qualifying Day. The 41-year-old Brazilian and driver of the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet set a new one-lap (18.8701 seconds, 194.975 mph) and consecutive two-lap (37.7538 seconds, 194.905 mph) record to earn the pole position and win another "Speed King" crown for this year's running of the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix Raceway.
On Beach Whiskey Outback Steakhouse Qualifying Day, Verizon IndyCar Series stars Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais, Graham Rahal and Ed Jones got an up-close look at The Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar.
Phoenix Raceway is encouraging fans to prepare for race day traffic by arriving early and enjoying the full racing experience during the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix event weekend, April 28-29. In addition to the Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. (local), the race weekend will also include the Phoenix Copper Cup USAC Silver Crown Series and the USAC .25 (Quarter) Midget races, as well as the Vintage Desert Classic. The weekend will officially kick off at the track with the Beach Whiskey Outback Steakhouse Qualifying Day on Friday, April 28.
Phoenix Raceway will host the Beach Whiskey Outback Steakhouse Qualifying Day on Friday, April 28 to kick off the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend and set the field for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix under the lights on Saturday, April 29.
Fans attending the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix Raceway can receive an autograph from some of their favorite former IndyCar drivers at the Vintage Autograph Session Presented by Classic Racing Times on Saturday, April 29.
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