Mike David Wins Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150
Ryan Newman turned in a lap of 26.975 seconds (133.457 mph) to win the 43rd pole of his career in Coors Light Pole Qualifying for PIR’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ on Friday, tying him for 10th in all-time Sprint Cup Series poles with Buck Baker. Newman’s lap in the No. 12 Dodge gave him the edge over Elliott Sadler by 0.009 seconds. “I’m happy to be competitive in qualifying,” said Newman. “We have been top five at times, so we’re happy to be on top of the charts. Everybody is doing a great job.” Carl Edwards will start third, followed by Mark Martin, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Busch. Defending series champion Jimmie Johnson will roll off in the seventh position, and he will be trailed by Jamie McMurray, Martin Truex Jr., and Scott Riggs. Defending race winner Jeff Gordon will start 11th. The entire lineup for Saturday’s race under the lights can be found here. Tickets to see all 43 stars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Saturday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ are still available by visiting www.racetickets.com, or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). Click here for more information on everything that’s happening at PIR during NASCAR Week.
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Kevin Harvick did something Sunday that no driver had ever done in the 52-year history of Phoenix International Raceway. The 39-year-old from Bakersfield, Calif. scored a victory in his fourth consecutive race in the same professional series at the legendary one-mile oval in the Arizona desert, leading 224 of 312 laps to win the CampingWorld.com 500.
Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano put on a dominating display at Phoenix International Raceway in Saturday’s AXALTA Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200, the fourth race of 2015 in the NASCAR XFINITY series.
Ruben Pardo earned his first NASCAR Mexico Series win at Phoenix International Raceway in the Toyota 120 on Friday. After starting on the pole, Pardo fell as low as 12th but fought back to the front in the late stages.
Pop music sensation Tori Kelly will perform the national anthem prior to the start of the CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 15, highlighting the pre-race festivities. Kelly’s performance will be included in the live national television broadcast of the race on FOX at 12:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. Eastern).
Phoenix International Raceway is encouraging fans to prepare for race day traffic by arriving early and enjoying the full NASCAR experience during the CampingWorld.com 500 event weekend, March 13-15. In addition to the CampingWorld.com 500 on Sunday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. PST, the race weekend at PIR will include the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. PST and the Toyota 120 NASCAR Mexico Series race on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. PST.
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