Phoenix International Raceway - Avondale, AZ
Sunday, March 2, TBA ET
CARL EDWARDS WINS!
Lap 317: Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are leaning on one another as Denny Hamlin shoots across the apron.
RESTART: Lap 316: Carl Edwards holds the lead.
Lap 314: Landon Cassill stalls on back straightaway.
Lap 310: Mark Martin, Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Marcos Ambrose and Jamie McMurray are among the lead-lap cars that pitted.
Radio chatter on Lap 310: NASCAR's David Hoots just came over the radio and said the 88 of Dale Earnhardr Jr. is behind the 11 of Denny Hamlin.
Radio chatter on Lap 310: Crew chief Paul Wolfe says three laps to the good to Brad Keselowski.
Radio chatter on Lap 309: Crew chief Steve Letarte: "Shut it off, save all you got."
CAUTION: Lap 309: Ken Schrader hits the wall.
Lap 307: Joey Logano is out of fuel. He is coasting on the track. He was running 10th and is limping to pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 305: Crew chief Jimmy Fennig just told Carl Edwards: "We should be good"
Lap 304: Carl Edwards is holding his edge over Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 302: Jimmie Johnson suddenly has Brad Keselowski on his bumper in a battle for second.
Radio chatter on Lap 299: Crew chief Steve Letarte to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Run it out, we should have enough."
Radio chatter on Lap 299: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski he and the 48 are good on fuel.
Radio chatter on Lap 298: Crew chief Steve Letarte is asking Junior to back up his lap times.
Lap 296: Dale Earnhardt Jr., who led 47 laps, is holding steady in fourth.
Lap 294: Carl Edwards is pulling away again. He has an eight-tenths of a second lead over second-running Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 291: Lee Spencer reports that Brad Keselowski was sizing up the media center stage yesterday following the Nationwide Series race. When asked if he expected to be there on Sunday, he replied, "Absolutely."
Lap 290: Brad Keselowski is storming up on the leaders. He now trails Carl Edwards by just more than a second.
Radio chatter on Lap 287: Crew chief Chad Knaus to Jimmie Johnson: "Start saving homeboy. That 99 might have to start saving here...if they do we may be able to take advantage of it."
Lap 286: Carl Edwards edges back up to half a second of a lead over Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 281: Is Carl Edwards conserving fuel? Suddenly, Jimmie Johnson has cut the deficit to .583 of a second with Brad Keselowski now 2.456 seconds back.
Lap 279: Carl Edwards holds a lead of almost eight-tenths of a second over Jimmie Johnson. Brad Keselowski, in third, is more than three seconds back.
Radio chatter on Lap 275: Carl Edwards just said, "I'll take some lap times."
Lap 274: Brad Keselowski continunes to turn the fastest laps on the track.
Lap 273: Carl Edwards is starting to feel the heat from Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 272: Brad Keselowski, now in fourth, is the fastest on the track.
Radio chatter on Lap 269: Carl Edwards says he's concerned about fuel. Crew chief Jimmy Fennig said: "We'll let you know when to start worrying about your gauges."
Radio chatter on Lap 267: Crew chief Jimmy Fennig reminds leader Carl Edwards again, "Take care of your stuff."
Lap 265: Denny Hamlin, who had to start from the rear after making an engine change, has charged up to fourth.
Lap 264: Carl Edwards continues to be the fastest car on the track and has added another couple of tenths to his lead.
Lap 262: Carl Edwards has built his lead to 1.270 seconds over Jimmie Johnson.
Radio chatter on Lap 261: Crew chief Jimmy Fennig: "Watch your mirror Carl so we don't abuse our stuff too bad."
Lap 259: Brad Keselowski passes Clint Bowyer for fifth.
Lap 255: Polesitter and early leader Mark Martin is running 12th.
Lap 254: Dale Earnhardt Jr., in third, is the fastest on the track this lap. Carl Edwards continues to hold the lead.
Lap 249: There have been 39 laps under caution in this race.
Lap 245: Things are getting rough for the Busch brothers again. After both Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch had to drop to the rear of the field at the start of the race, both have now brushed the wall once more.
RESTART: Lap 242: Carl Edwards pulls away as Dale Earnhardt Jr. is slow to get foing at the front. Edwards slips away from the field quickly.
Radio chatter on Lap 240: Crew chief Steve Letarte is screaming at Dale Earnhardt Jr. to save gas.
Lap 240: Carl Edwards once more takes the lead off pit road. He's looking to snap his 70-race winless streak.
Lap 239: Leaders pit.
Lap 238: Kyle Busch gets the free pass.
CAUTION 7 - Lap 237: David Gilliland has a right-front tire down and slams into the wall.
Lap 234: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now leading by almost a full second over Jimmie Johnson. Matt Kenseth has caught Johnson and could soon mount challenge for second.
Lap 223: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pulling away from Jimmie Johnson a little more, doubling his gap on the second-runner.
Lap 220: Mark Martin, who led the opening 49 laps of the race from the pole position, is 13th.
Lap 218: Now it is Matt Kenseth, running in third, who is the fastest on the track.
Lap 215: Not only does Dale Earnhardt Jr. have a three-tenths of a second lead over teammate Jimmie Johnson, but he's also the fastest on the track.
Lap 212: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is slowly pulling a little away from teammate Jimmie Johnson. Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards follow the Hendrick pair.
Lap 206: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no stranger to Victory Lane at Phoenix. In 21 previous starts at the track, he has two wins. He has eight top-10 finishes, four of them top fives, for an average finish of 18.238 at the track.
Lap 204: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a three-tenths of a second lead over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 200: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is maintaining the fast pace and holding off challengers at Phoenix.
Lap 194: Jimmie Johnson gets around Carl Edwards for second.
RESTART: Lap 194: Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the field to the green, with Carl Edwards to his outside.
Lap 191: Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the race off pit road.
Lap 191: Left-side only tires for leader Carl Edwards; right-side tires for Brad Keselowski.
Lap 191: Leaders pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 189: Crew member reports: "It's pretty bad. The truck arms are bent, the track bar is bent, the left front suspension looks like it's been ripped out of it..."
Lap 188: Danica Patrick has been evaluated and released from the infield care center.
Lap 187: NASCAR is bringing cars down pit road because of all the debris on the track. The inner liner from her tire is steaming on pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 185: Danica Patrick: “I can’t imagine won’t want to do anything. We’re done. Yeah, I’m ok, but it was a huge hit.”
Radio chatter on Lap 185: Danica Patrick: "I'm getting out."
CAUTION 6 - Lap 185: Danica Patrick crashes. Patrick blows a right-front tire. David Ragan is also caught in the incident.
Radio chatter on Lap 18: Kasey Kahne, who has fallen off the pace a bit: "It's bad all the way to the center of the corner. It hurts me."
Radio chatter on Lap 181: "It's sideways when I get off the wall," Kasey Kahne said. He has suddenly dropped to 11th.
Lap 178: Carl Edwards continues to be tough to catch. Can he end his winless streak today?
Radio chatter on Lap 170: Spotter Billy O'Dea warns Kevin Harvick that Matt Kenseth has the fastest car right now.
Radio chatter on Lap 167: Danica Patrick asks that they help the car to turn in the center during the next stop: "I find myself sideways, so let me think about it."
Lap 161: Carl Edwards is setting the pace. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle round out the top 10.
Lap 152: Carl Edwards continues to lead - and is pulling away from the field. It's been 70 races since Edwards' last win, which came in March of 2011.
Lap 150: Tony Stewart, who took four tires on the most recent pit stop, is running 20th.
Lap 149: Carl Edwards holds the lead, but he's certainly not pulling away from Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 147: Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson lead the field to the green flag.
Lap 144: Carl Edwards leads for the first time since the night race at Bristol in 2012.
Lap 143: Four-tire change for Brad Keselowski.
Lap 143: Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick come close to colliding on pit road.
Lap 143: Leaders pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 142: Ryan Newman, when asked by the team of his status: "Yeah, I'm fine."
CAUTION 5 - Lap 141: Ryan Newman slams into the Turn 1 wall. He races across pit road and back toward his transporter, skipping the ambulance ride.
Lap 140: Kurt Busch, in sixth, is the fastest driver on the track right now.
Lap 138: And he's gone - Brad Keselowski now leads by more than a second.
Lap 136: Kurt Busch passes Clint Bowyer for sixth.
Lap 132: Once a driver gets into the lead today, he certainly pulls away from the field. Keselowski already has a six-tenths of a second lead over Mark Martin. Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson round out the top five.
Lap 129: In seven previous starts at Phoenix, Brad Keselowski has two top-10 finishes, one of them a top five. He has an average finish of 19.857 at the track.
Lap 128: Brad Keselowski is the new race leader with Mark Martin on his bumper.
Lap 127: Mark Martin faces a battle from defending champion Brad Keselowski.
Radio chatter on Lap 124: Danica Patrick says she's loose off, currently 27th.
Lap 122: Brad Keselowski is fast on the track. How fast? He's cut Mark Martin's lead to just three-tenths of a second.
Radio chatter on Lap 118: Kasey Kahne: "There's not a whole lot you can do. It's weird." He is running 14th.
Lap 116: Watch out - Tony Stewart is up to third now, and the fastest on the track.
Lap 113: In the rookie race, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is running 15th; Danica Patrick is 27th.
Radio chatter on Lap 112: AJ Allmendinger says his right-side tires don't have enough grip to give him adequate speed. He's running 24th.
Lap 111: Denny Hamlin, who started from the rear of the field after an engine change, is up to 11th.
Lap 110: Mark Martin continues to lead, but Brad Keselowski in second is the fastest on the track. He trails by just half a second.
Lap 107: Mark Martin leads Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola.
RESTART - Lap 104: Mark Martin stays out on pit stop, leads the field to green. Brad Keselowski is second.
Radio chatter on Lap 102: Crew chief Steve Letarte warns Junior that his car might be tight this time. No changes, two tires. "That last run felt great," Junior said.
Lap 101: Carl Edwards wins the race off pit road with a two-tire stop.
Lap 101: Leaders pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 99: Crew chief Steve Letarte to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "We have to take rights, this is our chance to break into the top 10."
Radio chatter on Lap 99: Ryan Newman reports right-front damage.
CAUTION 4: Lap 98: Ryan Newman has a tire down.
Radio chatter on Lap 98: Tony Stewart's temps "235, 245, tight on the center of both ends"
Lap 96: Mark Martin is back up to 24th.
Lap 91: Greg Biffle has never won a Cup race at Phoenix. He has seven top-10 finishes there, five of them top fives, for an average finish of 13.722.
Radio chatter on Lap 90: Greg Biffle will pit in 12 laps.
Lap 89: Greg Biffle has a half-second lead over Aric Almirola.
Lap 86: Sun just popped out, look for water temps to rise and track to get slick. There are 20 to 25 laps before Kasey Kahne pits. He is currently running fourth.
Radio chatter on Lap 84: Spotter TJ Majors tells Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Your (turns) 1 and 2 look good, keep digging."
Lap 83: Greg Biffle has the lead and is pulling away a little from Aric Almirola. Juan Pablo Montoya is fifth.
Lap 81: Kasey Kahne is fourth on the track, and the fastest.
Lap 78: Kevin Harvick is up to third -- and Kasey Kahne is charging toward the front as well.
Lap 75: Mark Martin is 38th on the track now and working his way back toward the front.
Lap 72: Juan Pablo Montoya is starting to pull away from Greg Biffle.
Lap 70: Juan Pablo Montoya leads the field.
RESTART - Lap 70: Juan Pablo Montoya and Greg Biffle lead the field to the green flag. The two had been in a battle for the lead just prior to the caution.
Radio chatter on Lap 69: Steve Letarte is having issues finding the right balance for the 88. He has made track bar and wedge adjustments and Junior can't find a good feel.
Radio chatter on Lap 68: Danica Patrick says she can't carry speed into the center.
Lap 67: Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick pit.
Lap 67: Mark Martin gets a break now - he'll get the free pass after making an unscheduled green-flag pit stop.
CAUTION 3 - Lap 66: Dave Blaney spins in Turn 1 after contact from David Stremme.
Lap 65: Juan Pablo Montoya slips around Greg Biffle to take the lead.
Lap 63: Mark Martin, who led the opening 49 laps, is back on pit road for tires.
Lap 62: Juan Pablo Montoya is battling Greg Biffle for the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 58: Martin Truex Jr.'s car broke the yoke off the driveshaft.
Lap 58: Rookie of the year contender Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moves up to third.
Lap 57: Greg Biffle takes the lead. Juan Pablo Montoya and Aric Almirola follow.
RESTART: Lap 56: Juan Pablo Montoya leads the field to the green and is under pressure right away.
Lap 56: Kyle Busch is assessed a penalty for speeding on pit road.
Lap 53: Martin Truex Jr.'s car has stalled. Truex says, "I got nothing."
Lap 52: Juan Pablo Montoya is in the lead. He will lead his first lap since the 2012 race at Watkins Glen when he won the pole position.
Lap 52: Kyle Busch's car is on the jackstand.
Lap 52: Oh no - Clint Bowyer has some damage after colliding with Travis Kvapil on pit road.
Lap 51: Nine cars remained on the track after pitting earlier; Kasey Kahne beats Mark Martin off pit road.
Lap 50: Leaders pit. Mark Martin asks for right-side tires only.
CAUTION 2: Lap 49 as Kyle Busch spins in Turn 2. Busch had gotten to 15th after dropping to the rear of the field for the start.
Radio chatter on Lap 46: Kurt Busch reports that the water pressure is up to 250.
Lap 44: Kasey Kahne, now in third, posts the fastest lap on the track. He's close to Jimmie Johnson, in second.
Radio chatter on Lap 42: Kasey Kahne: "I need a little more grip center off...wish I wouldn't have let Jimmie by on that restart." Crew chief Kenny Francis suggests air-pressure adjustment.
Lap 41: Mark Martin has now pulled away to a 1.462-second lead.
Lap 38: Jeff Gordon, in fifth, runs the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 34: Kurt Busch has moved into the top 10.
Lap 29: Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson takes second.
Lap 28: Mark Martin once more pulls away from the field as Kasey Kahne battles teammate Jimmie Johnson for second.
Restart - Lap 28: Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne lead the field to the green.
Lap 26: Mark Martin, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman and Brad Keselowski will lead the field back to the green.
Radio chatter on Lap 25: Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "We're no match for anyone on the center off."
Lap 23: Track-bar adjustment for Danica Patrick, who also pitted.
Lap 23: Several drivers pit, including Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, Travis Kvapil, Greg Biffle.
Lap 22: Landon Cassill gets the free pass.
Radio chatter on Lap 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr. reports his water temp is 235.
Caution 1 - Lap 22: Scott Riggs into the wall in Turn 4.
Lap 22: CAUTION.
Radio chatter on Lap 20: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says "It's really tight the center off, free in..."
Lap 20: Kasey Kahne, in second, turns the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 18: Lee Spencer reports that Kurt Busch had two IV's yesterday after battling the flu for a week.
Lap 17: Kurt Busch, has moved from the back of the pack to P25 with Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch in tow.
Radio chatter on Lap 15: Greg Biffle says the car is "a little bit loose." He's currently 17th.
Lap 13: The drivers coming from the rear of the field are making up ground. Kurt Busch is 26th, with Denny Hamlin 27th and Kyle Busch 28th.
Lap 11: Not only is Mark Martin leading the race, but he's also the fastest car on the track right now. Martin is on a quest to become the oldest Sprint Cup race winner.
Lap 6: Hendrick Motorsports is looking stout with Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon riding on the rear of leader Mark Martin.
Lap 4: Here they come - the Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are moving back to the front at a rapid pace after dropping to the rear to start the race.
Lap 2: Mark Martin has been fast all weekend - leading practices and taking the pole position. He continues to set the pace in the early laps.
Lap 1: Mark Martin leads the field to the green - and the first lap of the race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. bounces off the wall.
Radio chatter on Lap 1: Starting out, Brad Keselowski's water temp is 205, oil is 180 -- "Good start last week ... I believe in you all." Paul Wolfe, let's be smart all day.
Pre-race radio chatter: Crew chief Steve Letarte to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Ok, last week was fun, now we're getting to the real racing.
Teams are ready to get the 312-lap race under way. Drivers dropping to the rear are getting into position as the green flag nears.
Prerace radio chatter: Danica Patrick just asked if the cars drop back with one to go. She's getting an assist with four cars dropping behind her since she qualified 40th. On the other hand, she will have to try to hold off Denny Hamlin and Kyle and Kurt Busch.
Engines are fired!
Matt Kenseth selected pit stall No. 1. The team's strategy? The first timing line from the commitment cone is at the end of pit box 3.
Four cars will be heading to the rear of the field at the start of today's race - Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin for the engine changes, Kurt Busch for going to a backup car after qualifying and David Stremme for a transmission change.
3:05 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup drivers are climbing into their cars and ready to race today. This is the second race with NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.
How will teams manage pit strategy at Phoenix? SPEED's Matt Clark and crew chief Darian Grubb discuss the issue.
Jeff Burton will have a temporary crew chief on the pit box today as Ernie Cope is making the calls as Luke Lambert flew home to join his wife, Jamie, who is expecting their second child. FULL STORY
Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have changed engines for today's race? Why? Lee Spencer knows.
Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne lead the field to the green today. For the full lineup, click here.
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