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Watch laps 1-60 of the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Jimmie Johnson has the lead.
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And now for the most famous words in motor sports please welcome your grand Marshall number -- of the Detroit Lions. Defensive tackle Ndamukong is food. I do. It's. Or. It's -- Or do you do and -- -- plus Mark Martin. 53 years old -- -- Three Regan Smith Tony Stewart fight for second. You know I like they did give yourself Tony Stewart to fourteenth or make them. I think challenge and fast right there even better now we'll win that one Dioner Navarro Mark Ingram. All big stack up as Mark Martin back something in the middle of the field they were three wide. Going into three. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Know Jeff Hammond talked about it I think the weather is such a huge issue. They have only qualified since they were on the track Friday. It's about twenty degrees hotter this track has -- -- Jimmie Johnson coming to the front of the 48. The third spot when biffle. Right behind people's position scraped the wall here on lap one and a shock. His car back here. You know Michael and I did that he's about double trouble down the back back there but turned Fords been a full sprint here as well get things right -- Kasey Kahne is to ride the Farmers Insurance number five. Battling Mark Martin on the inside. Ryan Newman just behind the. You know Mike Larry and Mark Martin in the fifty probably is not someone that would. Would challenge -- real hard right now. Wanted to really run and very cautiously -- Montoya takes over fifth in the 42. Kevin Harvick. We interviewed one little earlier in the week giving you could almost hear the relief in his voice he didn't hear input that situation at Daytona. With the jet -- up. Plus a lot of great player right now -- Already already needs some serious adjustments this anyone else in this 48 car Jimmy Johnson. I keep an hour and a guy they want. Kasey Kahne won this race and when Kasey Kahne and Kenny Francis came to work it. Hendrick Motorsports I really think they helped -- 48 team. Particularly here in Phoenix where they struggled last year. You know we talk about that don't play. I think it's really changed when he reconfigured track. It's almost take an adult league -- out of the back straightaway it's more like a big goal of sweeping turn from. All the way down to three. It is it's kind of like the big -- -- got about a hundred suggestions last night with a one to call listen to -- the dog -- and. The later on Steve. -- -- He we've been talking about it all week in they stormed the air pressure down in these tires because they -- no real. Don't like we get some of the super speedway and so that even makes it hard to even feel like more of a big -- it gently when to break. It's obviously. -- well -- started slow because we're gonna get it -- a tremendous amount of buildup from the heat. And you see here Kasey Kahne and I'm working on Mark Martin 55. We know what. In every -- Keeps getting quicker because the air pressure is coming up at least tired now visually it's got across the -- and you'll start to lose grip because of laps on the tires. It too much -- pressure. And eventually being in a -- lap or two Jimmy Johnson's gonna catch Tony Stewart for the league so Larry if you lead Daytona you've got negative points coming to the next race what if your mission. Go up there -- this thing. View from Clint Boyer is front bumper cars and run. Walk back to Phoenix sixteen laps in there's the reason for the first caution of the day Jimmie Johnson has taken the lead from Tony Stewart. And in the back straightaway Clint Boyer had cut down a tire on his number fifteen Toyota and some pit road is open. The first caution period of the day Matt. And Tony Stewart making its way down the -- his car he said was very good on entry even better and -- a little bit -- process that. You change and go left side tires on this diet. Yeah we expect Jimmy Johnson and take your. Left side tires and number 48 car -- size and only yeah. There -- a little bit of strategy here well the reason -- change -- left side tires only check announced Jimmie Johnson's crew chief told me we're seeing a lot more left side wire then we own rights are its the Danny. Hard tire -- -- a lot of ground. Mark Martin took -- entire season. The first one -- good. Caution in Phoenix. First caution of the day for Clint Boyer ten drivers stayed out one of those Robby Gordon just pitted. So that leaves without having made pit stops Kevin Harvick Kasey Kahne Regan Smith. Jeff Burton Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch along with Brad Keselowski. Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon. Ready to go Green -- Wanna get 312. One car off track -- went okay Arizona made it in his heart right. Really -- for -- to see those top ten or so -- me stay out. The heck out of the fans coming off. Number five a -- Expected to contend event now that actually work its way past him we are still Green in the -- came tries to get to the bottom of the racetrack. I don't know what gave you a couple of lows everybody he must have been content in any shock right out in advance and a lot of damage came was the second place car. He now drops to 42 and we'll come -- -- Roland. Watching Mike Larry shut up around the corner targets with a -- -- It's almost funny that was my first -- that was my second and and he's lucky he didn't get run over from the -- And a lot of damage memories from. He actually hit that. Pretty hard at them right in front especially the winner from the November -- I think that's got Broderick -- -- you lose a lap or more as we continue under Marines as we go back and think about the cut time -- Warriors scored fifteen. I'm a little water pressure. Particularly in the right front if you get -- -- wouldn't -- entire room. -- Like a lot of people but there has done this could be a winning race car Kenny Francis and -- -- get on the seat now all on the. There he's in trouble for the second time he's got down another right for a when you could. -- turned down that often and that close together. That's normally something rubbing the inside the -- I -- it could be just -- our car wreck that happens a lot that are in central closely inside the -- It could be a great don't. No lawyer gets down any different without incident shall we continue under Green and two relief early favorites in this race Kasey Kahne. Clint Boyer. Thought for the distance here comes -- Second race car. Winner goes only misses the cut down tired. Didn't hit the -- very hard hard but he did do is pretty significant damage. Hill that right front tires down. Narrow losses figures to. The program well it's possible like that the splitter which was damaged in that early flat tire. Did the -- here it was sort of. -- -- You know both on pit road to drivers who are both. Who drivers who both have tremendous dirt track experience and we're expected to contend here Steve. Kasey Kahne just radio and said something in rookie in his suspension. Kenny Francis and -- and sway bar arm on the right right now he's saying upper control arms and a lower control arm as -- as well. Let up now yeah I'm not surprised as hard as he hit that wall I -- -- I looked at the car coming down pit road late in the right front is kills it all the way in almost -- engine. And so Kevin Harvick who led -- a 107 laps in the Saturday race here. It's out in front. Look at Dale Junior here he's got some damage to the left front corner yeah you can see that damage on the -- right here might. And he's got into somebody and talk a bit -- and is pushing down on top of the tire. Up the cars that -- pit stops. Jimmie Johnson restarted fourteenth man he's fast -- juniors teammate. From fourteen to six since the restart from center -- gets Harvick at the front Regan Smith. In second Denny Hamlin -- Kyle Busch in order to chevys and toyotas. -- -- in the -- -- cans and on defense Dodge Charger in the race right now is precious few innings followed by an ailment bigger. The fastest car at running a fastest lap down right now is Jimmie Johnson in the pool -- car. If -- down some tremendously fast laps. He's gained eight positions since the restart. We continue under Green just one -- -- At corner but the wall has taken it. The Farmers Insurance Chevy to the garage. Kevin Harvick now -- 22 laps. Tony Stewart -- Johnson six and Mark Martin one. Kevin Harvick dominated the race here yesterday and didn't win it so check out -- lot of laps makes you feel good. And capitalize. Regan Smith one point eight back in center. Denny Hamlin two and a half back in third. This guy right here all weekend long on it to Daytona ever raced Regan Smith. San Diego are -- girls always have run here isn't all about you -- -- -- run again today. And why is that surprising. It's a single car team it doesn't -- -- the greater Charlotte area Regan Smith is not one of the biggest that was big stars in this sport but soon. He might be during Denver Colorado. Third place Jimmie Johnson was caught Denny Hamlin. For Johnson restarted fourteenth. We're just -- quick lead through the field. Think that goes to show you have a good race car Jimmy Johnson had we know he was one of the driver that. You wrote about last option. No one else has been able to make a lot of moves except Jimmie Johnson back up for. The front did you know Michael and I were showing you that they don't late back there on the back straight away and count. Actively -- some trouble. But here Jerry Jeff. Gordon in the 24 car owner Ralph Brown practice rounds and see how he dropped to the -- cut the -- to short guys got the position. I was able to make a pass that's a nice clean way to use the -- Unlike Daytona and Talladega which marked by a double yellow line the inside of the track there is no out. Here in Phoenix and at the other Sprint Cup track. Here is Jeff Gordon takes place Preston. I felt like -- Not like. It's okay they need. We saw that yesterday some of the race here. Sometimes some guys stayed out on old tires after a caution some guys came -- -- -- -- some -- -- -- some gotten over this tire. My experience for good here in your tire test. When you go to new track like we had here last fall the right -- there all week really served -- pretty hard it's the last that it takes a beating. That's really giving rarely thrown around a little inside the left side -- won the race. Probably going to be a factor again today. Let's catch up on our Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth. Who has climbed from 26 to seven Princeton. Don't like that. Anything else is doing right now. Keeping your recent. Then I like this time it's. It's wearing -- showings here. Remember he. That car met kids that -- Practice on Friday they -- a little bit. As far they didn't get a few left. Turn forty you know. You know it never fails Michael and I did at -- on the back straight right now that's where you wanna watch but just turned four here. Traditionally under any configuration has been a trouble spot. And watch what happens I'll turn for the last time around -- Greg Biffle and -- Madonna when the twenty car down underneath and make some contact. It's been a little bit lives. Makes the pass it's almost like joy that comes to winning car you just it just wasn't the turnaround there he was probably turned -- -- but it was just slap. The track would have an aero push next thing. And Jimmie Johnson used that aren't in the back straight away the former dogs like to make the pass on Regan Smith. Second what Georgia. They go to -- of thanks to shortcut but right -- -- Regan Smith in -- -- spotter probably -- the 48 is under -- look at inside and Regan was -- -- Jimmie Johnson and the 48. Johnson has finished in the top five in ten of its last eleven races at Phoenix. All except last November. Kevin Harvick leading Jimmie Johnson by a second and a. Market in the world right now. 55 laps complete in the subway fresh fit 500. At Phoenix. Kevin Harvick leading Jimmie Johnson Rick Smith. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. Clint Boyer back on track for Kasey Kahne won six cars in the garage and Larry out of the top 1015 of these drivers. Not stop under the caution for play corner you're gonna need to reinvent -- pretty soon you might that fuel window here -- Phoenix is about. 84 laps were probably looking about twentieth morning about lap drivers like Kevin Harvick we'll have to make Green flag stop. All the other drivers include Jimmie Johnson and the 48 they'll be able to go about it being sixteen left. We get Green flag pit stops the spotters on the -- for going to be busy in here Phoenix they have a unique viewpoint. Which is shared by Jeff Hammond. Now I got great. I'm awake at -- now. The biggest challenge and he's -- Not being run now it's now. I want to anyway anyway. When he and cars later as the NFL it. Not for loan. Steve. -- Jimmie -- reporting that his team name his car isn't really didn't feel pain free and feelings and again rolled right abdominal pain constant. The Green turn three. That's the reason -- second caution of the day comes out working lap sixty. -- Phoenix. And that's that caution the -- -- -- it's perfect for those drivers we just talked about because for the most part mail every one has only. Ran only everyone's gonna have to come to pit road I think we'll still see a mixed bag of strategy but I think every driver will be different. Why I think -- -- 48 took four tires on his pit stop when we saw how risky. Phoenix native JJ -- look at the free pass he was the first car one lap down. And here they come to pit road Kristen. Kevin Harvick telling is courtesy -- wells and I needed to -- -- undergoing every day so do not take away my friend did. -- is -- just gonna have to pitch as well he's -- condition illusion one part of the racetrack trying to another bat. And Denny Hamlin -- good return game -- he has to wait wait too long ago back in the -- especially. It's -- -- time track bar adjustments need. Jack announced reminding Jimmie Johnson not just not deep in his box better stop this time. Just feeling a little bit tight in the center at both ends of the racetrack laurel park in the bottom reminding him. To take care and brakes or tires for Jimmie Johnson. You gotta get a car Jimmy Johnson ask you may have to do something like you're right but how you can see what happens every definitely. I've probably got -- that history that 48 or. The gamble by Kurt Busch takes on just two tires and -- sixteen possessions to seconds.