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Nationwide Breakdown: ServiceMaster 200

And… one to go! The close of Saturday afternoon’s ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway marked the conclusion of the penultimate race of the 2013 Nationwide Series season — and most importantly, the championship battle is still wide open. Anything could have happened. Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 150

In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 1.616 seconds ahead of Ross Chastain to take his first career win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International Raceway. Jones took the lead for the final time on lap 142 and drove away from the rest of the field en route to victory lane. Show More Summary

Interview With Race Winner – Kevin Harvick at Phoenix International Raceway

Q: Talk about the race out there today.   KEVIN HARVICK:  Yeah, it’s always fun to come to Phoenix, and we’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success here in all the divisions, and today was no different.  We had a good car and really from the time we unloaded, we qualified well and were able [...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Advocare 500 at Phoenix – Race Results

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, proved once again that not only is Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) one of his favorite tracks, it is also the track where he has scored the most victories in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) career. Credited with leading four times for a total of 70 laps, Harvick [...]

Jimmie Johnson Nabs Pole Award At Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson nabbed the pole award for Phoenix International Raceway with a track record. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion turned a lap of 139.222 mph, breaking the mark of 138.766 set by Kyle Busch last year. After Friday’s qualifying session, Johnson spoke with reporters, saying, “Track records are awesome. Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Advocare 500 at Phoenix – Race Line-Up

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and current point leader Jimmie Johnson was blistering fast in the heat of the desert sun at Phoenix International Raceway in setting a new track pole on the way to winning his third pole of the 2013 season.   With a lap of 25.858 seconds/139.222 mph, Johnson behind the wheel [...]

NASCAR Truck Series: Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix – Race Results

In a battle between two drivers who had never won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesrace, 17-year-old Erik Jones pulled away from Ross Chastain in the final 10 laps of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 atPhoenix International Raceway, becoming the youngest winner in series history. Driving the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Jones took the lead on Lap 142 [...]

Will Phoenix Play Role In Deciding Champion Once Again?

Over the last two years Phoenix International Raceway and its tight-knit racing has done its part in determining the NASCAR Nationwide Series champion. If that’s to be the case again this season, Sam Hornish Jr., who sits six points back of leader Austin Dillon, hopes to buck the recent trend of the second-place driver heading [...]

NASCAR Notes: Championship Potential During The Lucas Oil 150

BY DAVE GRAYSON The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take the green flag this Friday night, at the Phoenix International Raceway, for the annual running of the Lucas Oil 150. This race generally creates a lot of excitement because of the challenging aspects of this famed one mile oval. The race is 150 laps/150 miles around a basically [...]

Why Recent Repave at Phoenix Means 2013 NASCAR Chase Is Far from Over

Kyle Busch has led 289 laps in the last four races at Phoenix International Raceway. He was one blown engine, one crashed car, two top-10 finishes and not a single sprayed bottle of champagne to show for the often-dominant effort. A year ago, Jimmie Johnson entered the penultimate Phoenix race up seven points on Brad Keselowski. Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Where Chase Drivers Stand Ahead of Phoenix

The end of the long grind of a NASCAR season that culminates in the crowning of the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup champion is almost at hand. With only two races remaining—at Phoenix International Raceway this Sunday, Nov. 10, and the Nov. Show More Summary

The Indycar Academy Shootout Starts Today. This is How You Get There.

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Part two of my quest to win the 2013 Skip Barber Indycar Academy takes me to Sebring International Raceway for the qualifiers- the Skip Barber 3-Day Racing School and the 2-Day Advanced Racing School. You can find part one here. Read more...

Kenseth: We Can Control Our Destiny

Statistically speaking, Jimmie Johnson vs. Matt Kenseth at Phoenix International Raceway appears anything but a fair fight. Johnson far and away owns the best resume in victories, top fives and 10s, laps led and – most important – average finish, 6.4 to Kenseth’s 17.2. Kenseth’s only victory – three fewer than Johnson – came over [...]

NASCAR Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix

Following is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz., going into the AdvoCare 500 on November 10. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m.   PHOENIX-SPECIFIC STATISTICS 1 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet) ·        Season-to-Date Driver [...]

The Hottest NASCAR Storylines Heading into Phoenix

With Texas now in the rearview, NASCAR roars into the Phoenix International Raceway for the penultimate weekend of the 2013 season. While things look to be a lock in the Camping World Truck Series, the championship battle is heatingShow More Summary

Complete Preview for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its penultimate race. Sunday's event takes place from Phoenix International Raceway, where the series raced in the second week of the season. Following a dominating performance by Jimmie Johnson...Show More Summary

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix

This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Phoenix International Raceway for the AdvoCare 500. Phoenix has been a tricky race track since it was repaved in 2011. The dogleg on the backstretch leading into Turn 3 is where most of the wrecks occur. Show More Summary

Forza Motorsport 5 video shows Sebring International Raceway

11 months agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

New footage anticipates November 22 launch. A new direct fed video for Forza Motorsport 5 shows a race around Florida's Sebring International Raceway.Click here to read the full article

If You're At VIR This Weekend Come Find Jalopnik

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This weekend is the big SCCA 13-hour Charge of the Headlight Brigade at Virginia International Raceway and three of your favorite Jalopnik writers are reuniting with our old friends for the race. You don't want to miss it. Read more...

We Should All Be So Lucky

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last Sunday my Uncle lived a dream. For 12 laps around the Michigan International Raceway, he drove a stock car. He wasn't a passenger on some pre-canned "experience". He was suited up, handed a helmet, briefed on the do's and don'ts, and let out on the track for a dozen life-affirming laps. Read more...

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