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Newman Uses Late Pass To Win Phoenix
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 22:40 | Comments Off on Newman Uses Late Pass To Win Phoenix
Newman Uses Late Pass To Win Phoenix

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Ryan Newman slipped past Jeff Gordon on a green/white/checkered restart to win Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Gordon said he spun his tires on the final restart.
It was Newman’s first victory since he won the Daytona 500 in 2008. It gave him his 14th Cup victory but  first as […]

Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Flag to Flag: Phoenix

Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 600?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Phoenix International Raceway.

Stewart Looking A Little Green
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Stewart Looking A Little Green
Stewart Looking A Little Green

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It isn’t usually very green around Phoenix International Raceway, which is located in the Arizona desert. But, thanks to Office Depot, which co-sponsors Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet Impala, the track is very green this week.
Office Depot has pledged to balance the entire estimated carbon-dioxide emissions associated with NASCAR’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 on Saturday […]

Kenseth, Gordon Put Feud on Hold
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 13:09 | Comments Off on Kenseth, Gordon Put Feud on Hold
Kenseth, Gordon Put Feud on Hold

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Arlington, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s career path took a brief detour into the gutter earlier this week, courtesy of a bowling-oriented promotion that admittedly left the NASCAR star embarrassed.
But Kenseth and four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon both chose the high road at Phoenix International Raceway Friday during separate post-mortems […]

Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?
Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Interestingly, the promoters at Phoenix International Raceway, site of tonight’s Subway Fresh Fit 600, seem to think that the attention span of the American sports fan is expanding. How else to explain their decision to tack additional laps onto the race?
But in spite of evidence that attention spans and patience […]

Allmendinger Claims PIR Pole
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Claims PIR Pole
Allmendinger Claims PIR Pole

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A.J. Allmendinger won his first Sprint Cup Series pole on Friday when he was fastest in qualifying for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Allmendinger, driving a Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports, turned a lap at 134.675 mph at the 1-mile PIR oval.
“It is exciting to get that first pole,” Allmendinger said. […]

Phoenix Notes: Taking Tires The Hot New Strategy
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 16:43 | One Comment
Phoenix Notes: Taking Tires The Hot New Strategy

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Avondale, Ariz. – Track position is normally coveted during the closing laps of Sprint Cup events at Bristol and Martinsville.
But Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin bucked that trend by ducking onto pit road for fresh tires with just a handful of laps remaining during two races last month.
In each case, both […]

It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 6:37 | Comments Off on It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski
It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Avondale, Ariz. – Oh, that Brad Keselowski. For a NASCAR Sprint Cup newbie, he sure knows how to attract a headline.
Only 23 races into his Cup career, which continues Saturday in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 (375 laps) at Phoenix International Raceway, Keselowski already seems to have made more than […]

Minter: NASCAR Needs To Go Where Fans Go
Thursday, 8 Apr, 2010 – 7:03 | 3 Comments
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Go Where Fans Go

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In these times of declining attendance at NASCAR races, my mind always wanders back to some of the great short track promoters I’ve known over the years.
They weren’t necessarily flashy. They didn’t try to grab attention with fake April Fools Day press releases and controversial billboard advertisements. They just understood […]

Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
Thursday, 8 Apr, 2010 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is visiting Phoenix International Raceway this week and that fires off a lot of memories, not all of them pleasant.
PIR, in the shadow of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains,  is located about 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, just a couple of miles away […]