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Wrapup: Phoenix Int'l Raceway

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Phoenix International Raceway hosted two of the NASCAR top series this past weekend. On Saturday, the XFINITY Series ran its 200-lap Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at the Avondale, Arizona 1-mile tri-oval. The Sprint Cup featured the Good Sam 500 on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series returns to action on April 2 at Martinsville Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Kyle Busch (#18 Skittles Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Good Sam 500 with a lap of 26.014 seconds, 138.387 mph. This is his 18th pole in 394 NSCS races. It is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2016 and his third pole in 22 races at Phoenix. Carl Edwards (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2016 and his 11th in 24 races at PIR. Denny Hamlin (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at PIR and his second in four races this season. Ryan Blaney (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie. Busch led 75 laps and finished the 313-lap race in fourth place.
Did Not Qualify: None. Only 39 cars entered for the 40-car field.
Winner: Kevin Harvick (#4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet SS) won the Good Sam 500, his 32nd victory in 542 NSCS races. This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2016. It is his eighth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 27 races at Phoenix International Raceway. Today's margin of victory (0.010 sec.) is now the closest MOV in series history at Phoenix. Carl Edwards (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at PIR and his third top-10 finish in 2016. Denny Hamlin (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 22 races at PIR.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch #18, 138.387 mph (POLE, 4th, 2nd)
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kyle Busch
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Kyle Larson #42, 6 positions (7th, 12th, 17th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick #4 (18th, WINNER, LEADER)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Hendrick Engines #4
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: Harvick's crew chief Rodney Childers, 0.022 seconds
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott #24 (17th, 8th, 21st)

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 0 points (tied) over Kyle Busch.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick +2
2. Kyle Busch -1
3. Jimmie Johnson -1
4. Kurt Busch +1
5. Carl Edwards +2
6. Denny Hamlin +2
7. Joey Logano -3
8. Austin Dillon +2
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +2
11. Brad Keselowski -5
12. Ryan Blaney +2
13. Aric Almirola +2
14. Kasey Kahne -1
15. Jamie McMurray +1
16. Matt Kenseth +6

Next: Auto Club 400, Sunday, March 20 at Auto Club Speedway (2.0-mile oval in Fontana, CA)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials:
Erik Jones (#20 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 with a lap of 26.318 seconds, 136.789 mph. This is his fourth pole in 30 NXS races. It is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in four races at Phoenix. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2016 and his third in three races at PIR. Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch (third) posted his 18th top-10 start at Phoenix and his third in three NXS races this season. Jones led five laps and finished the 200-lap event in second place.
Did Not Qualify: #40 Josh Reaume; #99 Todd Peck.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, his 79th victory in 314 NXS races. This is the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry driver's third NXS victory in 2016. It is his ninth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 20 NXS races at Phoenix. Erik Jones (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at PIR. It is his third top-10 finish in 2016. Daniel Suarez (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at PIR.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Erik Jones #20, 136.789 mph (POLE, 2nd, 6th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch #18 (3rd, WINNER, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines - Mark Cronquist, #18
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 8 points over Elliott Sadler.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Daniel Suarez
2. Elliott Sadler
3. Ty Dillon
4. Justin Allgaier +1
5. Brandon Jones -1
6. Erik Jones +1
7. Brendan Gaughan -1
8. Ryan Reed
9. Brennan Poole +2
10. Darrell Wallace Jr. +4

Next: TREATMYCLOT.com 300, Saturday, March 19 at Auto Club Speedway (2.0-mile oval in Fontana, CA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

Standings: Parker Kligerman leads the point standings by 1 point over Daniel Hemric.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Parker Kligerman +2
2. Daniel Hemric +5
3. John Hunter Nemechek +12
4. Timothy Peters +8
5. Tyler Young +1
6. Ryan Truex -4
7. Brandon Brown -3
8. Ben Rhodes +6
9. Grant Enfinger +9
10. Johnny Sauter -9

Next: Alpha Energy Solutions 250, Saturday, April 2 at Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval in Virginia)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
February 13, Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Daytona Beach, FL)
Winner: John Wes Townley  -   Pole: Cole Custer  -   Points Leader: John Wes Townley
Next: April 9, Nashville ARCA 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
March 12, Mobile 150 at Mobile International Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Irvington, AL)
Winner: Tyler Dippel - Pole: Spencer Davis -  Points Leader: Spencer Davis
Next: March 26, Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Easley, SC)

K&N Pro Series-West
2015 K&N Pro Series-West Champion: Chris Eggleston
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Noah Gragson
Season-opener: March 19, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Irwindale Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CA)

Pinty’s Series
2015 Pinty’s Series Champion:  Scott Steckly
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Gary Klutt
Season-opener: May 22, Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour
2015 Whelen Modified Tour Champion: Doug Coby
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Chase Dowling
Season-opener: April 10, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
March 12, Davis Roofing 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Burt Myers - Pole: Danny Bohn - Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: March 19, Concord 150 at Concord Speedway (0.5-mile tri-oval in Concord, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.