Found March 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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AVONDALE, Ariz. -- As most single-car Sprint Cup teams and other insufficiently funded operations scrambled to regroup following a rain-shortened work week compounded by a 2,600-mile trek from Daytona Beach, Fla., back to Charlotte and out to Phoenix, Furniture Row Racing had the home-track advantage. Certainly, thats not usually the case. The Denver-based race team and no, not Denver, NC, on the west side of Lake Norman could be considered logistically challenged compared to organizations centered throughout metro-Charlotte. Since only one-fourth of the NASCAR schedule is west of the Mississippi River, its a long haul for Furniture Row Racing to most of the 38 events. But with the Sprint Cup tour rolling into Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, Furniture Rows truckers have a mere 830-mile ride. Their North Carolina-based competitors will log more than 2,100 miles to the Land of the Sun. And with next weekends events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 300 miles to the north, ...
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