Denny Hamlin earned his first win with his new crew chief in Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, in his second race with last year's championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb, made a late charge to the front. Hamlin held the lead with 25 laps to go, carrying a narrow edge over the charging car of Kevin Harvick.
Richard Petty Motorsports' Marcos Ambrose was third with 17 laps to go when he had to pit with an engine problem.
Hamlin's lead over Harvick grew by tenths as the laps wound down. Then Harvick began to come back. With 10 to go, Hamlin led by .855 of a second. Then Harvick made his final move - and ran out of gas.
Harvick still held on to finish second, followed by Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports' Jimmie Johnson and Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski.
A late caution put several drivers on pit road on Lap 248. Since a recent pit stop had already allowed most to change tires, this was a fuel-only top-off for teams...