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After Joe Gibbs Racing lost two entrants in last week's Daytona 500 due to engine failures, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch's teams have opted to change their motors prior to the Subway 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin's engine expired during practice Saturday. For Busch, whose engine failed two laps after JGR teammate Matt Kenseth ended up on pit road on Lap 150 last Sunday at Daytona, the team detected something in the engine during the morning tune-up.
Busch, who qualified fourth, and Hamlin (8th) will now start from the back of the field.
BEST OF MAXIM
Kyle Busch won the Dollar General 300 from Phoenix International Raceway. It was his first win of the season. Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.
The pole sitter of the race was Kyle Busch in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. He led 142 laps, the most of anyone. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, led the...
Kyle Busch overcame a mid-race gaffe on pit road with a dominating performance, leading 142 laps to win his fifth Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Busch started from the pole and shook off a speeding penalty to pit road with what was easily the fastest car during the 200-lap race around PIR's mile oval.
He eclipsed 11,000 career laps during...
Phoenix International Raceway Race Stats
2013 Race Length: 312 miles/312 laps
Track Qualifying Record: 138.766 mph (Kyle Busch, 2012)...
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season got off to an interesting start last weekend in the Daytona, but Sunday afternoon’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 may start to...
DENNY HAMLIN - WINNER
(No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota)
· One win, seven top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 10.3
· Average Running Position of 11.1, sixth-best
· Driver Rating of 100.4, second-best
· 235 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
AVONDALE, Ariz. — After a solid first qualifying lap at the Phoenix International Raceway 1-mile oval Friday, Busch’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS scraped the wall during the second lap due to a malfunction in the coolant system.
The damage (right-front and right-side) was enough that the team will go to the backup car for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint...
AVONDALE, Ariz.—Nothing was going to keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Not a pit road speeding penalty. Not a spate of cautions that kept bunching the field. Not Brad Keselowski, who in the past has found magic out front on old tires.
The prohibitive favorite in the Dollar General 200—after he won the pole in a laydown earlier in...
It was a troublesome Daytona Speedweeks for Joe Gibbs Racing as they lost three motors in the two biggest races of the weekend and had troubles with two more in the Nationwide Race on Saturday.
Both Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch blew engines on consecutive laps while running 1-2 in the Daytona 500 last Sunday. They looked dominant all day and were getting close to coming down for their...
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for the Dollar General 200.
Kyle Busch captured the Coors Light pole with a fastest lap time of 133.057. Busch is driving the No.54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Brian Vickers is starting second.
There were 40 drivers on the entry list upon its release, with a few notes. Jimmie Johnson will...
Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Dollar General 200 by AmeriGas from Phoenix with a time of 27.056 seconds. Brian Vickers, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne, and Justin Allgaier round out the top five starting positions. With 40 entries for 40 spots, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN2 at 4:30 PM EST.