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Bashas' Supermarkets 200

Status: Final Phoenix International Raceway

Race Capsule

Phoenix International Raceway
  • What:

    Race 2 of 33 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ

  • When:

    March 3, 2012 4:45 pm EST

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1. miles

  • Race Length:

    200.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,041,789

Drivers to Watch

Denny Hamlin Hamlin had a rough go of it the previous two weeks, having dropped one spot after Michigan and then three spots after Sonoma, falling from 5th to 8th. However, he had an outstanding race at Kentucky on Saturday, allowing him to regain three positions in the standings (back to fifth), the biggest gain of any driver in the Cup rankings this week. Hamlin still remains a distant 68 points behind points leader Matt Kenseth, is 43 points behind fourth-ranked Greg Biffle and is tied with Kevin Harvick, each with 565 total points in the first 17 races of the season.
Kasey Kahne 14th, 74 points out of the top 10. Gained three spots last week. Stands second in the wild card standings with one win.
Brad Keselowski Even with his impressive win at Kentucky -- and his series-leading third win overall -- Keselowski remained mired in 10th place in the standings for the fourth consecutive week. He's 96 points behind series leader Matt Kenseth but just eight points behind ninth-ranked Tony Stewart.
Joey Logano 16th, 74 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week. Stands fourth in the wild card standings with one win.
Kevin Harvick After spending the previous three weeks in sixth place, Harvick moved into a tie for fifth with Denny Hamlin after Saturday's race at Kentucky. Harvick is 68 points behind points leader Matt Kenseth and 43 points behind fourth-ranked Greg Biffle.
Kyle Busch 12th, 42 points out of the top 10. Stands first in the wild card standings with one win.