Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Stats Are Just Numbers - Phoenix Edition

When it comes to the Phoenix International Raceway numbers are just numbers when it comes to certain series at the track. With Kevin Harvick his favorite number is the amount of wins he has at the Phoenix International Raceway. Phoenix has always been a fan favorite and rattle snake favorite also. So if you ever go to this track hopefully you aren't afraid of Snakes. The inaugural race winner here was future NASCAR Hall Of Famer Alan Kulwicki.

Sprint Cup Series Stats at The Phoenix International Raceway

Races - 27
First Winner - Alan Kulwicki
Last Winner - Kevin Harvick
G.W.C Finishes - 3 (2004, 2008, & 2012)
Postponed Races - 0 (1998 was shortened due to rain)
Most Wins - Kevin Harvick with 4 (2006, 2012, 2013 & 2014) 
Most Wins by a Team - TIED (Hendrick Motorsports, 5 and Roush Fenway Racing, 5) 
Most Manufacturer Wins - TIED (Ford, 12 and Chevrolet 12)
Repaved and Reconfigured - 2011
Interesting Fact -  It is one of four NASCAR races run with a length measured in kilometers; the Camping World 500 at Phoenix is one and the two road course events (Toyota/Save Mart 350 and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen) are the others.

Xfinity Series Stats at The Phoenix International Raceway

Races - 16
First Winner - Jeff Gordon 
Last Winner - Brad Keselowski
G.W.C Finishes -  6 (2004, 2006–2008, 2012, & 2014)
Postponed Races -  0 (Race shortened in 2003)
Most Wins - 4 (Carl Edwards)
Most Wins by a Team -  7 (Roush Fenway Racing)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 9 (Ford)




Camping World Truck Series Stats at Phoenix 

Races - 19
First Winner - Mike Skinner
Last Winner - Erik Jones
G.W.C Finishes - 4 (2001, 2002, 2009, & 2012)
Postponed Races - 0 (2014 was shortened due to Power Outage
Most Wins - Kevin Harvick 4 (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
Most Wins by a Team - Kevin Harvick Inc. 5 (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Most Manufacturer Wins - Chevrolet (14)

Wayback Wednesday - 2014 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway

On November 7th, 2014 The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had a lights out show literally. Already having the start of the race delayed because of a nearby power outage the truck race began with Erik Jones putting on a clinic at the 1.000 mile track. On lap 126 The lights went out and NASCAR announced that the race would be declared the winner. Erik who would lead 114 of the races 126 laps. Matt Crafton, Cole Custer, Ryan Blaney, and Ben Rhodes would round out the top 5! All Matt Crafton would have to do is start his truck the following weekend at Homestead to win his 2nd straight Truck Championship.

Results

1 1 51 Erik Jones 
2 2 88 Matt Crafton 
3 19 0 Cole Custer  
4 17 29 Ryan Blaney  
5 4 32 Ben Rhodes  
6 9 54 Darrell Wallace Jr.  
7 8 8 John H. Nemechek 
8 12 14 Austin Dillon    
9 14 98 Johnny Sauter  
10 7 19 Tyler Reddick   
11 3 31 Ben Kennedy    
12 16 33 Brandon Jones    
13 18 15 Mason Mingus 
14 20 99 Bryan Silas   
15 25 8 Korbin Forrister  
16 11 9 Brennan Newberry  
17 15 20 Gray Gaulding 
18 23 2 Tyler Young  
19 10 17 Timothy Peters 
20 21 45 Matt Tifft    
21 29 36 Tyler Tanner  
22 31 80 Jody Knowles  
23 32 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb  
24 30 50 Jordan Anderson 
25 13 13 Jeb Burton   
26 24 77 German Quiroga  
27 34 74 Wendell Chavous   
28 33 6 Norm Benning   
29 28 35 Akinori Ogata  
30 5 21 Joey Coulter   
31 6 23 Spencer Gallagher  
32 27 7 BJ McLeod  
33 22 5 John Wes Townley    
34 26 63 Justin Jennings