Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. NASCAR is racing at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ. this weekend. There were two practice sessions on Friday for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Qualifying for both Series’ is based on practice speeds, with the slowest cars coming onto the track first and the fastest out last.
Saturday held the Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Nationwide was first, with drivers qualifying or the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 race on Saturday afternoon. Forty-four drivers were entered for both races, meaning one team will have to go home. 28 David Green came out first and 38 Kasey Kahne came out last. 18 Denny Hamlin captured the Coors light Pole Award for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 race with a speed of 132.98 mph and 27.072 seconds around this one mile track. 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. started the race next to him on the front row. 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb was the lone driver who had to go home.
Sprint Cup qualified next, with Rookie 37 Timmy Hill coming out first. He failed to make the Subway Fresh Fit 300K race. 14 Tony Stewart was the final qualifier and qualified second, while 55 Mark Martin captured the Coors Light Pole Award with a speed of 136.814 mph and 26.313 seconds around the track. The race will be on Sunday afternoon.
Next came the NASCAR Nationwide race, the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 race at Phoenix International Raceway. I will give my race review next up. Suffice it to say it was a great race with a Nationwide driver winning the race.
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