Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix

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Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix
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The Daytona 500 may be the most prestigious race on the Sprint Cup schedule, but it's the second race of the season where the field really begins to settle in. For the past four years, that event has taken place at Phoenix International Raceway, host to Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500k.

After Ken Schrader found himself in the wall with three laps to go—the last of many drivers to blow their right front tire and see their race end—Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski lined up for a green-white-checkered finish under questionable levels of remaining fuel. Edwards, who had been leading before the yellow, got a great jump on the restart and took the victory.

But that doesn't mean that Edwards was the only winner on Sunday. In fact, many of the race's top finishers made something out of nothing, while plenty of other organizations will list Phoenix as one of their most forgettable weekends of the year.

Here's a breakdown of who succeeded and who struggled.

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