Name: Phoenix International Raceway
Race Date: April 9, 2010
Location: Avondale, AZ
Length: One mile
Banking in turns One and Two: 11 degrees
Banking in turns Three and Four: Nine degrees
Banking on the front-stretch: Three degrees
Banking on the backstretch: Nine degrees
Grandstand Seats: 76,800
Tickets/track info: http://www.phoenixraceway.com/ or (623) 463-5400
Last year’s Top 10:
1. Greg Biffle
2. Jason Lefler
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Joey Logano
5. Kevin Harvick
6. David Ragan
7. Brendan Gaughan
8. Justin Allgaier
9. Mike Bliss
10. Kyle Busch
November Winner: Carl Edwards
In the last two races, Harvick has gathered the most points at Nashville with a total of 325, followed by Keselowski (320) and Ragan (300).
If you continue to look further back combining race totals, Harvick has gathered the most points when you total the last three, four, six, seven, eight, nine and 10 races there.
The only other person to join the statistics of gaining the most points in a period is Busch. He has gained the most when you combine the last five races.
After looking at the previous section, Harvick should be one of the drivers that automatically pops into your mind.
In his 15 starts, he has won once, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s and an average finish of 8.1.
Although Harvick leads in gaining the most points, his overall average finish doesn’t beat Edwards.
In his 10 starts, he has won three times, seven top fives, nine top 10s and an average finish of 6.6, leading all of those entered.
As stated above, Busch is the only driver to lead a sector of gaining the most points besides Harvick and his stats back him up.
In his nine starts, he has won two times, four top fives, seven top 10s and an average finish of 9.7.
When you combine the last two races, Bliss is the highest Nationwide regular in gaining points.
Though be careful on picking him as in his nine starts, he has four top 10s and an average finish of 16.4.
When you look at the average finishes, Allgaier is the highest ranking Nationwide regular with an average finish of 11.7.
In his three starts at Phoenix, he has only one top 10, coming last year in April, though he has been on a role this year so look for that to continue,
Story to Watch —Landon Cassill
Landon Cassill will be making his first start of the year for JR Motorsports in the No. Seven with the Go Daddy sponsorship.
Landon has had success with JR Motorsports in the past, he was the 2008 Rookie of the Year, on a limited schedule.
Look to see if he can carry the momentum that Scott Wimmer has brought that team with back-to-back top 10 finishes.
Thanks to Racing-Reference.info for the Stats