In the final race at Phoenix International Raceway before the one-mile tri-oval is repaved prior to NASCAR's three national touring series' return in November, Jeff Gordon ended his 67-race Sprint Cup winless drought by winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sunday.
To do it, however, "Super G" had to avoid an unlikely version of the Big One early and a surging Kyle Busch late.
Viewers at home were reminded that Subway sponsored this race numerous times and Bayne-mania took a break this week.
So what did we learn from the 312-lap event?
Here are 10 lessons to take away from the second race on the Sprint Cup slate.