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The 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race held on April 10, 2010 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. It was the seventh race of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The event began at 7:30 p.m. EDT. It was televised live in the United States on Fox and its U.S. radio coverage was broadcast on Motor Racing Network starting at 6:30 p.m. EDT.[3] It was also the longest race held there since 1988.[4]

2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600
Race details[1][2]
Race 7 of 36 in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix International Raceway
Date April 10, 2010 (2010-April-10)
Official name Subway Fresh Fit 600
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 378 laps, 378 mi (608.332 km)
Scheduled Distance 375 laps, 375 mi (603.504 km)
Weather Sunny with a high around 88; wind out of the SSE at 12 mph.
Average speed 119 miles per hour (192 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Petty Motorsports
Time 26.731
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson
/ Kyle Busch
Hendrick Motorsports
/ Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 113
No. 39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The race, contested over 378 laps, was won by Ryan Newman from Stewart-Haas Racing, after starting fourteenth to polesitter A. J. Allmendinger.[1] Jeff Gordon finished second for Hendrick Motorsports, while his teammate Jimmie Johnson finished the race in third.[5] The race had a total of nine cautions and twenty lead changes among thirteen different drivers.[6]


Race reportEdit

Practices and qualifyingEdit

Polesitter A. J. Allmendinger (Pictured in 2015)

During the first practice, the fastest cars were Denny Hamlin, Michael McDowell, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.;[7] near the end of the practice session Tony Stewart lost control of his car. The second practice began with several spins by drivers such as Kyle Busch, Marcos Ambrose, and Jimmie Johnson. The fastest drivers in the session were Jeff Gordon, A. J. Allmendinger, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, and Jeff Burton.[8] During qualifying, Allmendinger won the pole position,[9] while David Stremme, Aric Almirola, Mike Bliss, and Brandon Ash failed to qualify for the race.[10]

Race summaryEdit

The pre-race ceremonies began with a moment of silence honoring the fallen coal miners in West Virginia; then Phoenix International Raceway's chaplain Ken Bowers gave the invocation. The national anthem, played on the trumpet, was performed by Dr. Jesse McGuire. Following this, professional boxer and grand marshal Laila Ali delivered the command to start engines.[11] At 7:46 p.m EST, Allmendinger led the field to the green flag to start the race. After 14 laps, the first caution came out because Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch made contact. On lap 22, Ryan Newman restarted in the lead, but the second caution came out one lap later because Jamie McMurray spun out. On the ensuing restart on lap 29, Tony Stewart led the drivers to the green flag. Stewart led until Juan Pablo Montoya passed him on lap 38. Then on lap 58, Brian Vickers spun and slammed the outside wall bringing out the third caution. Montoya led the race on the next restart on lap 63. The race proceeded to go caution-free for 72 laps.[12]

Race winner Ryan Newman in 2007

During the long run, Jimmie Johnson passed Montoya on lap 130 as green flag pit stops were under way. Montoya regained the lead after the pit stops, but a lap later the fourth caution came out because of debris. The green flag was given on lap 148, with Montoya the leader. On lap 149, Johnson passed Montoya for the lead. After the lead change, the race underwent a green flag run until lap 190 when the fifth caution came out as a result of oil on the track in turn two. Every driver on the lead lap made a pit stop; Johnson kept the lead coming off pit road. Shortly after the restart on lap 196, the sixth caution came out because Brad Keselowski slammed into the wall. The restart happened on lap 201 with Johnson the leader. After the restart, the race had a run of green flag laps which ended because of the seventh caution on lap 256, caused by David Reutimann spinning out.[12]

On the restart immediately following the seventh caution, Jimmie Johnson led the field back to the green flag on lap 262, but was quickly passed by Kyle Busch. After the restart, the race had a 52 lap green flag run which ended because of the eighth caution due to Travis Kvapil's engine problems. The restart occurred on lap 321, with Kyle Busch in the lead. Busch led until lap 372 when the ninth caution came out because Scott Riggs had tire problems. All the leaders pitted, but while the top six replaced two tires, the rest changed all four. On the restart, Jeff Gordon led the field to the green flag with two laps to go. Newman passed Gordon before taking the white flag. Newman won his first race of the 2010 season, which was also his first victory since the 2008 Daytona 500.[12]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Make
1 14 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
2 10 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 23 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
6 27 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 9 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford
8 17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
9 25 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 6 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
11 4 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota
12 5 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
13 24 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
14 33 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota
15 1 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
16 22 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge
17 8 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Ford
18 3 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge
19 29 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford
20 39 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
21 2 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Toyota
22 30 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
23 11 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
24 13 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
25 15 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
26 28 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
27 40 71 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet
28 35 90 Scott Riggs Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet
29 32 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
30 26 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
31 38 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
32 36 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
33 42 38 Kevin Conway Front Row Motorsports Ford
34 43 46 Terry Cook Whitney Motorsports Dodge
35 19 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge
36 41 34 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 21 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Toyota
38 18 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota
39 20 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
40 34 13 Max Papis Germain Racing Toyota
41 37 35 Johnny Sauter Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
42 31 55 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota
43 12 66 Michael McDowell Prism Motorsports Toyota


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