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2017 Camping World 500

The 2017 Camping World 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on March 19, 2017, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 314 laps, extended from 312 laps due to overtime, on the one-mile (1.6 km) oval, it will be the fourth race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Camping World 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 4 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
2017 Camping World 500 logo.jpg
Date March 19, 2017 (2017-03-19)
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 314 laps, 314 mi (502.4 km)
Scheduled Distance 312 laps, 312 mi (499.2 km)
Average speed 104.271 miles per hour (167.808 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 26.216
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 114
Winner
No. 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dan Hubbard (1 & 2) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Phoenix International Raceway was the site of the fourth race of the season

Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the IndyCar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 26.258 seconds and a speed of 137.101 mph (220.643 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.258 137.101
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.379 136.472
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.385 136.441
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Joey Logano scored the pole for the race with a time of 26.216 and a speed of 137.321 mph (220.997 km/h).[12] He said after his run he believed he "had a pretty good (Turns) 1 and 2, I was able to hook the bottom. (Turns) 3 and 4 is where nothing went right. I didn’t think it was going to be quite good enough. I pushed as hard as I could. Sometimes you overdrive it a little bit and you can still make some speed. Proud of this team and proud of the all-Ford front row. That’s a pretty special deal.”[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.552 26.265 26.216
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 26.523 26.329 26.301
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.560 26.432 26.319
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.336 26.452 26.344
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.380 26.413 26.412
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 26.573 26.481 26.433
7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.574 26.361 26.441
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 26.845 26.451 26.444
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.779 26.496 26.485
10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.647 26.468 26.498
11 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.667 26.461 26.502
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.653 26.441 26.530
13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.861 26.523
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.610 26.544
15 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 26.846 26.548
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 26.659 26.562
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.717 26.587
18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.690 26.598
19 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.643 26.634
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 26.787 26.663
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.614 26.672
22 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.562 26.702
23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.585 26.772
24 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.788 26.787
25 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 26.888
26 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.908
27 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.913
28 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.973
29 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.005
30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 27.028
31 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 27.055
32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 27.061
33 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 27.065
34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.081
35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 27.262
36 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 27.379
37 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 27.860
38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 28.118
39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 28.437
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.475 seconds and a speed of 135.977 mph (218.834 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.475 135.977
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.575 135.466
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.603 135.323
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Joey Logano was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 26.719 seconds and a speed of 134.736 mph (216.837 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.719 134.736
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.762 134.519
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.786 134.399
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

Joey Logano led the field to the green flag at 3:48 p.m. It remained caution-free until Corey LaJoie slammed the wall in the dogleg on the backstretch on lap 26, bringing out the first caution of the race.[16]

The race restarted on lap 33. The uneventful stage concluded on lap 75 when Logano took the stage victory and the second caution flew at its conclusion. Kurt Busch's team was changing a battery, sent him out to beat the pace car off pit road so as to not lose a lap. He was busted for speeding in the process and held a lap on pit road.[16]

Second stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 86. Chase Elliott passed Logano going into Turn 1 on the restart to take the lead the following lap. The third caution flew on lap 118 when LaJoie slammed the wall in Turn 1. Aric Almirola and Logano restarted the race from the tail end of the field for speeding on pit road.[16]

The race restarted on lap 123. It went green the rest of the stage, Elliott scored the stage victory and the fourth caution flew to conclude the second stage.[16]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 158. Matt Kenseth suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 4, bringing out the fifth caution with 120 laps to go. Kyle Busch exited pit road with the race lead.[16]

The race restarted with 112 to go. The sixth caution flew with 106 to go when David Ragan cut his left-rear tire and spun out, collecting Gray Gaulding to his outside in Turn 1.[16]

The race restarted with 100 to go. Cole Whitt brought out the seventh caution with 55 to go when he slammed the wall in Turn 2. Ryan Blaney restarted the race from the tail end of the field for speeding on pit road.[16]

The race restarted with 51 to go. Busch had the race in check until Logano suffered a right-front tire blowout – stemming from brake problems – and slammed the wall in Turn 1, bringing out the eighth caution with six to go.[17] Ryan Newman chose not to pit and assumed the race lead along with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Martin Truex Jr.. Kyle Larson exited pit road first among the cars that opted to pit.[18]

OvertimeEdit

Newman powered ahead of Larson on the final restart. Larson came down on Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to his inside and got loose.[19] This allowed Newman to drive on to victory.[20]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Newman said that this win was "sweet for so many reasons. I said that when I won the Brickyard. I said that when I won at Daytona. This has been the longest drought I’ve ever been in. … It’s just a hard‑fought race, a hard‑fought battle, a hard‑fought four years.”[21]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 4
8 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 164

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 22 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 314 42
2 4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 314 53
3 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 314 47
4 21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 314 33
5 6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 314 46
6 23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 314 32
7 27 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 314 30
8 8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 314 33
9 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 314 38
10 19 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 314 29
11 16 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 314 26
12 7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 314 42
13 13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 314 24
14 3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 314 24
15 5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 314 33
16 15 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 314 21
17 28 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 314 20
18 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 314 19
19 24 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 314 18
20 10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 314 17
21 18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 314 16
22 26 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 314 15
23 2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 314 21
24 25 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 314 13
25 11 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 314 12
26 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 314 11
27 33 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 314 10
28 29 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 313 9
29 30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Fas Lane Racing Ford 313 8
30 35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 312 7
31 1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 307 16
32 39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 307 0
33 37 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 307 4
34 32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 256 3
35 34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 204 2
36 36 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 201 1
37 12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 190 1
38 31 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 115 1
39 38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 9 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 45
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 0 minutes and 41 seconds
  • Average speed: 104.271 miles per hour (167.808 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 13th race at the Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Joy, two-time Phoenix winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race which also was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dan Hubbard
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Alex Hayden
Glenn Jarrett
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
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  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
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  12. ^ Baum, Bob (March 17, 2017). "Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix". Associated Press. Avondale, Arizona: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (March 17, 2017). "Logano edges Blaney for pole in Ford 1-2 at Phoenix". Motorsport.com. Avondale, Arizona: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
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  17. ^ Gluck, Jeff (March 19, 2017). "The Top Five: Breaking down the Phoenix race". JeffGluck.com. Avondale, Arizona: Jeff Gluck. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  18. ^ Bruce, Kenny (March 19, 2017). "Second place isn't first loser for points leader Larson". NASCAR.com. Avondale, Arizona: NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
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  21. ^ Jensen, Tom (March 19, 2017). "Ryan Newman on winning again: 'It's been a hard-fought four years'". Foxsports.com. Avondale, Arizona: Fox Sports Digital Media. Retrieved March 23, 2017.


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