The TicketGuardian 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held annually at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The 312 lap event is one of only four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events measured in kilometers rather than miles or laps (joining the fall Phoenix race and both road course events). The 500-kilometer (310 mi) race currently starts at 3:30 p.m. EST and finishes during the day. Kyle Busch is the defending race winner.
|Location||Avondale, Arizona, United States|
|Distance||310.688 mi (500.004 km)|
|Laps||312 (Stage 1: 75|
Stage 2: 75
Stage 3: 162)
|Previous names||Subway Fresh 500|
Subway Fresh Fit 500
Subway Fresh Fit 600
The Profit on CNBC 500 (2014)
CampingWorld.com 500 (2015)
Good Sam 500 (2016)
Camping World 500 (2017)
|Most wins (driver)||Kevin Harvick (5)|
|Most wins (team)||Stewart-Haas Racing (5)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (10)|
|Length||1.022 mi (1.645 km)|
As part of the 2005 NASCAR Realignment, a second date was awarded to Phoenix with Subway sponsorship. As there was already a race sponsored by Subway on the schedule (the now Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville), the name "Subway Fresh 500" was devised to reduce confusion. Subway later added the word "Fit" to the sponsorship to promote its Fresh Fit combo choices. This event swapped dates with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway due to the three race west coast swing, this event used to be race 2 preceding Daytona and Las Vegas before Atlanta took Phoenix's former spot, the Food City 500 at Bristol used to be race 4 before the Food City 500 moved up four weeks due to bad weather, on April 19, 2015.
With the new 2010 NASCAR start time rule change that starts races only at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, track officials were concerned that the new start time (45 minutes earlier than in the past) would put the majority of the race in the day instead of the planned night. At that time of year in Phoenix, sunset takes place at roughly 7:00 p.m. MST (because Arizona does not observe daylight saving time, this is the same as Pacific Daylight Time). As a result, the race was stretched to 600 kilometers (375 miles) so that the extra 100 kilometers (63 miles) would take place during the day, and most of the race would still take place at night as planned. However, in 2011, the race moved one week after the Daytona 500 in February. The race returned to 312 laps (500 kilometers) and was run on Sunday in the daytime for the first time. In 2015, Phoenix moved from the second to the fourth race of the season in mid-March.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|2005||April 23||97||Kurt Busch||Roush Racing||Ford||312||312 (502.115)||3:02:16||102.707||Report|
|2006||April 22||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:54:51||107.063||Report|
|2007||April 21||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:48||107.71||Report|
|2008||April 12||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||3:01:14||103.292||Report|
|2009||April 18||5||Mark Martin||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:16||108.042||Report|
|2010||April 10||39||Ryan Newman||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||378*||378 (608.332)||3:48:14||99.372||Report|
|2011||February 27||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||3:01:49||102.961||Report|
|2012||March 4||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||312||312 (502.115)||2:50:35||110.085||Report|
|2013||March 3||99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||316*||316 (508.553)||3:00:15||105.187||Report|
|2014||March 2||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:51:23||109.229||Report|
|2015||March 15||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:57:01||105.753||Report|
|2016||March 13||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||313*||313 (503.724)||2:45:53||113.212||Report|
|2017||March 19||31||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||314*||314 (505.334)||3:00:41||104.271||Report|
|2018||March 11||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:13||108.073||Report|
|2019||March 10||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||312||312 (502.115)||3:04:05||101.693||Report|
- 2010, 2013, and 2016-17: Race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.
Multiple winners (drivers)Edit
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|5||Kevin Harvick||2006, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|2||Jeff Gordon||2007, 2011|
|Ryan Newman||2010, 2017|
Multiple winners (teams)Edit
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|5||Stewart-Haas Racing||2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|4||Hendrick Motorsports||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011|
|2||Roush Fenway Racing||2005, 2013|
|Richard Childress Racing||2006, 2017|
|Joe Gibbs Racing||2012, 2019|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|10||Chevrolet||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|3||Ford||2005, 2013, 2018|
- 2007: Jeff Gordon wins for the first time at Phoenix from the pole (the first winner from the pole at Phoenix), scoring his 76th Cup Series win (tying Dale Earnhardt). After the race, Gordon celebrated with a black flag with the #3 of Earnhardt emblazoned on it.
- 2011: Jeff Gordon snaps a 66-race winless streak (longest of his career) and ties Cale Yarborough with his 83rd career win.
- 2013: Carl Edwards wins in a Subway-sponsored car in the Subway-sponsored race and snaps a 70-race winless streak.
|2005||Fox||Mike Joy||Darrell Waltrip|
- "News & Media". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
- "NASCAR reveals 2015 schedules for national series". NASCAR. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "Memorable Moments: Phoenix". NASCAR. November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.