2010 Kobalt Tools 500 (Phoenix)

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2010 Kobalt Tools 500
Race details[1][2][3][4]
Race 35 of 36 in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
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Date November 14, 2010 (2010-November-14)
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 312 laps, 312 mi (502 km)
Weather Sunny with a high around 72; wind out of the NNE at 6 mph.
Average speed 116 miles per hour (187 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Time 26.395
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 190
Winner
No. 99
Carl Edwards
Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on November 14, 2010 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 312 laps, it was the thirty-fifth, and the ninth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup during the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The race was won by Carl Edwards, for the Roush Fenway Racing team. Ryan Newman finished second, and Joey Logano clinched third.

Pole position driver Edwards maintained his lead on the first lap to begin the race, as Newman, who started in the second position on the grid, remained behind him. On the seventh lap, Kurt Busch became the leader of the race. Hamlin, the points leader before the race, led the most laps with a total of 190. On lap 298, Hamlin pitted and became a lap behind. He didn't return to the first ten positions afterward. Edwards maintained the lead to win the race.

There were five cautions and 14 lead changes among six different drivers throughout the course of the race. It was Edwards' first win in the 2010 season, and the 18th of his career. The result kept Edwards in fourth in the Drivers' Championship, 264 points behind Denny Hamlin and 47 ahead of Matt Kenseth. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, 42 points ahead of Toyota and 88 ahead of Ford, with one race remaining in the season. A total of 75,000 people attended the race, while 4.201 million watched it on television.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Phoenix International Raceway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Phoenix International Raceway, is one of five short tracks to hold NASCAR races, the others being Richmond International Raceway, Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway.[5] The standard track at Phoenix International Raceway is a four-turn short track oval that is 1 mile (1.6 km) long.[6] The track's turns were banked at 11 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, was banked at three degrees. The back stretch, which has a dogleg shape instead of a straight, has 9 degrees of banking.[6] The racetrack has seats for 76,800 spectators.[6]

Before the race, Denny Hamlin led the Drivers' Championship with 6,325 points, and Jimmie Johnson stood in second with 6,292 points. Kevin Harvick followed in third with 6,266 points, 258 ahead of Carl Edwards and 266 ahead of Matt Kenseth in fourth and fifth. Jeff Gordon with 5,994 was eight points ahead of Kyle Busch, as Tony Stewart with 5,962 points, was nine ahead of Greg Biffle, and thirty-four in front of Clint Bowyer.[7] Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton were eleventh and twelfth with 5,890 and 5,852 points. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 249 points, forty points ahead of their rival Toyota. Ford, with 158 points, was twenty-six points ahead of Dodge in the battle for third.[8] Johnson was the race's defending champion.[9]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Three practice sessions were held before the Sunday race — one on Friday, and two on Saturday. The first session lasted 90 minutes, while the second session lasted 45 minutes. The third and final practice session lasted 60 minutes.[10] During the first practice session, Edwards, for the Roush Fenway Racing team, was quickest ahead of Regan Smith in second and Stewart in the third position.[11] Kyle Busch was scored fourth, and Brad Keselowski managed fifth.[11] Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch, A. J. Allmendinger, Ryan Newman, and Harvick rounded out the top ten quickest drivers in the session.[11]

Afterward, during qualifying, forty-six cars were entered, but only forty-three were able to race because of NASCAR's qualifying procedure.[12] Edwards clinched his seventh pole position during his career, with a time of 26.395, which made a new track record.[3][13] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Allmendinger.[13] Kurt Busch qualified third, Biffle took fourth, and Jamie McMurray started fifth.[13] Hamlin, one of the drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, qualified seventeenth, while Johnson was scored twenty-first.[13] The three drivers that failed to qualify for the race were Joe Nemechek, Michael McDowell, and Jason Leffler.[13] Once the qualifying session completed, Edwards commented, "The first thing that we’re going to have an advantage Sunday is with our pit stall, that’s going to help us a lot. I think we have an advantage because [the title rivals] have to be a little bit conservative. Guys like myself we’re really battling for fourth in points and battling for wins. We can go out and be a little more aggressive and maybe take advantage of that."[3]

On the next evening, Edwards remained quickest, ahead of Kurt Busch and Gordon in second and third.[14] Kenseth was fourth quickest, and Burton took fifth.[14] Montoya, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano, Biffle, and Harvick followed in the top-ten.[14] Other drivers in the chase, such as Hamlin, was fifteenth, and Johnson, who was seventeenth.[14] During the third, and final practice session, Edwards, with a fastest time of 27.202, was quickest.[15] Earnhardt, Jr. and Gordon followed in second and third with times of 27.328 and 27.337 seconds.[15] Hamlin managed to be fourth fastest, ahead of Harvick and Logano.[15] Johnson was scored seventh, Mark Martin took eighth, David Reutimann was ninth, and Biffle took tenth.[15]

Race[edit]

The race, the thirty-fifth out of a total of thirty-six in the season, began at 3:00 p.m. EST and was televised live in the United States on ESPN.[1] Prior to the race, weather conditions were dry with the air temperature around 63 °F (17 °C).[16] Ken Bowers, chaplain of the race track, began pre-race ceremonies with the invocation. Jesse McGuire performed the national anthem, and Steve Schultz, regional vice-president of Lowe's, gave the command for drivers to start their engines.[16]

Carl Edwards won the pole position and the race.

Edwards retained the lead from the pole position throughout the beginning lap. On the second lap, Brendan Gaughan collided into the wall, prompting the first caution to be given. On the lap six restart, Edwards remained the leader. On the following lap, Kurt Busch passed Edwards to become the leader. On lap 7, Biffle had fallen two positions as David Reutimann overtook him. Three laps later, Johnson moved up to the 13th position. By the fourteenth lap, Harvick had moved up eight positions since the beginning of the race. Harvick continued to move forward while Busch maintained the lead. On lap 28, Edwards claimed the first position from Busch. By the 30th lap, Hamlin moved up to fifth on the grid after passing Reutimann. The next lap, Kyle Busch, Kurt's younger brother, hit the wall, but sustained minor damages. On lap 41, Hamlin moved up to third as Edwards maintained a 1.5-second lead. Three laps later, Hamlin passed Kurt Busch to claim second.[16]

Kyle Busch moved up to fourth after passing Allmendinger on lap 54. After 55 laps, Stewart had moved up to eighth while Johnson had moved up to 12th. Three laps later, the second caution was given, after Keselowski developed a flat tire and crashed into the wall. All the front-runners pitted during the caution, with most asking for tires and adjustments. At the lap 65 restart, Edwards remained the leader before Hamlin moved past him on the following lap. On the 67th lap, Kurt Busch passed Edwards, moving him down to third. During lap 69, Kenseth passed Busch to move to fifth. Two laps later, Johnson was scored ninth, while Harvick was 12th. Afterward, Kyle Busch fell to the eighth position by the 73rd lap. Stewart moved up to the eighth position three laps later while Hamlin had a lead of 1.3 seconds.[16]

On lap 80, McMurray scraped the wall, sustaining damage to the rear spoiler, which came loose from the rest of the car. Two laps later, McMurray's team mate Montoya moved up to the 14th position after starting 35th. On the 86th lap, Johnson passed Kenseth to move up to the eighth position. Kenseth fell two positions after being passed by Allmendinger and Harvick. By lap 90, Hamlin extended his lead to 2.3 seconds ahead of Kurt Busch. One lap later, Gordon passed Kenseth to move to the 12th position. During the 96th lap, Stewart moved up to fourth after passing Martin Truex, Jr. Montoya moved up to 13th on the following lap after passing Biffle. On lap 101, the third caution was given for debris. One lap later, the front runners pitted, giving the lead to Bobby Labonte, who didn't come in until the next lap. At the lap 105 restart, Edwards was the leader before Hamlin reclaimed the first position a lap later.[16]

During the 117th lap, Biffle moved up to the eighth position, two laps before Johnson moved up to fifth after overtaking Newman. By lap 123, Hamlin's lead was around eight-tenths of a second ahead of Edwards. Six laps later, Stewart passed his team mate Newman for the sixth position. On the following lap, Hamlin had over a one-second lead over second-placed Edwards. On the 131st lap, Kyle Busch passed his brother Kurt for the second position. Harvick passed Biffle to take over the eighth position six laps later. On lap 140, Kurt Busch fell down to fifth after Johnson passed him. Three laps later, Kurt fell one more position to sixth once Newman overtook him. During lap 147, Truex. passed Biffle for the ninth position. Kenseth passed Biffle four laps later to claim the tenth position.[16]

On lap 156, Truex moved into eighth, after overtaking Kurt Busch. By lap 159, Hamlin had a 2.5-second lead over Edwards in the second position. Three laps later, Kenseth moved up to ninth while Kyle Busch moved to second after passing Edwards. On lap 166, green flag pit stops began as Paul Menard pitted. On the following lap, Elliott Sadler pitted, four laps earlier than Hamlin. During the pit stops, three drivers were able to lead the race, Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Kenseth. Once the pit stops concluded, Hamlin was scored the leader. On lap 180, Kyle Busch moved up to the second position after passing Edwards. Six laps later, Mark Martin passed Kurt Busch to move into 13th. By lap 192, Hamlin had a 1.5 second lead over his team mate Kyle Busch. Six laps later, Harvick overtook Johnson to claim the fourth position. At lap 210, Stewart passed Johnson for the fifth position as Jeff Burton moved up to the seventh.[16]

Afterward, Stewart passed Harvick for the fourth position on the 219th lap. Three laps later, Robby Gordon spun sideways, prompting the fourth caution to be given. All the front runners pitted during the caution, and Kyle Busch became the leader. At the lap 228 restart, Kyle Busch was first ahead of Hamlin, Edwards, Johnson, and Burton. On the following lap, Hamlin passed Busch for the first position. During the 231st lap, Edwards passed Busch to take over the second position, making Busch fall to third after two laps. Two laps later, the fifth caution was given because Travis Kvapil spun sideways. During the caution, the first eight cars did not pit, while the others did. Hamlin led on the restart ahead of Carl Edwards in second. At lap 242, Kurt Busch moved up to ninth, after passing Stewart. Three laps later, Stewart fell to 12th, after being passed by Martin and Logano. By lap 249, Hamlin had a 0.75 second lead over second. On lap 252, Jeff Burton moved up to the seventh position.[16]

Fourteen laps later, Edwards reclaimed the lead from Hamlin. On lap 268, Montoya moved up to fourth after passing Johnson. By lap 274, Edwards had a one-second lead over Hamlin in second. On the following lap, Newman passed Johnson for fifth as Harvick moved to twelfth. Edwards continued to expand his lead to two seconds on lap 287. At the 292nd lap, Johnson fell to sixth after being passed by Burton. Six laps later, Hamlin pitted for fuel and two new tires, which caused him to fall to nineteenth. On lap 301, Hamlin moved back on the lead lap, after passing Edwards. Logano passed Johnson for fourth as Burton pitted on lap 303. With six laps remaining, Johnson fell to sixth as while[who?] moved to seventh. Edwards maintained the lead to win his first race of the 2010 season. Newman finished second, ahead of Logano in third and Biffle in fourth. Johnson clinched the fifth position, after starting twenty-first.[16][17]

Post-race[edit]

Race winner Carl Edwards appeared in victory lane after his victory lap to start celebrating his first win of the season, in front of a crowd of 75,000 people.[18] After winning the race, he described his happiness saying, "A win is very important to us. It's a very big accomplishment for us." He continued, "I think it's something that we needed for our confidence. We needed it as a payoff for all the hard work the guys have put in at the shop, the engine department."[19]

Hamlin, who led the most laps, described his frustration: "The strategy and what-not at the end just didn't work our way. That's all I can ask for, is to have the better car than those two guys – and we did. But, unfortunately, the strategy bit us. We're just going to have to go there and do it the old-fashioned way next week and try to beat them on the race track."[20] Afterward, Newman, who finished second, commented, "We were saving fuel the whole time. Made more sense to save fuel. We were two laps short. We just did what I thought we needed to do. If Carl made it, Carl made it."[21] Fifth place finisher Johnson described his happiness by saying: "We're going to go home and we're going to make sure we have the best engines, go through our simulation stuff, make sure our car is as fast as it can be and then race. We were in a good situation and could take the risk, take the chance. It worked out for us.[20]

In the Drivers' Championship, Hamlin remained first with 6,462 points, 15 ahead of Johnson in second. Harvick followed in third with 6,416 points.[22] Edwards and Kenseth rounded out the first five positions with 6,198 and 6,151.[22] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet maintained first place with 255 points, 42 ahead of Toyota and 88 ahead of Ford. Dodge remained fourth with 135 points.[8] 4.201 million people watched the race on television.[23]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed Grid
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.395 136.389 1
43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.422 136.250 2
2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 26.424 136.240 3
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.521 135.742 4
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.536 135.665 5
00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.559 135.547 6
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.563 135.527 7
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 26.607 135.303 8
9 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.622 135.227 9
20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.626 135.206 10
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.626 135.206 11
6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.632 135.176 12
47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 26.637 135.150 13
33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.649 135.089 14
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.650 135.084 15
77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 26.659 135.039 16
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.679 134.938 17
98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.683 134.917 18
39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.683 134.917 19
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.702 134.821 20
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.703 134.816 21
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.706 134.801 22
19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.706 134.801 23
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 26.713 134.766 24
83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 26.715 134.756 25
09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 26.767 134.494 26
82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 26.780 134.429 27
5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.787 134.393 28
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.795 134.353 29
12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 26.811 134.273 30
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.833 134.163 31
36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 26.863 134.013 32
26 J. J. Yeley Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 26.877 133.943 33
7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 26.936 133.650 34
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.941 133.625 35
55 Mike Bliss Prism Motorsports Toyota 26.944 133.611 36
37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.968 133.492 37
38 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.990 133.383 38
64 Landon Cassill Max Q Motorsports Toyota 26.998 133.343 39
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.003 133.318 40
71 Brendan Gaughan TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 27.232 132.197 41
34 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.494 130.938 42
81 Terry Labonte Whitney Motorsports Dodge
Champions' Provisional
43
Failed to Qualify
66 Jason Leffler Prism Motorsports Toyota 27.008 133.294
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 27.022 133.225
46 Michael McDowell Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 27.046 133.107

Race results[edit]

Pos. Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 190
2 19 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 312 170
3 10 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 165
4 4 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 160
5 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 155
6 29 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 150
7 15 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 151
8 28 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 142
9 3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 312 143
10 5 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 312 134
11 22 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 130
12 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 137
13 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 129
14 31 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 121
15 11 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 312 118
16 35 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 312 115
17 20 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 312 112
18 2 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 312 109
19 40 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 106
20 26 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 311 108
21 14 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 311 100
22 13 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 311 97
23 8 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 311 94
24 24 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 311 91
25 12 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 310 88
26 6 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 310 85
27 9 9 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 310 82
28 23 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 310 79
29 19 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 310 76
30 25 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 310 73
31 33 26 J. J. Yeley Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 309 70
32 16 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 309 67
33 34 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 308 64
34 38 38 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 308 61
35 27 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 307 58
36 42 34 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 306 55
37 32 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 306 52
38 37 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 274 49
39 36 55 Mike Bliss Prism Motorsports Toyota 193 46
40 39 64 Landon Cassill Max Q Motorsports Toyota 191 43
41 43 81 Terry Labonte Whitney Motorsports Dodge 190 40
42 30 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 58 37
43 41 71 Brendan Gaughan TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 1 34
Source:[17][26]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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