2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600
|Race 7 of 36 in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
|Date||April 10, 2010|
|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)|
|Driver||A.J. Allmendinger||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Most laps led|
/ Kyle Busch
/ Joe Gibbs Racing
||Stewart Haas Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Network||Fox Broadcasting Company|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds|
The 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race that was 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. It was also the longest race held there since 1988.
The race, contested over 378 laps, was won by Ryan Newman from Stewart Haas Racing, after starting fourteenth to A. J. Allmendinger. Jeff Gordon finished second in a Chevrolet, ahead of Jimmie Johnson in third. The race had a total of nine cautions and twenty lead changes among thirteen different drivers.
Practices and qualifying
During the first practice the fastest cars were Denny Hamlin, Michael McDowell, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; near the end of the practice session Tony Stewart lost control of his car. The second practice began with several spins by such drivers as Kyle Busch, Marcos Ambrose, and Jimmie Johnson. The fastest in the session were Jeff Gordon, A. J. Allmendinger, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, and Jeff Burton. During qualifying, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position while David Stremme, Aric Almirola, Mike Bliss, and Brandon Ash did not qualify.
The pre race ceremonies started with a moment of silence for 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. To start the engines, professional boxer and grand marshal Laila Ali delivered the command. At 7:46 p.m EST, A.J. Allmendinger, in the pole position, led the field for the green flag. After 14 laps, the first caution came out because Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch made contact. On lap 22, Ryan Newman led them to the green flag, but the second caution came out one lap later because Jamie McMurray spun out. On the restart, on lap 29, Tony Stewart led them 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 them to the restart on lap 63. After the restart the race went green flag for 72 laps.
During the long run, Jimmie Johnson passed Montoya on lap 130 as green flag pit stops were under way. Montoya received 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, Jimmie 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. Everyone on the lead lap made changes to their car; Jimmie 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 Jimmie 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.
On the restart after the seventh caution, Jimmie Johnson led them to the flag on lap 262, but because of a faulty restart, Kyle Busch passed him. 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. Kyle 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 them to the green flag with two laps to go. Ryan Newman passed Gordon before taking the white flag. Newman won his first race since the 2008 Daytona 500. The win was also his first of the 2010 season.
|1||39||Ryan Newman||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||Tornados||14|
|2||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||DuPont||10|
|3||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||Lowe's||16|
|4||5||Mark Martin||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||GoDaddy.com||23|
|5||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||Target||7|
|6||17||Matt Kenseth||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||Crown Royal Black||27|
|7||99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||Subway||9|
|8||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||M&M's||17|
|9||33||Clint Bowyer||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||Cheerios / Hamburger Helper||25|
|10||20||Joey Logano||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||The Home Depot||6|
|11||47||Marcos Ambrose||JTG Daugherty Racing||Toyota||Kingsford / Bush's Beans||4|
|12||88||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||National Guard / AMP Energy||5|
|13||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||Shell / Pennzoil||24|
|14||7||Robby Gordon||Robby Gordon Motorsports||Toyota||BAMVIP.com / Blake Shelton||33|
|15||43||A. J. Allmendinger||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||Valvoline||1|
|16||12||Brad Keselowski||Penske Racing||Dodge||Abyss by Mobigloo||22|
|17||56||Martin Truex, Jr.||Michael Waltrip Racing||Ford||NAPA Auto Parts||8|
|18||77||Sam Hornish, Jr.||Penske Racing||Dodge||Mobil 1||3|
|19||6||David Ragan||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||UPS||29|
|20||00||David Reutimann||Michael Waltrip Racing||Toyota||Best Western||39|
|21||82||Scott Speed||Red Bull Racing||Toyota||Red Bull||2|
|22||16||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||3M||30|
|23||14||Tony Stewart||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||Office Depot "Greener Shipping" / Old Spice||11|
|24||1||Jamie McMurray||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops / Tracker||13|
|25||31||Jeff Burton||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||Caterpillar||15|
|26||78||Regan Smith||Furniture Row Racing||Chevrolet||Furniture Row Companies||28|
|27||71||Bobby Labonte||TRG Motorsports||Chevrolet||Taxslayer.com||40|
|28||90||Scott Riggs||Keyed-Up Motorsports||Chevrolet||No Sponsor||35|
|29||98||Paul Menard||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||Moen / Menard's||32|
|30||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||FedEx Ground / March of Dimes||26|
|31||19||Elliott Sadler||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||Stanley||38|
|32||37||David Gilliland||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||Taco Bell||36|
|33||38||Kevin Conway||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||ExtenZe||42|
|34||46||Terry Cook||Whitney Motorsports||Dodge||No Sponsor||43|
|35||2||Kurt Busch||Penske Racing||Dodge||Miller Lite||19|
|36||34||Travis Kvapil||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||Long John Silver's||41|
|37||83||Brian Vickers||Red Bull Racing||Toyota||Red Bull||21|
|38||87||Joe Nemechek||NEMCO Motorsports||Toyota||PetSmart / 21st Century "The Future of Pet Health"||18|
|39||9||Kasey Kahne||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||Budweiser||20|
|40||13||Max Papis||Germain Racing||Toyota||GEICO||34|
|41||35||Johnny Sauter||Tommy Baldwin Racing||Chevrolet||No Sponsor||37|
|42||55||Dave Blaney||Prism Motorsports||Toyota||No Sponsor||31|
|43||66||Michael McDowell||Prism Motorsports||Toyota||No Sponsor||12|
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