2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500

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2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500
Race details[1]
Race 2 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Layout of Phoenix International Raceway
Layout of Phoenix International Raceway
Date March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04)
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 312 laps, 312 mi (502.115 km)
Average speed 110.085 miles per hour (177.165 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing
Time 26.313
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Laps 88
Winner
No. 11
Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race was held on March 4, 2012 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 312 laps, it was the second race of the 2012 season. The race was won by Denny Hamlin for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Greg Biffle in third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Phoenix International Raceway, 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.[2] The standard track at Phoenix International Raceway is a four-turn short track oval that is 1 mile (1.6 km) long.[3] The first two turns are banked from 10 to 11 degrees, while the final two turns are banked from 8 to 9 degrees.[4] The front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at three degrees. The back stretch, nicknamed the 'dogleg', varies from 10 to 11 degree banking.[4] The racetrack has seats for 76,800 spectators.[3]

Before the race, Matt Kenseth led the Drivers' Championship with 47 points, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. stood in second with 42 points. Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin followed in third and fourth with the same amount, two ahead of Jeff Burton and three ahead of Paul Menard in fifth and sixth. Kevin Harvick with 37 was one point ahead of Carl Edwards, as Joey Logano with 36 points, was one ahead of Mark Martin three ahead of Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex, Jr.[5] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Ford was leading with nine points, three points ahead of Chevrolet. Toyota, with 4 points, was one point ahead of Dodge in the battle for third.[6] Jeff Gordon is the race's defending winner.[7]

Race[edit]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

No Driver Team Manufacturer Time (in seconds) Speed (in MPH) Grid
55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.313 136.814 1
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.446 136.126 2
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 26.471 135.998 3
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.552 135.583 4
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.559 135.547 5
39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.570 135.491 6
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.652 135.074 7
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.664 135.014 8
20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.667 134.998 9
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.712 134.771 10
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.743 134.615 11
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.753 134.564 12
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.766 134.499 13
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.776 134.449 14
22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 26.810 134.278 15
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.812 134.268 16
47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 26.854 134.058 17
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.856 134.048 18
51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 26.878 133.939 19
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.903 133.814 20
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.913 133.764 21
83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 26.933 133.665 22
36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 26.940 133.630 23
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.943 133.615 24
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.983 133.417 25
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.094 132.871 26
23 Scott Riggs R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 27.120 132.743 27
2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 27.127 132.709 28
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.150 132.597 29
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.182 132.441 30
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 27.221 132.251 31
10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 27.225 132.231 32
26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.256 132.081 33
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.261 132.057 34
49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 27.338 131.685 35
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.373 131.516 36
98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 27.376 131.502 37
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 27.566 130.596 38
7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge 27.615 130.364 39
33 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.945 128.824 40
93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 28.159 127.845 41
32 Mike Bliss FAS Lane Racing Ford 30.493 118.060 42
30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 27.887 129.092 43
Did Not Qualify
37 Timmy Hill Rick Ware Racing/Max Q Motorsports Ford 27.914 128.967 44
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Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Run Points
1 13 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 47
2 8 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 44
3 7 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 41
4 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 18
5 28 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 312 40
6 12 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 39
7 25 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 312 38
8 30 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 37
9 1 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 312 36
10 9 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 34
11 5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 312 33
12 18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 312 32
13 26 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 32
14 29 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 30
15 19 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 312 30
16 17 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 312 28
17 24 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 27
18 15 22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 311 26
19 41 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 311 25
20 3 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 311 24
21 6 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 310 23
22 2 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 310 23
23 23 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 309 21
24 42 32 Mike Bliss FAS Lane Racing Ford 309 -
25 34 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 309 20
26 35 49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 309 18
27 40 33 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 308 17
28 36 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 308 16
29 43 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 306 15
30 16 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 306 14
31 20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 303 13
32 14 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 295 12
33 11 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 291 12
34 10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 274 10
35 22 83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 272 9
36 32 10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 248 8
37 21 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 212 8
38 33 26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 110 6
39 31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 109 5
40 38 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 62 -
41 39 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge 33 3
42 27 23 Scott Riggs R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 29 2
43 37 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 8 1
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Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tracks". NASCAR. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Phoenix International Raceway". NASCAR. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "PIR To Be Repaved after February Race". Phoenix International Raceway. February 9, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pre-race Drivers' Championship Standings". Nascar.Com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Jayski's® NASCAR Silly Season Site – 2012 Manufacturers Championship Standings". Jayski.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference.info. February 27, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 


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