Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200

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Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200
Venue Phoenix International Raceway
Sponsor Axalta
First race 2005
Distance 200 miles (321.868 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (2005–2012)
Dollar General 200 Fueled by AmeriGas (2013)
Blue Jeans Go Green 200 (2014)

The Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Bashas' Supermarkets sponsored the November race from 2002 until 2004. In 2005, they moved their sponsorship to the second Phoenix race added to the schedule in April.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2005 April 22 Greg Biffle Brewco Motorsports Ford 200 200 (321.868) 2:24:34 83.007
2006 April 21 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 206* 206 (331.524) 2:13:59 92.25
2007 April 20 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 2:17:01 87.581
2008 April 11 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 202* 202 (325.087) 2:02:43 98.764
2009 April 17 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 203* 203 (326.696) 2:11:01 92.965
2010 April 9 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:07:50 93.872
2011 February 26 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 1:46:53 112.272
2012 March 3 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 1:43:10 116.317
2013 March 2 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:04:45 96.192
2014 March 1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 168* 168 (270.37) 1:38:11 102.665
2015 March 14 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 200 (321.868) 1:49:57 109.141
  • 2006, 2008, & 2009: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2011: Kyle Busch led all 200 laps from the pole to win; the first time it happened since 2003.
  • 2014: Race was shortened due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
5 Kyle Busch 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Greg Biffle 2005, 2009

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Richard Childress Racing 2006, 2007, 2012

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
5 Toyota 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Chevrolet 2006, 2007, 2012
Ford 2005, 2009, 2015

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-Lap Color commentator(s)
2016 Fox Adam Alexander Clint Bowyer
Brad Keselowski
Michael Waltrip
2015
2014 ESPN2 Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006 FX Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2005


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