Can-Am 500

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Can-Am 500
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Venue Phoenix International Raceway
Location Avondale, Arizona, United States
Corporate sponsor Can-Am
First race 1988
Distance 312 miles (502 km)
Laps 312
Previous names Checker 500 (1988, 1990)
Autoworks 500 (1989)
Pyroil 500 (1991)
Pyroil 500K (1992)
Slick 50 500 (1993–1994)
Dura Lube 500 (1995–1996)
Dura Lube 500 Presented by Kmart (1997)
Dura Lube/Kmart 500 (1998)
Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 (1999–2000)
Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil (2001–2002, 2006–2007)
Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Havoline (2003)
Checker Auto Parts 500 (2004–2005)
Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil (2008)
Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2009)
Kobalt Tools 500 (2010–2011)
AdvoCare 500 (2012–2013)
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 (2014-2015)
Most wins (driver) Kevin Harvick (4)
Most wins (team) Hendrick Motorsports (6)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet (13)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1 mi (1.6 km)
Turns 4

The Can-Am 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. It is one of four NASCAR races run with a length measured in kilometers; the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix is one and the two road course events (Toyota/Save Mart 350 and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen) are the others.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1988 November 6 7 Alan Kulwicki AK Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:26:57 90.457 Report
1989 November 5 9 Bill Elliott Melling Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 2:57:08 105.683 Report
1990 November 4 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:13:25 96.786 Report
1991 November 3 28 Davey Allison Robert Yates Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:15:31 95.746 Report
1992 November 1 28 Davey Allison Robert Yates Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:00:12 103.885 Report
1993 October 31 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:06:30 100.375 Report
1994 October 30 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 2:54:12 107.463 Report
1995 October 29 10 Ricky Rudd Rudd Performance
Motorsports
Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:03:18 102.128 Report
1996 October 27 43 Bobby Hamilton Petty Enterprises Pontiac 312 312 (502.115) 2:50:38 109.709 Report
1997 November 2 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 2:48:55 110.824 Report
1998 October 25 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 257* 257 (413.601) 2:22:30 108.211 Report
1999 November 7 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 312 312 (502.115) 2:38:28 118.132 Report
2000 November 5 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 2:58:13 105.041 Report
2001 October 28 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 3:02:26 102.613 Report
2002 November 10 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 2:44:25 113.857 Report
2003 November 2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:19:11 93.984 Report
2004 November 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 315* 315 (506.943) 3:19:16 94.848 Report
2005 November 13 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:02:23 102.641 Report
2006 November 12 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:14:44 96.131 Report
2007 November 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:01:46 102.989 Report
2008 November 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 313* 313 (503.724) 3:12:01 97.804 Report
2009 November 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 2:49:26 110.486 Report
2010 November 14 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 312 (502.115) 2:49:01 110.754 Report
2011 November 13 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 312 312 (502.115) 2:45:47 112.918 Report
2012 November 11 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 319* 319 (513.381) 2:52:09 111.182 Report
2013 November 10 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 2:57:03 105.733 Report
2014 November 9 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 312 312 (502.115) 3:07:13 99.991 Report
2015 November 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 219* 219 (352.446) 2:03:22 106.512 Report
  • 1998 & 2015: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2004, 2008, & 2012: Race extended due to a green–white–checker finish.
  • 2011: First race on newly configured race track.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kevin Harvick 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
3 Jimmie Johnson 2007, 2008, 2009
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2003, 2004, 2015
2 Davey Allison 1991, 1992
Jeff Burton 2000, 2001

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Hendrick Motorsports 1994, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015
5 Roush Fenway Racing 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010
4 Richard Childress Racing 1990, 2006, 2012, 2013
2 Robert Yates Racing 1991, 1992, 1997
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 2003, 2004

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
13 Chevrolet 1990, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
12 Ford 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010
2 Pontiac 1996, 1999
1 Toyota 2011

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1988 ESPN Bob Jenkins Ned Jarrett
1989 Benny Parsons
Ned Jarrett
1990 Jerry Punch
1991 TNN Mike Joy Buddy Baker
Neil Bonnett
1992
1993
1994 Buddy Baker
Dick Berggren
1995
1996 Eli Gold
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001 NBC Allen Bestwick Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach
2002
2003
2004
2005 Bill Weber
2006
2007 ABC Jerry Punch Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2008 Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2009
2010 Marty Reid
2011 Allen Bestwick
2012
2013
2014
2015 NBC
NBCSN*
Rick Allen Jeff Burton
Steve Letarte
2016 NBC

2015: Originally to be broadcast on NBC, but the race was pushed to NBCSN due to rain delays.

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