United Rentals Work United 500

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United Rentals Work United 500
Phoenix Raceway (updated).png
NASCAR Cup Series
VenuePhoenix Raceway
LocationAvondale, Arizona, United States
Corporate sponsorUnited Rentals[1]
First race2005
Distance312 mi (502.115 km)
Laps312
Stage 1: 75
Stage 2: 115
Final stage: 122
Previous namesSubway Fresh 500
(2005–2006)
Subway Fresh Fit 500
(2007–2009, 2011–2013)
Subway Fresh Fit 600
(2010)
The Profit on CNBC 500 (2014)
CampingWorld.com 500 (2015)
Good Sam 500 (2016)
Camping World 500 (2017)
TicketGuardian 500 (2018–2019)
FanShield 500 (2020)
Instacart 500 (2021)
Ruoff Mortgage 500 (2022)
Most wins (driver)Kevin Harvick (5)
Most wins (team)Stewart-Haas Racing (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (10)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.022 mi (1.645 km)
Turns4

The United Rentals Work United 500 is a NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held annually at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona since 2005. It is one of two Cup Series races at the track, the other being the Season Finale 500. Chase Briscoe is the defending race winner.

Race history[edit]

As part of the 2005 NASCAR Realignment, a second date was awarded to Phoenix with Subway sponsorship. As there was already a race sponsored by Subway on the schedule (the now Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville), the name "Subway Fresh 500" was devised to reduce confusion. Subway later added the word "Fit" to the sponsorship to promote its Fresh Fit combo choices. This event swapped dates with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway due to the three-race west coast swing, this event used to be race 2 preceding Daytona and Las Vegas before Atlanta took Phoenix's former spot, the Food City 500 at Bristol used to be race 4 before the Food City 500 moved up four weeks due to bad weather, on April 19, 2015.

The race logo that was used in 2022.

With the new 2010 NASCAR start time rule change that starts races only at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 7:30 pm Eastern Time, track officials were concerned that the new start time (45 minutes earlier than in the past) would put the majority of the race in the day instead of the planned night. At that time of year in Phoenix, sunset takes place at roughly 7:00 pm MST (because Arizona does not observe daylight saving time, this is the same as Pacific Daylight Time). As a result, the race was stretched to 600 km (372.8 mi) so that the extra 100 km (62.1 mi) would take place during the day, and most of the race would still take place at night as planned.[2] However, in 2011, the race moved one week after the Daytona 500 in February. The race returned to 312 laps [513.162 km (318.864 mi)] and was run on Sunday in the daytime for the first time. In 2015, Phoenix moved from the second to the fourth race of the season in mid-March.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Sponsor Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report Ref
Laps Miles (km)
2005 April 23 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford Irwin Industrial Tools/Sharpie 312 312 (502.115) 3:02:16 102.707 Report [4]
2006 April 22 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 312 312 (502.115) 2:54:51 107.063 Report [5]
2007 April 21 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet DuPont 312 312 (502.115) 2:53:48 107.71 Report [6]
2008 April 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's 312 312 (502.115) 3:01:14 103.292 Report [7]
2009 April 18 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet CarQuest/Kellogg's 312 312 (502.115) 2:53:16 108.042 Report [8]
2010 April 10 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Tornados 378* 378 (608.332) 3:48:14 99.372 Report [9]
2011 February 27 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger/AARP 312 312 (502.115) 3:01:49 102.961 Report [10]
2012 March 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota FedEx Office 312 312 (502.115) 2:50:35 110.085 Report [11]
2013 March 3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford Subway 316* 316 (508.553) 3:00:15 105.187 Report [12]
2014 March 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Jimmy John's 312 312 (502.115) 2:51:23 109.229 Report [13]
2015 March 15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Jimmy John's 312 312 (502.115) 2:57:01 105.753 Report [14]
2016 March 13 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Jimmy John's 313* 313 (503.724) 2:45:53 113.212 Report [15]
2017 March 19 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Grainger 314* 314 (505.334) 3:00:41 104.271 Report [16]
2018 March 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Jimmy John's 312 312 (502.115) 2:53:13 108.073 Report [17]
2019 March 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Skittles 312 312 (502.115) 3:04:05 101.693 Report [18]
2020 March 8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Shell/Pennzoil 316* 316 (519.742) 3:20:50 94.407 Report [19]
2021 March 14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats & ATVs 312 312 (502.115) 3:00:20 103.808 Report [20]
2022 March 13 14 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mahindra Tractors 312 312 (502.115) 3:06:34 100.339 Report [21]

Notes[edit]

  • 2010, 2013, 2016–17 and 2020: These races were extended due to NASCAR overtime.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
5 Kevin Harvick 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
2 Jeff Gordon 2007, 2011
Ryan Newman 2010, 2017

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Stewart-Haas Racing 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2022
4 Hendrick Motorsports 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 2012, 2019, 2021
2 Roush Fenway Racing 2005, 2013
Richard Childress Racing 2006, 2017

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
10 Chevrolet 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
5 Ford 2005, 2013, 2018, 2020, 2022
3 Toyota 2012, 2019, 2021

Notable moments[edit]

  • 2007: Jeff Gordon wins for the first time at Phoenix from the pole (the first winner from the pole at Phoenix), scoring his 76th Cup Series win (tying Dale Earnhardt). After the race, Gordon celebrated with a black flag with the #3 of Earnhardt emblazoned on it.[22]
  • 2011: Jeff Gordon snaps a 66-race winless streak (longest of his career) and ties Cale Yarborough with his 83rd career win.
  • 2013: Carl Edwards wins in a Subway-sponsored car in the Subway-sponsored race and snaps a 70-race winless streak.
  • 2020 Chase Elliott becomes the second-youngest NASCAR Cup Series Champion at 24 years, and 11 months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Rentals to sponsor NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway". Jayski.com. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  2. ^ "News & Media". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  3. ^ "NASCAR reveals 2015 schedules for national series". NASCAR. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "2005 Subway Fresh 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "2006 Subway Fresh 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "2007 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  7. ^ "2008 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  9. ^ "2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  10. ^ "2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  11. ^ "2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  12. ^ "2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  13. ^ "2014 The Profit on CNBC 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  14. ^ "2015 CampingWorld.com 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  15. ^ "2016 Good Sam 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  16. ^ "2017 Camping World 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  17. ^ "2018 Ticket Guardian 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  18. ^ "2019 Ticket Guardian 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  19. ^ "2020 Fan Shield 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  20. ^ "2021 Instacart 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  21. ^ "2022 Ruoff Mortgage 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  22. ^ "Memorable Moments: Phoenix". NASCAR. November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.

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