NASCAR at Phoenix: Vegas odds, key stats, sleepers, fantasy drivers to watch

Posted March 19, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series continues its western swing Sunday with the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The automaker fast-tracked Jones' career and was central in arranging for the Furniture Row team to field a second entry, the No. 77 5-Hour Energy Camry, alongside Martin Truex Jr.'s No. 78 Bass Pro Shops vehicle this season. Considering Harvick's won six of the last nine races at the track, saying the Stewart-Haas racing driver has enjoyed his time in Arizona would be a vast understatement. Harvick has won six of the last nine races at the one-mile track and boasts a track-record eight victories there. Joey Logano (26, -13) 6. Kyle Larson pulled off his first victory last season and was the first among the new era of young drivers. That first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory remains firmly in site and Chase Elliott has to be considered a contender each and every week. Won the last three spring races at Phoenix. "Our most consistent races were short tracks". "It's really cool to run up front".

Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota drivers inside the top 10 in points after three races. This racetrack was one of my first races that I had when I moved to the United States five years ago, four-and-a-half years ago. The deep resources and sharing practices differ greatly from when he started his career driving for Dale Earnhardt. Jones was a season-best 14th the week before at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"That's our responsibility as owners, to provide our guys with the best that we can and I feel like we gave them some good stuff to work with today".

Blaney drives a Ford for Wood Brothers Racing, but the team is essentially a B Team for Roger Penske, who has Logano and Brad Keselowski starring for Team Penske. I just kept going out and doing my thing and was fortunate to be in some really good race cars early in my career and make a name for myself. There's going to be times when we unload (off the hauler with a vehicle that's) really fast, and times when we unload really slow. Newman obviously isn't off to a great start to the season and hasn't come close to a win in a while, but this is a guy who has a consistent history on this track and is somebody you will get with massive odds. He started third in Las Vegas last Sunday. "It just was circumstances". Engineering, aerodynamics and even the gamble of double-file restarts make it near impossible to put together a winning streak carrying over years of competition. The sweepstakes is now closed for one lucky buyer and guest to possibly win a meet and greet with Suarez on Sunday.

Yes, you can't talk about Phoenix without talking about Kevin Harvick. You just don't. Expect the No. 4 vehicle to find Victory Lane again in the spring race for the fourth time in the last four years.

He will have to battle from behind at the start again to win another one Sunday. But he's been in this situation before. There's no need to get cute, no need to try and get weird with somebody else. He earned his worst finish at the track in three years, a fourth last time out in November while failing to lead a single lap. We had a shot at it, just not quite enough.