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Kasey Kahne managed to deliver the perfect farewell present to his Red Bull Racing team, with victory in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kasey Kahne emerged at the front of the field at Phoenix after a late round of pit stops, and led for just 14 of the 312 laps of the Kobalt Tools 500. But since they were the final 14 laps, they were exactly what he needed to claim his first Sprint Cup win in 81 races, the latter half of them for Red Bull Racing.

He finished right in front of Chase cup contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart who finished second and third. Stewart had looked mighty early on and led 160 laps in total, but faded a little while Edwards grew steadily stronger with every passing pit stop. With Edwards finishing one place ahead but Stewart getting the bonus points for laps led, the two drivers exit Phoenix with the same three points between them in the Championship standings that they came in with.

Kurt Busch led for 57 laps but tried to push his fuel too far at the end, while Matt Kenseth led 49 laps before being involved in an accident with Kahne's team mate Brian Vickers.

Race results

1. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 312 laps Race time: 2:47:12s (47/1 pts)
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 312 laps + 0.802s (43/1 pts)
3. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 312 laps + 4.319s (43/2 pts)
4. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 312 laps + 4.634s (40/0 pts)
5. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 312 laps + 5.865s (39/0 pts)
6. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 312 laps + 7.297s (38/0 pts)
7. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 312 laps + 7.609s (37/0 pts)
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 312 laps + 9.198s (36/0 pts)
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 312 laps + 14.865s (35/0 pts)
10. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 312 laps + 16.740s (34/0 pts)
11. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 312 laps + 21.251s (33/0 pts)
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 312 laps + 23.409s (32/0 pts)
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 312 laps + 1 lap (31/0 pts)
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (30/0 pts)
15. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (29/0 pts)
16. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (28/0 pts)
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (27/0 pts)
18. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 312 laps + 1 lap (27/1 pts)
19. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (25/0 pts)
20. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 312 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 312 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 312 laps + 1 lap (23/1 pts)
23. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 312 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 310 laps + 2 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #84 Cole Whitt Toyota 310 laps + 2 laps (0pts)
26. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 309 laps + 3 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #135 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 309 laps + 3 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 309 laps + 3 laps (17/1 pts)
29. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 309 laps + 3 laps (0pts)
30. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 308 laps + 4 laps (0pts)
31. #34 David Gilliland Ford 307 laps + 5 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 306 laps + 6 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #6 David Ragan Ford 298 laps + 14 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 238 laps In Pit (11/1 pts)
35. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 218 laps In Pit (9/0 pts)
36. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188 laps Out of Race (8/0 pts)
37. #36 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 153 laps In Pit (7/0 pts)
38. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 62 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #46 Scott Speed Ford 60 laps Out of Race (0pts)
40. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 46 laps In Pit (4/0 pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30 laps In Pit (0pts)
42. #37 Mike Skinner Ford 25 laps In Pit (0pts)
43. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 20 laps In Pit (0pts)

* Denotes Rookie



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Tony Stewart leads fellow Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards during the Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. [Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images]
Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. [Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images]
A sellout crowd watches the penultimate race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. [Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images]
The #4 Red Bull Racing Team celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. [Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, talks with the media following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finished in 5th position and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS finished in 12th position Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the final Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Newman, who was in the Chase, advances to the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which begins next week at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Kahne, who was also in the Chase, did not advance. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Smithfield Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, are involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The crew of Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Crew members work on the Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, in the garage area during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, leads the field near the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, races Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with an American flag after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch. August 20 2014. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth at Watkins Glen. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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