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Denny Hamlin won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway after main rival Kevin Harvick ran short on fuel.
Denny Hamlin found his way back to victory lane with his 18th race win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 225 starts, after main rival Kevin Harvick had to back off in the closing laps of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway after losing fuel pressure. Harvick had just enough left in the tank to hold off Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson to the line.

It's a return to form for Hamlin who finished as runner-up in the 2010 championship, but who then had a disappointing season in 2011 with only one win all year at Michigan in July. It was also a very satisfying outcome for his new crew chief, Darian Grubb, who was fired by Tony Stewart at the end of 2011 despite their having won the championship together. This week's victory means that a Grubb-engineered car has now taken six of the last 12 Cup race wins.

By contrast, Stewart himself had problems restarting his car when trying to save fuel on lap 251, and he ended up two laps down. Jamie McMurray, Marcos Ambrose, David Reutimann and Jeff Burton all exited with engine problems, Clint Bowyer suffered a blown tyre, and there were crashes for Casey Mears, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman.

Race results

1. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 312 laps 2:54:46s (47/1 pts)
2. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 312 laps + 7.315s (44/2 pts)
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 312 laps + 8.176s (41/0 pts)
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 312 laps + 10.152s (41/1 pts)
5. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 312 laps + 11.324s (40/1 pts)
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 312 laps + 11.654s (39/1 pts)
7. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 312 laps + 11.909s (38/1 pts)
8. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 312 laps + 14.892s (37/1 pts)
9. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 312 laps + 17.812s (36/1 pts)
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 312 laps + 18.920s (34/0 pts)
11. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 312 laps + 19.434s (33/0 pts)
12. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 312 laps + 19.682s (32/0 pts)
13. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 312 laps + 19.996s (32/1 pts)
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 312 laps + 22.377s (30/0 pts)
15. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 312 laps + 22.578s (30/1 pts)
16. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 312 laps + 24.037s (28/0 pts)
17. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 312 laps + 25.748s (27/0 pts)
18. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 312 laps + 1 lap (26/0 pts)
19. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 312 laps + 1 lap (25/0 pts)
20. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 312 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 310 laps + 2 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 310 laps + 2 laps (23/1 pts)
23. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 309 laps + 3 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 309 laps + 3 laps (0pts)
25. #34 David Ragan Ford 309 laps + 3 laps (20/1 pts)
26. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 309 laps + 3 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 308 laps + 4 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #38 David Gilliland Ford 308 laps + 4 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #30 David Stremme Toyota 306 laps + 6 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 306 laps + 6 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 303 laps + 9 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 295 laps In Pit (12/0 pts)
33. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 291 laps In Pit (12/1 pts)
34. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 274 laps + 38 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 272 laps + 40 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 248 laps Out of Race (8/0 pts)
37. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 212 laps Out of Race (8/1 pts)
38. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 110 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #13 Casey Mears Ford 109 laps + 203 laps (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 62 laps In Pit (0pts)
41. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 33 laps In Pit (3/0 pts)
42. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29 laps In Pit (2/0 pts)
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 8 laps In Pit (1/0 pts)

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (+3) Denny Hamlin 89pts
2. (+1) Greg Biffle 83pts (-6pts)
3. (+4) Kevin Harvick 81pts (-8pts)
4. (-3) Matt Kenseth 79pts (-10pts)
5. (-3) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 72pts (-17pts)
6. (+6) Martin Truex Jr. 71pts (-18pts)
7. (+3) Mark Martin 71pts (-18pts)
8. (+1) Joey Logano 70pts (-19pts)
9. (+8) Kyle Busch 66pts (-23pts)
10. (-2) Carl Edwards 63pts (-26pts)
11. (+3) Bobby Labonte 58pts (-31pts)
12. (+17) Brad Keselowski 52pts (-37pts)
13. (-8) Jeff Burton 52pts (-37pts)
14. (-8) Paul Menard 52pts (-37pts)
15. (+1) Tony Stewart 52pts (-37pts)
16. (-1) Dave Blaney 51pts (-38pts)
17. (-6) Clint Bowyer 47pts (-42pts)
18. (+2) Ryan Newman 46pts (-43pts)
19. (+4) Regan Smith 45pts (-44pts)
20. (+10) Aric Almirola 43pts (-46pts)
21. (-8) Marcos Ambrose 43pts (-46pts)
22. (+13) Jeff Gordon 42pts (-47pts)
23. (+9) Juan Montoya 41pts (-48pts)
24. (-2) David Gilliland 37pts (-52pts)
25. (+6) A.J. Allmendinger 36pts (-53pts)
26. (+8) Kurt Busch 35pts (-54pts)
27. (-6) Landon Cassill 31pts (-58pts)
28. (-10) Terry Labonte 27pts (-62pts)
29. (-4) David Reutimann 26pts (-63pts)
30. (-11) Tony Raines 25pts (-64pts)
31. (--) Travis Kvapil 25pts (-64pts)
32. (-6) Kasey Kahne 25pts (-64pts)
33. (-9) Casey Mears 24pts (-65pts)
34. (-1) David Stremme 22pts (-67pts)
35. (+2) David Ragan 21pts (-68pts)
36. (-8) Jamie McMurray 21pts (-68pts)
37. (+12) Jimmie Johnson 18pts (-71pts)
38. (+10) J.J. Yeley 18pts (-71pts)
39. (--) Brendan Gaughan 17pts (-72pts)
40. (-13) Michael McDowell 15pts (-74pts)
41. (--) Josh Wise* 6pts (-83pts)
42. (-6) Robby Gordon 6pts (-83pts)
43. (--) Scott Riggs 2pts (-87pts)

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Tony Stewart gets a push to pit road after turning off his engine to save fuel and not being able to refire on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway at Avondale, Ariz. [Picture Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Denny Hamlin celebrates after snapping a 22-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after taking the win in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. [Picture Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Both Johnson and Harvick are in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS finished in fourth place and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
David Ragan, driver of the #34 Taco Bell Ford, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, are seen on the track after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS qualified for sixth position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS qualified for third position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS qualified for second position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Marcos Ambrose in the Richard Petty Motorsport garage at Sonoma Raceway on June 20, 2014 (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Eckrich Ford, races Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates with his son, Keelan, in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Brian Scott, driver of the #2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet, leads thre field past the green flag to start during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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