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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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Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, advances to the Championship 4 with his fourteenth place finish Sunday, November 15, 2015 in the final round of the Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Truex, Jr. is joined with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet SS, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS to the Sprint Cup Series Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida next Sunday. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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