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Phoenix - Cup results

3 March 2013

Carl Edwards won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, holding off Jimmie Johnson to the line in a green-white chequered finish while Denny Hamlin got the better of both Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to jump from fifth to claim third place at the final restart.

It's Edwards' first win in 70 races, his 20th victory in 303 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. It's only his second win at Phoenix. It was also the first time in 13 Cup races that the Roush Fenway Racing driver has even led laps - he ended up out in front for 122 of the 316 laps.

The race saw eight cautions and assorted other incidents, many of them stemming from melted beads on tyres suspected of being the result of over-stress caused by the right camber settings on the affected car. The Generation-6 cars, in their first non-restrictor plate Sprint Cup race, proved to be notably resistent to on-track overtaking moves for much of the event.

Johnson continues to lead the Cup standings, now by eight points from his Hendrick Motorsports team mate Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski.

Full race report to follow on Monday.

Race results

1. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing 3hrs 0mins 15secs
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 1.024s
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 1.036s
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 1.305s
5. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 1.596s
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 1.840s
7. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 2.267s
8. #14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 2.416s
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 2.422s
10. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 2.472s
11. #51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Racing + 2.638s
12. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 2.787s
13. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 2.930s
14. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 2.934s
15. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 3.261s
16. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 3.405s
17. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 3.430s
18. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 3.526s
19. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 3.723s
20. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 3.982s
21. #55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing + 4.045s
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 4.083s
23. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 4.236s
24. #47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 1 Laps
25. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing + 1 Laps
26. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing + 1 Laps
27. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 1 Laps
28. #36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 1 Laps
29. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 3 Laps
30. #30 David Stremme Swan Racing + 3 Laps
31. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 5 Laps
32. #33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 7 Laps
33. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 10 Laps
34. #32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing + 16 Laps Accident
35. #35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 21 Laps
36. #56 Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 32 Laps
37. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 79 Laps Accident
38. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 130 Laps Accident
39. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 132 Laps Accident
40. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 179 Laps Accident
41. #95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing + 228 Laps Brakes
42. #19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing + 282 Laps Brakes
43. #44 Scott Riggs XXXtreme Motorsport + 297 Laps Accident

Practice 3 times

1. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 26.816s (Leader) 134.248mph (7 laps)
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 26.926s (-0.110s) 133.700mph (49 laps)
4. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 26.946s (-0.130s) 133.601mph (37 laps)
5. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 26.961s (-0.145s) 133.526mph (44 laps)
6. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 26.971s (-0.155s) 133.477mph (35 laps)
7. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 27.003s (-0.187s) 133.319mph (56 laps)
8. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 27.015s (-0.199s) 133.259mph (40 laps)
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 27.021s (-0.205s) 133.230mph (33 laps)
10. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 27.049s (-0.233s) 133.092mph (33 laps)
11. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 27.049s (-0.233s) 133.092mph (40 laps)
12. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 27.056s (-0.240s) 133.057mph (37 laps)
13. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 27.060s (-0.244s) 133.038mph (32 laps)
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 27.061s (-0.245s) 133.033mph (44 laps)
15. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 27.064s (-0.248s) 133.018mph (28 laps)
16. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 27.068s (-0.252s) 132.998mph (35 laps)
17. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 27.076s (-0.260s) 132.959mph (46 laps)
18. #22 Joey Logano Ford 27.082s (-0.266s) 132.930mph (34 laps)
19. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 27.083s (-0.267s) 132.925mph (38 laps)
20. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 27.088s (-0.272s) 132.900mph (40 laps)
21. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 27.090s (-0.274s) 132.890mph (45 laps)
22. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 27.109s (-0.293s) 132.797mph (31 laps)
23. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 27.116s (-0.300s) 132.763mph (40 laps)
24. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 27.118s (-0.302s) 132.753mph (34 laps)
25. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 27.123s (-0.307s) 132.729mph (41 laps)
26. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27.137s (-0.321s) 132.660mph (43 laps)
27. #38 David Gilliland Ford 27.139s (-0.323s) 132.650mph (30 laps)
28. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 27.234s (-0.418s) 132.188mph (21 laps)
29. #34 David Ragan Ford 27.276s (-0.460s) 131.984mph (36 laps)
30. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 27.295s (-0.479s) 131.892mph (35 laps)
31. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 27.308s (-0.492s) 131.830mph (27 laps)
32. #13 Casey Mears Ford 27.371s (-0.555s) 131.526mph (28 laps)
33. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 27.379s (-0.563s) 131.488mph (26 laps)
34. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 27.383s (-0.567s) 131.468mph (33 laps)
35. #30 David Stremme Toyota 27.395s (-0.579s) 131.411mph (19 laps)
36. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 27.407s (-0.591s) 131.353mph (6 laps)
37. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 27.471s (-0.655s) 131.047mph (25 laps)
38. #35 Josh Wise Ford 27.507s (-0.691s) 130.876mph (15 laps)
39. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 27.547s (-0.731s) 130.686mph (20 laps)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 27.733s (-0.917s) 129.809mph (21 laps)
41. #95 Scott Speed Ford 27.789s (-0.973s) 129.548mph (10 laps)
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 27.923s (-1.107s) 128.926mph (22 laps)
43. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.821s (-2.005s) 124.909mph (1 laps)

Practice 2 times

1. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 26.578s (Leader) 135.450mph (31 laps)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 26.627s (-0.049s) 135.201mph (39 laps)
3. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 26.675s (-0.097s) 134.958mph (38 laps)
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 26.743s (-0.165s) 134.615mph (32 laps)
5. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 26.747s (-0.169s) 134.595mph (47 laps)
6. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26.754s (-0.176s) 134.559mph (38 laps)
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 26.755s (-0.177s) 134.554mph (27 laps)
8. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 26.785s (-0.207s) 134.404mph (41 laps)
9. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 26.797s (-0.219s) 134.343mph (23 laps)
10. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 26.797s (-0.219s) 134.343mph (35 laps)
11. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 26.798s (-0.220s) 134.338mph (23 laps)
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 26.798s (-0.220s) 134.338mph (22 laps)
13. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 26.801s (-0.223s) 134.323mph (27 laps)
14. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 26.810s (-0.232s) 134.278mph (40 laps)
15. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 26.832s (-0.254s) 134.168mph (35 laps)
16. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 26.841s (-0.263s) 134.123mph (43 laps)
17. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 26.845s (-0.267s) 134.103mph (25 laps)
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 26.853s (-0.275s) 134.063mph (25 laps)
19. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 26.869s (-0.291s) 133.983mph (39 laps)
20. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 26.871s (-0.293s) 133.973mph (26 laps)
21. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 26.873s (-0.295s) 133.963mph (35 laps)
22. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 26.880s (-0.302s) 133.929mph (21 laps)
23. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 26.913s (-0.335s) 133.764mph (28 laps)
24. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 26.921s (-0.343s) 133.725mph (38 laps)
25. #22 Joey Logano Ford 26.923s (-0.345s) 133.715mph (38 laps)
26. #13 Casey Mears Ford 26.984s (-0.406s) 133.412mph (29 laps)
27. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 27.011s (-0.433s) 133.279mph (22 laps)
28. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 27.040s (-0.462s) 133.136mph (12 laps)
29. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 27.041s (-0.463s) 133.131mph (23 laps)
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 27.050s (-0.472s) 133.087mph (25 laps)
31. #30 David Stremme Toyota 27.073s (-0.495s) 132.974mph (23 laps)
32. #38 David Gilliland Ford 27.084s (-0.506s) 132.920mph (27 laps)
33. #34 David Ragan Ford 27.090s (-0.512s) 132.890mph (17 laps)
34. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 27.133s (-0.555s) 132.680mph (3 laps)
35. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 27.159s (-0.581s) 132.553mph (26 laps)
36. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 27.208s (-0.630s) 132.314mph (38 laps)
37. #35 Josh Wise Ford 27.239s (-0.661s) 132.163mph (10 laps)
38. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 27.274s (-0.696s) 131.994mph (17 laps)
39. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 27.283s (-0.705s) 131.950mph (20 laps)
40. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 27.305s (-0.727s) 131.844mph (27 laps)
41. #95 Scott Speed Ford 27.522s (-0.944s) 130.804mph (9 laps)
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 27.673s (-1.095s) 130.091mph (22 laps)
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 27.870s (-1.292s) 129.171mph (9 laps)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 90pts (Leader)
2. (--) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 82pts (-8pts)
3. (+1) Brad Keselowski 82pts (-8pts)
4. (+9) Denny Hamlin 72pts (-18pts)
5. (+5) Clint Bowyer 72pts (-18pts)
6. (--) Greg Biffle 66pts (-24pts)
7. (-4) Mark Martin 65pts (-25pts)
8. (+11) Jeff Gordon 60pts (-30pts)
9. (+2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 60pts (-30pts)
10. (+2) Aric Almirola 60pts (-30pts)
11. (+19) Carl Edwards 59pts (-31pts)
12. (+5) Marcos Ambrose 52pts (-38pts)
13. (-4) Jj Yeley 50pts (-40pts)
14. (--) Bobby Labonte 49pts (-41pts)
15. (+13) Jeff Burton 48pts (-42pts)
16. (-1) David Reutimann 48pts (-42pts)
17. (+3) Paul Menard 48pts (-42pts)
18. (+15) Matt Kenseth 46pts (-44pts)
19. (+8) Casey Mears 45pts (-45pts)
20. (-15) Ryan Newman 44pts (-46pts)
21. (-3) Joey Logano 44pts (-46pts)
22. (-15) Danica Patrick # 42pts (-48pts)
23. (+14) Tony Stewart 39pts (-51pts)
24. (+12) Juan Pablo Montoya 38pts (-52pts)
25. (-9) Dave Blaney 38pts (-52pts)
26. (-18) Michael McDowell 35pts (-55pts)
27. (-3) Travis Kvapil 35pts (-55pts)
28. (+1) Jamie McMurray 34pts (-56pts)
29. (+17) Aj Allmendinger 33pts (-57pts)
30. (+8) Kevin Harvick 33pts (-57pts)
31. (+3) Kasey Kahne 33pts (-57pts)
32. (-6) Kurt Busch 33pts (-57pts)
33. (-2) Kyle Busch 31pts (-59pts)
34. (-11) Martin Truex Jr. 28pts (-62pts)
35. (-13) Scott Speed 25pts (-65pts)
36. (-15) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-67pts)
37. (-12) Terry Labonte 18pts (-72pts)
38. (-6) David Ragan 16pts (-74pts)
39. (N/A) David Stremme 14pts (-76pts)
40. (-5) David Gilliland 13pts (-77pts)
41. (N/A) Landon Cassill 12pts (-78pts)
42. (N/A) Ken Schrader 10pts (-80pts)
43. (N/A) Brian Keselowski 0pts (-90pts)

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