The 2016 Good Sam 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on March 13, 2016, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 313 laps, extended from 312 laps due to overtime, on the 1 mi (1.6 km) asphalt oval, it was the fourth race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick won the race. Carl Edwards finished second. Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top–five.
Busch won the pole for the race and led 75 laps on his way to a fourth-place finish. Harvick led a race high of 139 laps on his way to winning the race. There were seven lead changes among four different drivers, as well as five caution flag periods for 30 laps.
This was Harvick's 32nd career victory, first of the season, eighth at Phoenix International Raceway and fifth at the track for Stewart-Haas Racing. With the win, he moved up to first in the points standings. Chevrolet moved to first in the manufacturer standings.
The Good Sam 500 was carried by Fox Sports on the broadcast Fox network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
|2016 Good Sam 500|
|Race 4 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series|
|Date||March 13, 2016|
|Location||Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona|
Permanent racing facility|
1 mi (1.6 km)
|Distance||313 laps, 313 mi (500.8 km)|
|Scheduled Distance||312 laps, 312 mi (499.2 km)|
|Weather||Sunny, clear blue skies with a temperature of 70 °F (21 °C); wind out of the southwest at 4 mph (6.4 km/h)|
|Average speed||113.212 mph (182.197 km/h)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|No. 4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip|
6.6 million viewers
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)|
Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the IndyCar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
The entry list for the Good Sam 500 was released on Monday, March 7 at 9:11 a.m. Eastern time. Thirty-nine cars are entered for the race. The only driver changes for this weekend's race were Ty Dillon returning to the seat of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet and Joey Gase taking over the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford|
|3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|7||Regan Smith||Tommy Baldwin Racing||Chevrolet|
|10||Danica Patrick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|13||Casey Mears||Germain Racing||Chevrolet|
|14||Ty Dillon (i)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet|
|15||Clint Bowyer||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|16||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|19||Carl Edwards||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|21||Ryan Blaney (R)||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford|
|22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford|
|23||David Ragan||BK Racing||Toyota|
|24||Chase Elliott (R)||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|27||Paul Menard||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|30||Josh Wise||The Motorsports Group||Chevrolet|
|31||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|32||Joey Gase (i)||Go FAS Racing||Ford|
|34||Chris Buescher (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford|
|38||Landon Cassill||Front Row Motorsports||Ford|
|41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|43||Aric Almirola||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford|
|44||Brian Scott (R)||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford|
|46||Michael Annett||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|47||A. J. Allmendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|78||Martin Truex, Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||Toyota|
|83||Matt DiBenedetto||BK Racing||Toyota|
|88||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|95||Michael McDowell||Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing||Chevrolet|
|98||Cole Whitt||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|Official entry list|
|1||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||25.928||138.846|
|2||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||25.999||138.467|
|3||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||26.039||138.254|
|Official first practice results|
Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 26.014 and a speed of 138.387 mph (222.712 km/h). He said afterwards that he "cooled everything back down to make sure we gave it everything we got. We just made a couple of fine-tuning adjustments from what we ran before and it was a tick faster, not much, just a tick.” Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne will both go to backup cars after mishaps in qualifying with the former crashing out and the latter changing engines. Johnson said after being released from the infield care center that the car was "a lot of straight in an area of the track that I didn't need to have straight. We'll have to get to the bottom of it. Just a really hard impact to the outside wall. Thankful that we have SAFER barriers and soft walls. But very disappointed because we had such a fast race car." He later took to Twitter to say that the wreck was because his steering wheel came off.
|1||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.288||26.087||26.014|
|2||19||Carl Edwards||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.363||26.093||26.179|
|3||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.331||26.079||26.196|
|4||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.175||26.146||26.202|
|5||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||26.249||26.218||26.244|
|6||20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.405||26.124||26.244|
|7||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||26.327||26.203||26.271|
|8||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||Toyota||26.231||26.221||26.290|
|9||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||26.290||26.114||26.321|
|10||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||26.304||26.223||26.325|
|11||1||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||26.451||26.218||26.363|
|12||21||Ryan Blaney (R)||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||26.252||26.223||26.411|
|13||16||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||26.395||26.230||—|
|14||43||Aric Almirola||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||26.408||26.236||—|
|15||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||26.387||26.260||—|
|16||27||Paul Menard||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||26.324||26.272||—|
|17||24||Chase Elliott (R)||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||26.423||26.283||—|
|18||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.383||26.298||—|
|19||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||26.304||26.306||—|
|20||31||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||26.485||26.359||—|
|21||6||Trevor Bayne||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||26.405||26.373||—|
|22||47||A. J. Allmendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||26.428||26.376||—|
|23||83||Matt DiBenedetto||BK Racing||Toyota||26.391||26.394||—|
|24||5||Kasey Kahne||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||26.241||0.000||—|
|25||13||Casey Mears||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||26.561||—||—|
|26||88||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||26.563||—||—|
|27||38||Landon Cassill||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||26.589||—||—|
|28||14||Ty Dillon (i)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.594||—||—|
|29||23||David Ragan||BK Racing||Toyota||26.626||—||—|
|30||44||Brian Scott (R)||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||26.683||—||—|
|31||7||Regan Smith||Tommy Baldwin Racing||Chevrolet||26.763||—||—|
|32||34||Chris Buescher (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||26.780||—||—|
|33||95||Michael McDowell||Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing||Chevrolet||26.852||—||—|
|34||98||Cole Whitt||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||26.932||—||—|
|35||15||Clint Bowyer||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet||27.053||—||—|
|36||10||Danica Patrick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||27.089||—||—|
|37||30||Josh Wise||The Motorsports Group||Chevrolet||27.109||—||—|
|38||46||Michael Annett||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet||27.115||—||—|
|39||32||Joey Gase (i)||Go FAS Racing||Ford||27.161||—||—|
Kurt Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.194 and a speed of 137.436 mph (221.182 km/h). During the session, Michael Annett suffered a front-end lockup and slammed the wall in turn 1. Because this required him to go to a backup car, he'll start from the rear of the field. He said that "the car just didn’t want to turn. I don’t know if we were on the splitter or if we cut down a right-front (tire). … I cranked on the wheel and it wouldn’t go straight.”
|1||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.194||137.436|
|2||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.338||136.685|
|3||19||Carl Edwards||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.375||136.493|
|Official second practice results|
|1||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.409||136.317|
|2||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||26.437||136.173|
|3||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||26.452||136.096|
|Official final practice results|
Under clear blue Arizona skies, Kyle Busch led the field to the green flag at 3:49 p.m. After 10 laps, he pulled to a one-second lead over teammate Carl Edwards. The first caution of the race flew on lap 52 for a single-car wreck in turn 3. Going into the turn, Ryan Newman suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall. He would go on to finish last for the first time since 2008. He said he "just blew a right-front tire. It must have melted the bead or something. I don’t know if something failed in the cooling department or what the deal was. I didn’t do anything any different than I’ve ever done here before. Just definitely blew a right-front tire out and that was the end of our day with the Grainger Chevrolet.” Denny Hamlin was tagged for an uncontrolled tire and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.
The race restarted on lap 60. Unlike the first run, he didn't pull away from the field. After taking just right-side tires on the first pit stop, he began losing his lead to Dale Earnhardt Jr. who took four. Earnhardt passed him in turn 3 to take the lead on lap 76. The second caution of the race flew on lap 104 for a single-car wreck in turn 3. Going into the turn, Paul Menard suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall. When asked what happened, he said he wasn't “really sure. We were okay that last run. We fired off pretty decent and started getting really tight at the end. I don’t know if a left-front tire blew or what going into 3. I don’t know if something broke or if a tire blew. We are going to check it out. I’m curious about it.” Edwards exited pit road with the race lead. Brian Scott was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.
The race restarted on lap 113. After pulling away from the field, Edwards began losing his lead to teammate Kyle Busch. The third caution of the race flew on lap 163 for a single-car wreck in turn 1. Going into turn 1, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall. He said he was "really tight and I was having to use too much brake and I think we got the tires hot and once we did that the right front gave out from having to use too much brake. The cars were a handful. They were fun to drive. We just didn’t quite have the Fastenal Ford dialed in like we needed to today. We were really tight, therefore, we had to use too much brake.” Kyle Busch exited pit road 18th after overshooting his pit box and stopping too close to the pit wall.
The race restarted at lap 169. Kevin Harvick powered ahead of Edwards on the restart and took the lead. On lap 180, Harvick led his nine-thousandth career lap in Sprint Cup Series competition. Debris on the backstretch brought out the fourth caution of the race with 87 laps to go. The debris came from the shredded right-rear tire of Brad Keselowski's car. Edwards beat Harvick off pit road.
The race restarted with 78 laps to go. Harvick had no difficulty retaking the lead from Edwards going into turn 1. Joey Logano pitted from ninth with seven to go because he was short on fuel. The fifth caution of the race flew with six laps to go for a single-car wreck in turn 4. Rounding the turn, Kasey Kahne suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall. He said he "had a right front tire go down. It happened earlier in the race but a caution came out and I thought it was the engine at the time because of the way it kind of vibrated and changed the tone of the engine. Come to find out it wasn’t the engine and it was the tire. We’ll look at what we are doing since it happened a couple of times. We had a car capable of running in the top-15 and we were really good early. The longer the race went I felt like I got looser. I used a lot of brake during the entire the race, which I was surprised about. Yesterday in practice I didn’t have to use the brake hardly at all and today with different grips I used it so much.” Harvick, Earnhardt and Austin Dillon opted to stay out while the rest of the field opted to pit.
The race restarted with two laps to go at a overtime finish, Harvick led the field to the green with Carl Edwards at his back. After the white flag, Harvick and Edwards battled for the lead, bumping each other until Harvick came out victorious by 0.010 seconds, the closest finish in Phoenix history.
Harvick said that he "knew he (Edwards) was better through (Turns) 3 and 4, but that was not the car I wanted to see behind me. I tried to protect the bottom in 3 and 4, and I just missed the bottom with all the rubber built up on the tires. I knew I was going to be on defense down there. I got up too high … and then he got into me, like he should have. I knew I needed to get a good run off the corner and I was going to have to get into his door. And it worked out, just barely.“
Edwards said that Harvick "was pretty fast, even on old tires. Once we got clear, I thought we were going to get one shot. I tried to go to the outside of him and he blocked a little bit, and I didn't have anywhere to go but rub him a little bit." He joked that he "should’ve wrecked him. No, those guys were doing a great job all day. They hung on with those tires but we were faster so I thought, ‘Man, I’ll just move him out of the way and get by.’ I just didn’t move him far enough and then he got up the door and I thought I was trying to time -- I thought ‘I think he’s going to beat me.’ So, I tried to sideswipe him before he got there but I needed to be in front of his front tire. Anyway, just a fun race.”
Hamlin said he "was actually rooting on Carl going, ‘Get him.’ But, we’ve been on the other side of that photo finish. Awesome that this rules package creates this kind of racing and some of the finishes that we’ve seen so far this year.”
|1||18||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||313||45|
|2||2||19||Carl Edwards||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||313||40|
|3||3||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||313||38|
|4||1||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||313||38|
|5||26||88||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||313||37|
|6||4||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||313||35|
|7||6||20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||313||34|
|8||17||24||Chase Elliott (R)||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||313||33|
|9||15||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||313||32|
|10||12||21||Ryan Blaney (R)||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||313||31|
|11||5||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||313||30|
|12||7||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||313||29|
|13||14||43||Aric Almirola||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||313||28|
|14||8||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||Toyota||313||27|
|15||28||14||Ty Dillon (i)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||313||0|
|16||11||1||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||313||25|
|17||22||47||A. J. Almendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||313||24|
|18||9||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||312||23|
|19||36||10||Danica Patrick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||312||22|
|20||23||83||Matt DiBenedetto||BK Racing||Toyota||312||21|
|21||13||16||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||312||20|
|22||24||5||Kasey Kahne||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||19|
|23||21||6||Trevor Bayne||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||311||18|
|24||29||23||David Ragan||BK Racing||Toyota||309||17|
|25||27||38||Landon Cassill||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||308||16|
|26||33||95||Michael McDowell||Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing||Chevrolet||308||15|
|27||30||44||Brian Scott (R)||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||308||14|
|28||31||7||Regan Smith||Tommy Baldwin Racing||Chevrolet||308||13|
|29||19||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||307||12|
|30||32||34||Chris Buescher (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||307||11|
|31||35||15||Clint Bowyer||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet||307||10|
|32||39||32||Joey Gase (i)||Go FAS Racing||Ford||305||0|
|33||38||46||Michael Annett||HScott Motorsports||Chevrolet||303||8|
|34||37||30||Josh Wise||The Motorsports Group||Chevrolet||303||7|
|35||25||13||Casey Mears||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||288||6|
|36||34||98||Cole Whitt||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||236||5|
|37||10||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||161||4|
|38||16||27||Paul Menard||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||104||3|
|39||20||31||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||51||2|
|Official race results|
Fox Sports will be covering their 12th race at the Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Joy, two-time Phoenix winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip will have the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum will handle the pit road duties for the television side.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
MRN will have the radio call for the race which will also be simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and one-time Phoenix winner Rusty Wallace will call the race from the booth when the field is racing down the front stretch. Dave Moody will call the race from atop the stands in turn 1 when the field is racing through turns 1 and 2. Kyle Rickey will call the race from a billboard outside turn 4 when the field is racing through turns 3 and 4. Pit road will be manned by Alex Hayden, Glenn Jarrett and Steve Post.
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
|Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
2016 Kobalt 400
|Sprint Cup Series
2016 Auto Club 400
The 2016 Auto Club 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on March 20, 2016, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 200 laps, it was fifth race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson won the race. Kevin Harvick finished second. Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top-five.
Austin Dillon won the pole, but led zero laps on his way to finishing 24th. Harvick led a race high of 142 laps on his way to a runner-up finish. There were 26 lead changes among eight different drivers, as well as six caution flag periods for 33 laps.
This was the 77th career victory for Johnson, second of the season, sixth at Auto Club Speedway and 10th at the track for Hendrick Motorsports. The win moved Johnson up to second in the points standings. Chevrolet increased their lead to nine-points over Toyota in the manufacturer standings.
The Auto Club 400 was carried by Fox Sports on the broadcast Fox network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.2016 Kobalt 400
The 2016 Kobalt 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on March 6, 2016, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the third race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Brad Keselowski won the race. Joey Logano finished second. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon rounded out the top–five.
Kurt Busch won the pole for the race and led 31 laps on his way to a ninth-place finish. Johnson led a race high of 76 laps on his way to finishing third. There were 20 lead changes among 10 different drivers, as well as six caution flag periods for 36 laps.
This was the 18th career victory for Keselowski, first of the season, second at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and second at the track for Team Penske. Keselowski left Las Vegas sixth in points. Despite being the winning manufacturer, Ford left trailing Toyota by 11-points in the manufacturer standings.
The Kobalt 400 was carried by Fox Sports on the broadcast Fox network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.List of NASCAR race wins by Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick is an American racing driver who won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Over the course of his racing career, Harvick has won multiple races, 45 of which were in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as well as 47 in Xfinity Series and 14 in Camping World Truck Series for a total of 106 wins across NASCAR's top 3 Series.List of the closest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finishes
NASCAR's premiere racing division, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, has seen many close finishes since the electronic scoring system was instituted in May during the 1993 season. As of 2017, the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series is 0.002 seconds. This first occurred during the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway, as Ricky Craven crossed the finish line inches ahead of Kurt Busch. In 2011, the record was tied at the 2011 Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway, when Jimmie Johnson was victorious over Clint Bowyer in a four-wide finish.
Though not a Cup event, the 2018 PowerShares QQQ 300 produced the closest finish in NASCAR touring series history of all three Top series when Tyler Reddick edged Elliott Sadler by a tiny margin of 0.0004s, making it the closest finish in NASCAR history. They had to go by video and declared Reddick the winner as he looked to edge Sadler by about an inch. As the scoring monitors are in the fuel cell, where they crossed the line was a dead heat but Reddick was ahead at the line.Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The team is co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Haas Automation founder Gene Haas. It was founded in 2002 as Haas CNC Racing after Haas, whose company was a sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports, elected to form his own team. In 2009, Stewart, who had been driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, made a deal with Haas to drive for the team and in return receive a 50% stake in it.
The team is based and headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina – roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Charlotte Motor Speedway – alongside sister team and Formula One entrant Haas F1 Team, but the two teams are treated as separate bodies for legal reasons.
In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the team currently fields the No. 4 Ford Mustang full-time for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Mustang full-time for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Mustang full-time for Clint Bowyer, and the No. 41 Mustang full-time for Daniel Suárez. In the Xfinity Series, the team currently fields the No. 00 Ford Mustang full-time for Cole Custer and the No. 98 Mustang full-time for Chase Briscoe. In the K&N Pro Series West, the team currently fields the No. 41 Ford part-time for Almirola. The Xfinity team is operated in partnership with Biagi-DenBeste Racing.
The team receives engines from Roush-Yates Engines; until the end of 2016, the team received engines and technical support from Hendrick Motorsports under the General Motors banner.The team has won in each of the three national touring divisions, joining Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Roush Fenway Racing as the only teams to accomplish that feat.
|Chase for the Sprint Cup|