NSCS: Fastest Again; Kurt Busch Tops Phoenix Happy Hour

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — Kurt Busch is on the outside looking in, but based off every practice session Saturday, the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet looks to be strong come Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. Busch paced final practice …

NSCS: On the Outside Looking In; Kurt Busch Fastest in First Saturday Practice

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — 2005 Spring Phoenix winner Kurt Busch was fast again in the desert; but this time, the Las Vegas, Nevada native topped the charts in Saturday morning’s practice at Phoenix International Raceway. The 2004 Sprint Cup champion turned the fastest speed …

NSCS: Jimmie’s Back; Johnson Secures Pole for Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Story by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — After winning a week ago at Texas Motor Speedway, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson got some of his missing swagger back. After his effort in Coors Light Pole Qualifying Friday evening, he may well find even more …

NSCS: Gordon Eyes Fifth Championship; Only Driver Locked Into Final Chase Round

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Story by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America photo — Jeff Gordon has a quintessential opportunity to come away with his fifth and final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. But when it comes to the Chase fpr the Sprint Cup for the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet …

NSCS: Still All Smiles; Logano Positive Despite All-or-Nothing Situation at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Story by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara –Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — When Joey Logano is all smiles, it’s usually a good sign. Despite enjoying what has arguably been the best season of his six-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, including a signature Daytona 500 victory and six wins in 2015, Logano finds …

NSCS: Six-Time Showing Speed Out West; Johnson Tops Opening Cup Practice at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — The speed from Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet at Texas stayed with him Friday at the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway oval. The four-time Phoenix winner and six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was quickest in Friday’s practice for Sunday’s Quicken Loans …

NSCS: Phoenix International Raceway to be Renamed In Honor of Jeff Gordon

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AVONDALE, Ariz. – official track release — PIR photo — Phoenix Int’l Raceway will officially be renamed Jeff Gordon Raceway on Nov. 15 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, PIR President Bryan R. Sperber announced Friday. The race is the semifinal race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and will be Gordon’s …

NSCS: Denny Hamlin Snags Second Phoenix Pole

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America photo — Denny Hamlin needs to finish 11th or better, his car number, in order to qualify for the final round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Hamlin went a step further on Friday, securing his second career Coors …