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5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 NASCAR Cup Week 35 primer; how playoff drivers fare at Phoenix
2 2 are in, 2 spots left to fill for Championship 4; playoff standings
3 3 drivers in field with multiple wins at Phoenix; Kevin Harvick has most
4 Vegas favories at Phoenix; track history, recent winners, lap leaders
5 Xfinity, trucks playoff standings; Hamilton clinches 5th Formula 1 title

NASCAR WEEK 35: PLAYOFFS RACE 9

Bluegreen Vacations 500

Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ari.

312 laps (1-mile oval)

March 2019 winner: Kyle Busch

November 2018 winner: Kyle Busch


ROOM FOR TWO

2

Drivers are locked in for Championship 4 — Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick; 2 spots to be filled

3-4

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano hold final 2 spots heading to Phoenix; Denny Hamlin 20-points behind in fifth

9, 4, 3

Wins at Phoenix for Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, only drivers in field with multiple wins there

NASCAR PLAYOFF STANDINGS
*-clinched spots in Championship 4
PTS DRIVER W T5 T10 P
4,133 *Martin Truex Jr. 7 14 22 0
4,113 *Kevin Harvick 4 13 24 6
4,113 Kyle Busch 4 15 25 0
4,111 Joey Logano 2 11 19 2
4,091 Denny Hamlin 5 18 22 3
4,088 Ryan Blaney 1 10 17 1
4,088 Kyle Larson 1 7 16 1
4,033 Chase Elliott 3 11 15 4
PLAYOFF DRIVERS AT PHOENIX
NO-starts at track
NO DRIVER W T5 T10 P
27 Martin Truex Jr. 0 4 10 2
33 Kevin Harvick 9 16 22 2
28 Kyle Busch 3 10 20 3
21 Joey Logano 1 4 10 1
28 Denny Hamlin 1 12 16 2
7 Ryan Blaney 0 1 3 2
11 Kyle Larson 0 3 5 0
7 Chase Elliott 0 2 4 0

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Previous races run at ISM Raceway in Phoenix; Alan Kulwicki won first race there on Nov. 6, 1988

  • 4: Wins from pole; last Kevin Harvick 2015

  • 16: Wins top-5 starting position

  • 24: Wins from top-10 position

  • 4: Wins from 21st or worse position

  • 29: Worst start for winner, Ricky Rudd 1995

  • 264: Laps led, Harvick 2014

  • 6: Fewest laps led by winner, Ryan Newman 2017

  • 118.132: Fastest race, Tony Stewart 1999

  • 143.158: Fastest qualifying speed, Jimmie Johnson 2015

  • 28: Most lead changes, in 2011

  • 12: Most cautions, in 2014

  • .010: Closest finish (seconds), Harvick over Carl Edwards in 2016

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP
PLAYOFF RESULTS, SCHEDULE
Round of 16 field
DATE TRACK WINNER
9/15 Las Vegas Martin Truex Jr.
9/21 Richmond Martin Truex Jr.
9/29 Charlotte Chase Elliott
Round of 12 field
10/6 Dover Kyle Larson
10/13 Talladega Ryan Blaney
10/20 Kansas Denny Hamlin
Round of 8 field
10/27 Martinsville Martin Truex Jr.
11/3 Texas Kevin Harvick
DATE TRACK TIME (ET) TV
11/10 Phoenix 2:30 p.m. NBC
Championship 4
11/17 Homestead 3 p.m. NBC

4, 8

Drivers to be eliminated after Phoenix race; 8 were eliminated in first six races of playoffs

  • 9/29: Eliminated in Round of 16: Aric Almirola; Ryan Newman; Kurt Busch; Erik Jones

  • 10/20: Eliminated in Round of 12: Brad Keselowski; William Byron; Clint Bowyer; Alex Bowman


Lap leaders at ISM Speedway among playoff drivers


2019 NASCAR Cup lap leaders


Vegas odds at Phoenix for 8 drivers still in playoff contention


23, 16, 7

All-time wins at Martinsville by

Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota

2 wins by Pontiac

10, 4, 5

Wins at Phoenix since 2010

by Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, which has 3 of last 4 there

WINNERS AT PHOENIX SINCE 2010
SP-starting position; M-manufacturer;
C-Chevrolet; F-Ford; T-Toyota
DATE WINNER SP M SPEED
3/10/19 Kyle Busch 4 T 101.693
11/11/18 Kyle Busch 6 T 98.354
3/11/18 Kevin Harvick 10 F 108.073
11/12/17 Matt Kenseth 7 T 105.534
3/19/17 Ryan Newman 22 C 104.271
11/13/16 Joey Logano 4 F 102.866
3/13/16 Kevin Harvick 18 C 113.212
11/15/15 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3 C 106.512
3/15/15 Kevin Harvick 1 C 105.753
11/09/14 Kevin Harvick 3 C 99.991
3/2/14 Kevin Harvick 13 C 109.229
11/10/13 Kevin Harvick 9 C 105.733
3/3/13 Carl Edwards 15 F 105.187
11/11/12 Kevin Harvick 19 C 111.182
3/4/12 Denny Hamlin 13 T 110.085
11/13/11 Kasey Kahne 10 T 112.918
2/27/11 Jeff Gordon 20 C 102.961
11/14/10 Carl Edwards 1 F 110.758
4/10/10 Ryan Newman 14 C 99.372

XFINITY & TRUCK SERIES

1, 3

Christopher Bell has locked up spot in Xfinity Series Championship 4; 3 spots left with 2 races left

0

Spots locked up for Championship 4 in truck series; winners of first 2 Round of 6 races non-contenders

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
ROUND OF 8 STADINGS
PTS DRIVER W T5 T10 P
3,166 Christopher Bell 8 19 20 5
3,135 Cole Custer 7 15 22 6
3,119 Tyler Reddick 5 22 25 4
3,101 Justin Allgaier 0 15 23 0
3,083 Chase Briscoe 1 12 24 2
3,073 Michael Annett 1 6 18 1
3,070 Austin Cindric 2 14 22 4
3,054 Noah Gragson 0 8 20 0
GANDER TRUCK SERIES
ROUND OF 6 STANDING
PTS DRIVER W T5 T10 P
3,107 Brett Moffitt 21 4 12 15
3,097 Stewart Friesen 21 1 11 15
3,082 Ross Chastain 21 3 9 17
3,071 Austin Hill 21 3 6 12
3,062 Matt Crafton 21 0 6 16
3,056 Tyler Ankrum 18 1 3 8

FORMULA 1

Lewis Hamilton clinched 6th Formula 1 title with 2 races left

Nov. 17: Grand Prix of Brazil; Dec. 1: Abu Dhabi

Hamilton moves within 1 championship of F1 record


FORMULA 1 DRIVER CHAMPIONS
SINCE MICHAEL SCHUMACHER'S FIRST
NO-races; 2 races left in 2019 season
YR DRIVER NO PTS TEAM
2019 Lewis Hamilton 19 381 Mercedes
2018 Lewis Hamilton 21 408 Mercedes
2017 Lewis Hamilton 20 363 Mercedes
2016 Nico Rosberg 21 385 Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton 19 381 Mercedes
2014 Lewis Hamilton 19 384 Mercedes
2013 Sebastian Vettel 19 397 Red Bull
2012 Sebastian Vettel 20 281 Red Bull
2011 Sebastian Vettel 19 392 Red Bull
2010 Sebastian Vettel 19 256 Red Bull
2009 Jenson Button 17 95 Brawn
2008 Lewis Hamilton 18 98 Ferrari
2007 Kimi Raikkonen 17 110 Ferrari
2006 Fernando Alonso 18 134 Renault
2005 Fernando Alonso 19 133 Renault
2004 Michael Schumacher 18 148 Ferrari
2003 Michael Schumacher 16 93 Ferrari
2002 Michael Schumacher 17 144 Ferrari
2001 Michael Schumacher 17 123 Ferrari
2000 Michael Schumacher 17 108 Ferrari
1999 Mika Hakkinen 16 76 Ferrari
1998 Mika Hakkinen 16 100 McLaren
1997 Jacques Villeneuve 17 81 Williams
1996 Damon Hill 16 97 Williams
1995 Michael Schumacher 17 102 Benetton
1994 Michael Schumacher 16 92 Williams

Source: nascar.com; racing-reference.com; vegasinsider.com