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NASCAR Chase Stats Tracker: Phoenix staff and wire reports

Which Chase drivers fare well at Phoenix International Raceway and which Chase drivers tend to struggle? Our driver chart breaks down all the key statistics.

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Chase drivers at Phoenix International Raceway
DriverRacesPolesWinsTop FivesTop 10sDNFsAvg. FinishBest Finish
Denny Hamlin101056011.63
Jimmie Johnson141491204.91
Kevin Harvick150236015.01
Carl Edwards121048112.84
Matt Kenseth160157218.21
Jeff Gordon2331917210.41
Kyle Busch111117013.91
Tony Stewart170179011.71
Greg Biffle130034115.42
Clint Bowyer100024114.92
Kurt Busch150148013.51
Jeff Burton2202612011.41

Odds and ends

There have been 28 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.

There have been 18 different pole winners at Phoenix, led by Ryan Newman with four. Geoffrey Bodine won the first pole in 1988.

Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon are the only drivers to win consecutive poles. Newman won three straight (2002-04), while Gordon won the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007.

Denny Hamlin won his first career pole in November 2005 at Phoenix. AJ Allmendinger won his first career pole earlier this season at the track..

There have been 20 different race winners at Phoenix. Jimmie Johnson has won four of the last six races.

Races at Phoenix have been won from the pole three times: Jeff Gordon (spring 2007), Jimmie Johnson (fall 2008) and Mark Martin (spring 2009).

Races at Phoenix has been won from a top-10 starting position in 14 times

Ricky Rudd won the 1995 race at Phoenix from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.

Mark Martin has 12 top-five finishes at Phoenix, more than any other driver. Martin (8.7) and Jimmie Johnson (4.9) are the only active drivers who average a top-10 finish at the track.

Three of the last four races at Phoenix have ended with a margin of victory under one second.


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