Kevin Harvick Wins the NASCAR AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

 

Avondale, Arizona (November 11, 2012) — NASCAR drivers battled their way around the track and their crews in the pits Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway during the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, a 312 mile race around Phoenix’s one mile tri-oval.

Kyle Bush dominated Sunday’s race, leading 237 of the 319 laps run during Sunday’s race.

Mike Bliss brought out the first caution of the day after having a problem in turn four on lap 17.

David Gilliland spun coming off turn four and brought out the second caution of the day on lap 52.

Debris between three and four bring out the third caution on the day on lap 167.

Jimmie Johnson hit the wall coming out of turn four on lap 235, bringing out the fourth caution.

On lap 272, David Ragan’s Barrett-Jackson sponsored car got into the wall in turn three, bringing out the fifth caution.

Tony Stewart spun in turn two, bringing out the sixth caution on lap 280.

Bringing out the seventh caution of the race with just 12 to go, Sam Hornish Jr. slammed into the wall between turns three and four on lap 300.

During the final lap, Jeff Gordon took out Clint Bowyer in retaliation for lap 305 contact between Bowyer and Gordon that put a tire down on Gordon’s car.  The wreck collected Joey Logano and caused Aric Almirola to spin, bringing out the red flag.

A melee between Bowyer and Gordon’s crews ensued in the garage area shortly after the race ended.

On the lap 318 restart, it was Kevin Harvick, Kasey Khane, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski leading on the green/white restart.  Danica Patrick spun and hit the wall in turns three and our.  At the end of the lap, Kevin Harvick was out front and took the checkered flag for his first win of the season.

Sunday’s results from the AdvoCare 500:

1 19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 47/4 319 Running
2 3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 43/1 319 Running
3 1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 43/2 319 Running
4 4 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 40/0 319 Running
5 12 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 40/1 319 Running
6 14 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 39/1 319 Running
7 20 16 Greg Biffle Ford Filtrete 37/0 319 Running
8 6 78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Furniture Row 36/0 319 Running
9 7 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Rheem 35/0 319 Running
10 10 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 35/1 319 Running
11 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 33/0 319 Running
12 21 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 32/0 319 Running
13 33 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 31/0 319 Running
14 22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford EcoBoost 30/0 319 Running
15 30 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Vektor Vodka 29/0 319 Running
16 5 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland 28/0 319 Running
17 37 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 0 319 Running
18 17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Black & Decker 26/0 319 Running
19 9 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 25/0 319 Running
20 39 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King 25/1 319 Running
21 23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard 23/0 317 Running
22 25 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 22/0 317 Running
23 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate 21/0 317 Running
24 8 51 Regan Smith Chevrolet Phoenix Construction 20/0 316 Running
25 27 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 19/0 316 Running
26 42 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Accell Construction 18/0 316 Running
27 15 20 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 17/0 312 Accident
28 16 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 16/0 312 Accident
29 41 32 Timmy Hill Ford U.S. Chrome / TMone 0 312 Running
30 11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 14/0 309 Accident
31 26 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 0 299 Accident
32 24 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 12/0 281 Running
33 29 34 David Ragan Ford CertainTeed / 31-W Insulation 11/0 280 Accident
34 32 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 10/0 86 Brakes
35 35 33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet Little Joes
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9/0 74 Rear Gear
36 31 38 David Gilliland Ford Loan Mart 8/0 50 Accident
37 38 26 Josh Wise * Ford MDS Transport 7/0 50 Brakes
38 28 98 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing 6/0 36 Brakes
39 43 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM-FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves / aloft hotel tempe 0 30 Brakes
40 34 144 David Reutimann Ford No Label Watcher 4/0 28 Vibration
41 36 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical / Value Place 0 15 Accident
42 40 191 Jason Leffler Toyota Plinker Tactical / Value Place 0 10 Brakes
43 2 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 1/0 10 Engine
 
 
 

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