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DATE: Saturday, November 12th
SITE: Phoenix International Raceway (1964) -- Avondale, Arizona
TRACK: one-mile oval - 1,179 feet (Frontstretch); 1,551 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 76,812 (Grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 13th
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. (et)
RUNNER-UP: Kevin Harvick
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (Finished 3rd)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joey Logano, 2010 (134.048 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Jeff Burton, 2000 (115.145 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $1,342,722 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $55,900; 2nd Place - $39,025; 3rd Place - $38,675
2010 Finish
1Carl Edwards26Aric Almirola17
2Kevin Harvick47Colin Braun20
3Joey Logano18Justin Allgaier3
4Brad Keselowski129Ricky Stenhouse Jr 22
5Reed Sorenson1410Steve Wallace8
2010 Wypall 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 107.063 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 5 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.210 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 21 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 5 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (134.048 m.p.h.)
Past Wypall 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Carl Edwards (2nd) -- Ford -- 107.063 m.p.h.
2009 -- Carl Edwards (2nd) -- Ford -- 100.798 m.p.h.
2008 -- Carl Edwards (2nd) -- Ford -- 95.374 m.p.h.
2007 -- Kyle Busch (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 89.111 m.p.h.
2006 -- Matt Kenseth (1st) -- Ford -- 91.202 m.p.h.
2005 -- Carl Edwards (1st) -- Ford -- 97.893 m.p.h.
2004 -- Jamie McMurray (3rd) -- Dodge -- 96.031 m.p.h.
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr (4th) -- Ford -- 96.734 m.p.h.
2002 -- Scott Wimmer (18th) -- Pontiac -- 96.709 m.p.h.
2001 -- Greg Biffle (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 99.834 m.p.h.
2000 -- Jeff Burton (3rd) -- Ford -- 115.145 m.p.h. (race record)
1999 -- Jeff Gordon (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 115.053 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called Outback Steakhouse (1999-2001), Bashas' Supermarket 200
(2002-04), Arizona 200 (2005), Arizona.Travel 200 (2006-07), Hefty Odor
Block 200 (2008), Able Body Labor 200 (2009).
Past Wypall 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Joey Logano -- 3rd
2009 -- Denny Hamlin -- 12th
2008 -- Denny Hamlin -- 2nd
2007 -- Clint Bowyer -- 3rd
2006 -- Matt Kenseth -- 1st
2005 -- Carl Edwards -- 1st
2004 -- Kyle Busch -- 2nd
2003 -- Kevin Harvick -- 2nd
2002 -- Greg Biffle -- 3rd
2001 -- Jimmy Spencer -- 35th
2000 -- Jason Leffler -- 2nd
1999 -- Ken Schrader -- 7th
Last Race Results
RACE: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (November 5th)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Ft. Worth, Texas
LAPS: 200
MILES: 300
WINNER: Trevor Bayne
RUNNER-UP: Denny Hamlin
THIRD: Carl Edwards
FOURTH: Clint Bowyer
FIFTH: Brad Keselowski
POLE WINNER: Elliott Sadler (Finished 9th)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 143.464 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.142 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 19 laps
LAP LEADERS: E. Sadler 1-17; C. Bowyer 18-21; C. Edwards 22-49; C. Bowyer
50-51; M. Annett 52-53; A. Almirola 54-55; C. Edwards 56-120; C.
Bowyer 121-126; C. Edwards 127-168; J. Logano 169-172; C. Edwards
173-194; T. Bayne 195-200.
Wypall 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/I Hate Steven Singer
02Daryl Harr (St. Albert, Canada)Chevrolet/WestWorld Computers
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
04Tim Andrews (Concord, NC)Ford/Go Green Racing
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Brnch,MS)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
7Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/
09Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/TBA
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Shore Lodge
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Dodge/Alliance Truck Parts
13Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Dodge/Lerner and Rowe
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Chevrolet/Hefty Black Out/Reynolds
15Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Poynt/Lilly Trucking
16Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
18Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Toyota/GameStop
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Chevrolet/Millennium Salon
20Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Martin Truex Jr. Foundation
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Dodge/Discount Tire
23Robert Richardson Jr (McKinney, TX)Chevrolet/North Texas Pipe
28Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Dodge/Maxelence
30James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Dollar General
33Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Chevrolet/Rheem Cooling and Heating
34Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
38Jason Leffler (Long Beach, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Mark Frahm (North Salem, NH)Ford/Go Green Racing
40Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
41Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
42Erik Darnell (Beach Park, FL)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
44Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/TBA
46Chase Miller (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
47Scott Speed (Manteca, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
48Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/Acredale Vending
49Mark Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/Acredale Vending
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/Clements Racing Engines
52Kevin Lepage (Shelbourne, VT)Chevrolet/TBA
60 *Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/World Financial Group
62Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Toyota/Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J
66Steve Wallace (Charlotte, NC)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
70David Stremme (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/Foretravel
71Matthew Carter (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
75Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
80D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, Canada)Dodge/Northern Pacific Pipes Lines
81Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Dodge/
82Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Dodge/Foametix/Bullet Liner
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/AM/FM Energy
88Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Chevrolet/Suave Men
89Morgan Shepherd (Conover, NC)Chevrolet/Victory in Jesus Racing
* - defending champion.
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Carl Edwards---------Won5th7thWonWonWon
Joey Logano------------------10th---3rd
Brad Keselowski---------------21st21st5th4th
Aric Almirola------------13th---------6th
Justin Allgaier------------------12th16th8th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr------------------------9th
Trevor Bayne---------------------14th14th
Ryan Truex------------------------23rd
Clint Bowyer---------2nd4th3rd4th4th---
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Eric McClure - Started in the 39th position and finished 24th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Carl Edwards
Darkhorse - Mike Wallace
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - Did Not Start
Last Week's Darkhorse (Reed Sorenson) - Finished 16th
Two races and just 17 points separate Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Elliott Sadler in the race for the Nationwide Series title. Stenhouse increased his lead over Elliott last week, as he finished sixth, while Sadler placed ninth.

Stenhouse might have a slight edge this week, as he finished ninth last year at this race, while Sadler is racing on this circuit for the first time at Phoenix International Raceway.

The driver with the huge advantage however is three-time defending champion Carl Edwards. Not only has Edwards won this race three consecutive seasons, he has also won here back in 2005 and has not finished outside the top-7 in six appearances.

Edwards dominated this race in 2010, as he led 153 of the 200 laps to easily defeat Kevin Harvick by over five seconds. Pole sitter Joey Logano finished third.

This season, Edwards has posted eight wins and 21 top-five finishes in 31 starts and has not finished outside the top-10 in 13 straight starts, winning four times.

In 2009, Edwards won this race for the second consecutive season and third time overall, as he led 109 of the 200 laps and easily beat second-place Kevin Harvick by 2.415 seconds. The win was a milestone for Edwards, as it was his 25th career Nationwide victory. Edwards' win total has reached 37, tying him with Harvick for third on the all-time list.

Edwards defeated pole sitter Denny Hamlin by a mere 0.096 of a second in 2008 for his 19th career Nationwide Series title. Edwards led the final 78 laps and held off a hard-charging Hamlin in a green-white-checkered finish. Hamlin led twice for 62 laps, while third-place finisher Kevin Harvick led for 53 laps.

Starting in the 4th position, Kyle Busch dominated the 2007 race, as he led 132 laps, including the final 86 for his 11th of 51 career Nationwide Series titles. Busch took the checkered flag, 0.305 of a second ahead of Matt Kenseth. Pole sitter Clint Bowyer finished third.

In 2006, Matt Kenseth edged Kevin Harvick by less than a second for his 20th career Nationwide Series title. With the win, Kenseth became the second driver to win a Phoenix race from the pole, joining Carl Edwards who accomplished the feat in 2005. Kenseth dominated the race, leading for a race- high 125 laps.

Back in 2005, Edwards posted his fifth win of that season, as he crossed the finish line 0.246 of a second ahead of runner-up Clint Bowyer. Edwards, who started on the pole, led 103 of the 200 laps, including the final 20, as took the checkered flag.

The 2011 Nationwide Series season concludes with the November 19 Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Busch won last year's race there.

11/08 17:13:51 ET

As of November 8, 2011, at 05:14 PM ET

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