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DATE: Saturday, Nov. 9
SITE: Phoenix International Raceway -- Avondale, Ariz.
TRACK: 1-mile oval
CAPACITY: 50,000 (grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 15th
TELEVISION: ESPN2
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 4 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Nov. 9/12:35 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Brian Vickers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (finished 1)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2011 (134.298 mph)
RACE RECORD: Elliott Sadler, 2012 (116.317 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano16Austin Dillon3
2Brian Vickers57Michael Annett17
3Ricky Stenhouse Jr 88Brian Scott10
4Kyle Busch29Brad Keselowski6
5Kasey Kahne710Danica Patrick14
2012 ServiceMaster 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 98.007 mph
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 4 mins., 48 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.668 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 40 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (132.621 mph)
Past ServiceMaster 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 98.007 mph
2011 -- Sam Hornish Jr (5) -- Dodge - 91.895 mph
2010 -- Carl Edwards (2) -- Ford -- 107.063 mph
2009 -- Carl Edwards (2) -- Ford -- 100.798 mph
2008 -- Carl Edwards (2) -- Ford -- 95.374 mph
2007 -- Kyle Busch (4) -- Chevrolet -- 89.111 mph
2006 -- Matt Kenseth (1) -- Ford -- 91.202 mph
2005 -- Carl Edwards (1) -- Ford -- 97.893 mph
2004 -- Jamie McMurray (3) -- Dodge -- 96.031 mph
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr (4) -- Ford -- 96.734 mph
2002 -- Scott Wimmer (18) -- Pontiac -- 96.709 mph
2001 -- Greg Biffle (4) -- Chevrolet -- 99.834 mph
2000 -- Jeff Burton (3) -- Ford -- 115.145 mph
1999 -- Jeff Gordon (3) -- Chevrolet -- 115.053 mph
 
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), Wypall 200 (2010-11),
Great Clips 200 (2012).
 
Past ServiceMaster 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2011 -- Aric Almirola -- 25
2010 -- Joey Logano -- 3
2009 -- Denny Hamlin -- 12
2008 -- Denny Hamlin -- 2
2007 -- Clint Bowyer -- 3
2006 -- Matt Kenseth -- 1
2005 -- Carl Edwards -- 1
2004 -- Kyle Busch -- 2
2003 -- Kevin Harvick -- 2
2002 -- Greg Biffle -- 3
2001 -- Jimmy Spencer -- 35
2000 -- Jason Leffler -- 2
1999 -- Ken Schrader -- 7
Last Race Results
RACE: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (Nov. 2)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
LAPS: 200
MILES: 300
WINNER: Brad Keselowski
RUNNER-UP: Denny Hamlin
THIRD: Sam Hornish Jr.
FOURTH: Matt Kenseth
FIFTH: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: Alex Bowman (finished 18)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 4 mins., 33 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 144.520 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.980 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 22 laps
LAP LEADERS: A. Bowman 1-3; S. Hornish Jr 4-5; B. Keselowski 6-52; A. Dillon
53-54; B. Keselowski 55-80; D. Hamlin 81-94; M. Kenseth 95-111;
D. Hamlin 112-130; M. Kenseth 131-155; B. Keselowski 156-170; D.
Hamlin 171-176; B. Keselowski 177-178; D. Hamlin 179-182; B.
Keselowski 183-183; D. Hamlin 184-185; B. Keselowski 186-200.
ServiceMaster 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/Verve
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Daryl Harr (Alberta, Canada)Chevrolet/IWorld
5Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/WFG
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
16Ryan Reed (Bakersfield, CA)Ford/Drive to Stop Diabetes
18Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Game Stop
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/Tweaker Energy Shot
20Drew Herring (Benson, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Discount Tire
23Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
24Ryan Ellis (Ashburn, VA)Toyota/TBA
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/QualComm
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Target
33Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Bad Boy Buggies
40T.J. Bell (Reno, NV)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
44Chad Hackenbracht (New Phila, OH)Toyota/Tastee Chocolate Apples
48Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Autozone
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
55Jamie Dick (El Paso, TX)Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Chevrolet/TBA
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Dodge/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
79Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC)Ford/SK Hand Tools
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/SWM/pellitgrillusa.com
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
98Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)Ford/Carroll Shelby Motors
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/Fuelxx by Innovative Green
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Kyle Busch2---10Won5916---4
Kasey Kahne11------6------------5
Austin Dillon------------------------6
Brian Scott------------------11418
Brad Keselowski---------21215429
Justin Allgaier------------12168911
Sam Hornish Jr.------3639---------Won14
Elliott Sadler---------------------2722
Kevin Harvick13425322------
Matt Kenseth83Won2---7---------
Trevor Bayne---------------14146---
Kyle Larson---------------------------
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
Drew Herring---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Denny Hamlin - started 18 and finished 2
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Brad Keselowski
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - finished 26
 
NOTES:
The ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway is the 32nd of 33 races on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 23 Nationwide races held at Phoenix, including one event per season from 1999-2004 and two each year since. The series most recently competed there in March.

Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Nationwide race at Phoenix, the Outback Steakhouse 200, on Nov. 6, 1999.

Kyle Busch holds the record for most Nationwide wins at Phoenix with five. Busch started on the pole and won the spring race there in March. Carl Edwards has the second most victories at this track with four. Edwards is not entered in this weekend's race.

Jack Roush has the most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Phoenix with eight, followed by Joe Gibbs with five.

The race winner at Phoenix has started from the pole position six times. Busch most recently did it in the spring.

The closest margin of victory in a Nationwide event at Phoenix happened in November 2008 when Edwards beat Denny Hamlin by just 0.096 seconds.

Sam Hornish Jr. is the only driver who scored his first career Nationwide victory at Phoenix (Nov. 12, 2011). He enters this race just six points behind leader Austin Dillon.

The 2013 Nationwide season concludes with the Nov. 16 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regan Smith won last year's event there.

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