#1- Jamie McMurray - McMurray has made 18 starts at Phoenix International Raceway. In those 18 starts, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has accumulated one top-five, two top-10 finishes. McMurray has completed 5,294 out of a possible 5,686 laps (93%) with a total of 29 laps led. He has an average start and finish position of 16.2 and 21.8, respectively. His best start at the mile oval was second in 2008.
#5- Kasey Kahne - In 16 Cup starts at Phoenix, Kahne has one win, two top-five finishes and five top-10s. He has qualified inside the top 10 during the last three races at the one-mile Avondale, Ariz., oval.
#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose will make his ninth career start at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. His best start (third) and his best finish (eighth) came in the 2011 fall race. Ambrose sits in 18th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into Sunday’s 312-lap event.
#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has one win, eight top-fives, 11 top-10s and has led a total of 555 laps in his 21 career Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix. Stewart has only six finishes outside the top-15. His average start is 13.5, his average finish is 11.8 and he has a lap completion rate of 99.8.
#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer has made 14 previous starts at Phoenix, scoring 2 top fives and 5 top tens. Bowyers best finish at the track was 2nd in April of 2008.
#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has an average starting position of 13.9 and an average finish of 14.1 at Phoenix. He has earned % top fives and 6 top tens in 17 previous races at Phoenix.
#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 20.6 and an average finishing position of 17.8 at Phoenix. In 20 starts, Kenseth has achieved one win, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes, and one pole at Phoenix in the Sprint Cup series.
#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has two top-five finishes and nine top-10s and has led a total of 272 laps in his 15 career Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix. His average Phoenix finish is 14.0.
#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - Hornish will be competing on both Saturday's Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race and Sunday's AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at PIR. Entering this weekend, he has made 17 overall Phoenix starts in the three series. In six IndyCar races, Hornish won twice and had three podium finishes. In his four Nationwide races, he has the big win and the sixth-place finish as highlights. In seven Cup starts, a ninth-place finish in the spring race of 2009 is his best result.
#24- Jeff Gordon - Gordon has 27 previous racea at Phoenix and has earned 3 poles, 2 wins, 10 top 5's, 19 top 10s and an average finish of 10.778. Gordon's most recent win came in February of 2011.
#29- Kevin Harvick - Harvick will make his429th career Sprint Cup Series start and 20th appearance at the one-mile track. The 36-year-old driver swept both events in 2006 and has accumulated five top-five and nine top-10 finishes in his past performances. Harvick maintains a 19.1 average starting position coupled with a 13.5 average finishing position, has completed 99.6 percent (5,976 of 5,998) of the laps contested and is credited with 405 laps led.
#31- Jeff Burton - Sunday’s event marks Burton’s 27th start at the “The Desert Jewel” and 654th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. He has amassed two wins, seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes and led 222 laps at the one-mile oval.
#39- Ryan Newman - Newman has four poles, one win (April 2010), seven top-five finishes and seven top-10s in 20 starts at the one mile oval.
#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya looks to make his 12th start this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. In his previous 11 starts he has led 104 laps and earned one top-five, and two top-10 finishes. Montoya has completed 3,492 out of a possible 3,499 (99%). His best start was fifth previously this year; and he earned his best finish of fifth in 2010. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has an average starting position of 20.3 and an average finishing position of 16.5 at Phoenix International Raceway.
#43- Aric Almirola - Phoenix International Raceway is a good place to continue the run. Almirola earned a 12th-place finish at the Avondale, Ariz., track earlier this season in just his second race in the No. 43 Ford. It’s his best finish among his three Cup Series starts at PIR. He also started from the pole in one of his five Nationwide Series races at the one-mile oval.
#48- Jimmie Johnson - Phoenix Cup Race Notes of Interest: Four wins (November 2007, 2008, 2009 and April 2008). One pole (November 2008). 12 top-five finishes (66.7 percent) and 15 top-10s (83.3 percent) in 18 starts. Has finished every race at Phoenix. Average start of 12.4 and average finish of 5.3. Completed 5,685 of 5,686 laps (99.9 percent) and led 931. Sprint Cup’s best driver rating (118.4 average of a possible 150 points). Sprint Cup’s best in fastest laps run with 506.
#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 20 Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Earnhardt has earned two wins, four top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He also has led 460 laps there. He earned his two wins there back-to-back, going to Victory Lane in November 2003 and November 2004 when Phoenix hosted one Cup event a season.
#99- Carl Edwards - In 16 starts at the one-mile track, Edwards has one win, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. His average start is 11.7 and average finish is 12.6. Edwards has completed 94.3 percent of laps in Cup competition attempted at Phoenix.
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