Last weekend’s AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway saw Kevin Harwick up ahead of competition as he surged ahead of team players. The race also saw Jimmie Johnson drop out due to wreckage while a tussle involving Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer teams resulted in both drivers falling out of completion.
Johnson entered the race with a 7 point led over Brad Keselowski but hit a wall during lap 234. His car suffered damage resulting in him spending 38 laps in the garage for repairs which made him finish at 32nd place. Keselowski finished sixth and takes the points lead to Homestead Miami Speedway to be held next Sunday.
Gordon and Bowyer clashed due to Bowyer making contact with Gordon’s car which resulted in a flat tyre with ended in a green and white checkered finish for the rivaling duos. NASCAR had to be halted for track cleanup during which time the fight between Gordon and Bowyer crews ensued at the pits. Harvick on the other hand crossed the finish line first bringing to an end his 44 race winless performance in Sprint Car.