Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series Wypall 200 | Phoenix International Raceway

241835_JPG_large All eyes, both fans and Sprint Cup teams and drivers, will be on this race today.  The two main stories about this race will be; 1) The battle for the Nationwide Championship and 2) How the new racing surface is going to affect the racing on the track.  Of course this may not be exactly in the right order. The Championship is effectively down to Stenhouse and Sadler.  Will the younger driver prevail with youthful enthusiasm or will the seasoned veteran be hungry enough to prevail and win his first Championship? For more on this check out what NASCAR RNR's Troy J had to say. I imagine that there will be more curious eyes peering from the garage area than normal for a Nationwide race because of the new pavement.  Will there be two grooves or just one like pre-paved Bristol?  Will the racing surface hold up or come apart like Texas years ago? And so on ... There will be a lot to learn from today's race and the answers may be hard learned for some of the drivers on the track. For more info and opinion about this subject check out what NASCAR RnR's very own NASCAR Krissy had to say. Starting line-up and 'in-depth race discussion' after the jump - see you there! Star-divide Starting line-up via nascar.com.
POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Suave Men 132.910 27.086 Leader
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford World Financial Group 132.905 27.087 -0.001
3 16 Trevor Bayne Ford Air Hogs 132.758 27.117 -0.031
4 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating 132.734 27.122 -0.036
5 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Alliance Truck Parts 132.358 27.199 -0.113
6 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 132.270 27.217 -0.131
7 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt / Monterey AgResources 132.265 27.218 -0.132
8 20 Ryan Truex* Toyota Martin Truex Jr. Foundation 132.008 27.271 -0.185
9 18 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop 131.975 27.278 -0.192
10 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 131.965 27.280 -0.194
11 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Ford. Drive one. 131.661 27.343 -0.257
12 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 131.449 27.387 -0.301
13 81 Blake Koch* Dodge Daystar.com 131.430 27.391 -0.305
14 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 131.133 27.453 -0.367
15 30 James Buescher Chevrolet Exide Batteries 131.047 27.471 -0.385
16 147 Scott Speed Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 131.009 27.479 -0.393
17 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Millennium Salon / Spa Software & Element Payment Services 130.947 27.492 -0.406
18 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet Great Clips 130.766 27.530 -0.444
19 62 Michael Annett Toyota Oakley / Pilot Flying J 130.416 27.604 -0.518
20 70 David Stremme Chevrolet Foretravel Motorcoach 130.392 27.609 -0.523
21 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 130.317 27.625 -0.539
22 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 130.241 27.641 -0.555
23 182 Reed Sorenson Dodge Foametix / Bullet Liner 130.142 27.662 -0.576
24 11 Brian Scott Toyota Shore Lodge 130.067 27.678 -0.592
25 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 129.954 27.702 -0.616
26 49 Mark Green Chevrolet Acredale Vending 129.580 27.782 -0.696
27 134 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Monster Energy 129.566 27.785 -0.699
28 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 129.538 27.791 -0.705
29 171 Matthew Carter Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 129.408 27.819 -0.733
30 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 129.255 27.852 -0.766
31 104 Tim Andrews Ford Go Green Racing 129.055 27.895 -0.809
32 39 Matt Frahm Ford TSP Powder Coating 129.037 27.899 -0.813
33 141 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 128.963 27.915 -0.829
34 180 D.J. Kennington Dodge Northern Provincial Pipelines 128.788 27.953 -0.867
35 15 Timmy Hill* Ford Poynt / Lilly Trucking of Virginia 128.631 27.987 -0.901
36 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet I Hate Steven Singer 128.438 28.029 -0.943
37 52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet Tilted Kilt Sports Bar 128.393 28.039 -0.953
38 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty BlackOut / Reynolds 128.329 28.053 -0.967
39 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Phoenix Automotive Cores 127.918 28.143 -1.057
40 40 T.J. Duke Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 127.244 28.292 -1.206
41 28 Derrike Cope+ Chevrolet Maxelence 125.274 28.737 -1.651
42 32 Ron Hornaday+ Chevrolet Dollar General 124.057 29.019 -1.933
43 146 Chase Miller Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 128.659 27.981 -0.895
Did Not Qualify
44 113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge Lerner and Rowe 127.060 28.333 -1.247
45 175 Carl Long Ford Rick Ware Racing 126.529 28.452 -1.366
46 142 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 124.827 28.840 -1.754
47 202 Daryl Harr Chevrolet WestWorld Computers 107.985 33.338 -6.252
 

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