Camping World 500

Phoenix International Raceway

A stop in the desert for the first time this season is what Sunday brings as the 1-mile track of Phoenix International Raceway looms. Last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway provided all the excitement expected out of a Vegas happening. Brad Keselowski started on the pole and led 89 laps before a wheel issue caused him to lose speed and power in the waning laps of the race and ultimately ceding the lead to Martin Truex Jr. who came away with the win. After the race there were fireworks as well when Kyle Busch decided it was a good idea to settle a score with Joey Logano on pit lane with fists.

Aside from Pocono, with it’s three turns, Phoenix is the most challenging track to set the car up for if you’re a crew chief as there are different banking angles on each set of turns, not including the dogleg. The dogleg part of the course is an especially wide section of track following turn two that allows the drivers to pull...

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