There was a reason we were all very excited for the race in Phoenix and it was a show. The new aero package in full effect with 750 horsepower and full downforce on a track with six different lines around gave us the passing galore we were expecting. Most of the race was decided on the track though there were still some pit penalties and on the very first lap of the race there was a start violation as Chase Elliott beat pole sitter Ryan Blaney to the start/finish line was isn’t allowed and therefore had to do a pass-through penalty down pit road. In the end, Kyle Busch nailed down his first win of the Cup season and a weekend sweep for the first time this year.


Large-Field GPP

The “$150K Slingshot” contest had a three dollar entry fee with a 20-entry max for the 59,453-entry contest which paid winnings to the top 14,640 finishing spots. All 36 drivers in the field were played in this contest including the two drivers making their Cup debuts in Quin Houff and...