|November 13, 2016|
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Race: Can-Am 500
Place: Phoenix International Raceway
Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Tune-in: NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 312 miles (312 laps)
What to Watch For: Phoenix marks the penultimate race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and serves as the cutoff event to determine the Championship 4. The Chase Grid currently shakes out as follows: Jimmie Johnson (clinched Championship 4 berth with win at Martinsville), Carl Edwards (clinched Championship 4 berth with win at Texas), Joey Logano (one point ahead of Matt Kenseth on the cutoff line), Kyle Busch (+1), Kenseth (-1), Denny Hamlin (-2), Kevin Harvick (-18) and Kurt Busch (-34). … All six of the Chase drivers vying for one of the final two Championship 4 berths have won at Phoenix except Joey Logano. … Alex Bowman, from Tucson, Arizona, returns to his home state as a substitute in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr. … Since the advent of electronic scoring (1993) the closest margin of victory in the NSCS at Phoenix was earlier this season (3/13/16) when Kevin Harvick beat Carl Edwards to the line by 0.010 seconds.