Sprint Cup Series Can-Am 500

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.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.