|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Location||Avondale, Arizona, United States|
|Distance||318.864 mi (513.162 km)|
|Laps||312 (Stage 1: 75|
Stage 2: 75
Stage 3: 162)
|Previous names||Subway Fresh 500|
Subway Fresh Fit 500
Subway Fresh Fit 600
The Profit on CNBC 500 (2014)
CampingWorld.com 500 (2015)
Good Sam 500 (2016)
Camping World 500 (2017)
|Most wins (driver)||Kevin Harvick (5)|
|Most wins (team)||Stewart-Haas Racing (5)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (10)|
|Length||1.022 mi (1.645 km)|
The TicketGuardian 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held annually at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The 312 lap event is one of only four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events measured in kilometers rather than miles or laps (joining the fall Phoenix race, the Charlotte Roval, and both road course events). The 500-kilometer (310 mi) race currently starts at 3:30 p.m. EST and finishes during the day. Kyle Busch is the defending race winner.
Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles. The world's largest governing body for stock car racing is the American NASCAR, and its NASCAR Cup Series is the premier top level series of professional stock car racing. Top level races typically range between 200 to 600 miles in length. The cars were originally production models, but are now highly modified.
ISM Raceway, formerly Phoenix International Raceway is a 1-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona, near Phoenix. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. ISM Raceway has also hosted the CART, IndyCar Series, USAC and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimates, the population of the city is 84,025.
As part of the 2005 NASCAR Realignment, a second date was awarded to Phoenix with Subway sponsorship. As there was already a race sponsored by Subway on the schedule (the now Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville), the name "Subway Fresh 500" was devised to reduce confusion. Subway later added the word "Fit" to the sponsorship to promote its Fresh Fit combo choices. This event swapped dates with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway due to the three race west coast swing, this event used to be race 2 preceding Daytona and Las Vegas before Atlanta took Phoenix's former spot, the Food City 500 at Bristol used to be race 4 before the Food City 500 moved up four weeks due to bad weather, on April 19, 2015.
Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing short track located in Henry County, Ridgeway, Virginia, just to the south of Martinsville. At 0.526 miles (847 m) in length, it is the shortest track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The track was also one of the first paved oval tracks in NASCAR, being built in 1947 by partners H. Clay Earles, Henry Lawrence and Sam Rice per Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 76 on the death of H. Clay Earles. It is also the only race track that has been on the NASCAR circuit from its beginning in 1948. Along with this, Martinsville is the only NASCAR oval track on the entire NASCAR track circuit to have asphalt surfaces on the straightaways, then concrete to cover the turns.
The Food City 500 is an annual 500-lap, 266.5-mile (428.9 km) annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race held at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. This is one of two NASCAR races held at Bristol, the other being the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, and is considered one of NASCAR's best races. It was the first venue of the 2007 NASCAR schedule to host the fifth-generation NASCAR premiership race car, a race won by Kyle Busch.
Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.
With the new 2010 NASCAR start time rule change that starts races only at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, track officials were concerned that the new start time (45 minutes earlier than in the past) would put the majority of the race in the day instead of the planned night. At that time of year in Phoenix, sunset takes place at roughly 7:00 p.m. MST (because Arizona does not observe daylight saving time, this is the same as Pacific Daylight Time). As a result, the race was stretched to 600 km (372.8 mi) so that the extra 100 km (62.1 mi) would take place during the day, and most of the race would still take place at night as planned. However, in 2011, the race moved one week after the Daytona 500 in February. The race returned to 312 laps [513.9 km (319.3 mi)] and was run on Sunday in the daytime for the first time. In 2015, Phoenix moved from the second to the fourth race of the season in mid-March.
The Eastern Time Zone (ET) is a time zone encompassing part or all of 22 states in the eastern part of the contiguous United States, parts of eastern Canada, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, Panama in Central America, and certain Caribbean and Atlantic islands, along with certain countries and parts of countries in South America. Places that use Eastern Standard Time (EST) when observing standard time (autumn/winter) are five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−05:00).
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico. Places in this zone observe standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−08:00). During daylight saving time, a time offset of UTC−07:00 is used.
The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long (805 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the first of two Cup races held every year at Daytona, the second being the Coke Zero 400, and one of three held in Florida, with the annual championship showdown Ford EcoBoost 400 being held at Homestead south of Miami. It is one of the four tapered spacer races on the Cup schedule. The inaugural Daytona 500 was held in 1959 coinciding with the opening of the speedway and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the Cup series.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|2005||April 23||97||Kurt Busch||Roush Racing||Ford||312||312 (502.115)||3:02:16||102.707||Report|
|2006||April 22||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:54:51||107.063||Report|
|2007||April 21||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:48||107.71||Report|
|2008||April 12||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||3:01:14||103.292||Report|
|2009||April 18||5||Mark Martin||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:16||108.042||Report|
|2010||April 10||39||Ryan Newman||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||378*||378 (608.332)||3:48:14||99.372||Report|
|2011||February 27||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||3:01:49||102.961||Report|
|2012||March 4||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||312||312 (502.115)||2:50:35||110.085||Report|
|2013||March 3||99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||316*||316 (508.553)||3:00:15||105.187||Report|
|2014||March 2||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:51:23||109.229||Report|
|2015||March 15||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||312||312 (502.115)||2:57:01||105.753||Report|
|2016||March 13||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||313*||313 (503.724)||2:45:53||113.212||Report|
|2017||March 19||31||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||314*||314 (505.334)||3:00:41||104.271||Report|
|2018||March 11||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||312||312 (502.115)||2:53:13||108.073||Report|
|2019||March 10||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||312||312 (502.115)||3:04:05||101.693||Report|
In North American motorsport, a green–white–checker finish is one in which no yellow caution flag is shown during the final laps. Many race rules require a green–white–checker finish, because no competition may take place, including no passing, while a caution flag is showing. The name alludes to three racing flags:
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|5||Kevin Harvick||2006, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|2||Jeff Gordon||2007, 2011|
|Ryan Newman||2010, 2017|
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|5||Stewart-Haas Racing||2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|4||Hendrick Motorsports||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011|
|2||Roush Fenway Racing||2005, 2013|
|Richard Childress Racing||2006, 2017|
|Joe Gibbs Racing||2012, 2019|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|10||Chevrolet||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|3||Ford||2005, 2013, 2018|
Jeffery Michael Gordon is an American former professional stock car racing driver, currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports. He formerly drove the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015, and served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in select races during the 2016 season.
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. was an American professional auto racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. The third child of racing driver Ralph Earnhardt and Martha Earnhardt, he began his career in 1975 in the World 600 as part of the Winston Cup Series.
William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, is an American farmer, businessman and former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships. He was the second NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
|2005||Fox||Mike Joy|| Darrell Waltrip |
|2016|| Darrell Waltrip |
| Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series |
Auto Club 400
The Advance Auto Parts Clash is an annual invitation-only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series exhibition event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the weekend before the Daytona 500. It is the first competitive event of the season and serves as a kickoff event for the NASCAR portion of Speedweeks.
The Subway 400 was the second race of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season until 2004, held a week after the Daytona 500. This 400-mile (644 km) annual race was sponsored by Subway and was held at North Carolina Speedway since 1966. From 1966 to 1995, a 500-mile (805-km) race was held; the race was known as the Peach Blossom 500 (1966), the Carolina 500 (1967–1985), and the Goodwrench 500 (1986–1995). In 1996, the race was shortened to its current distance of 400 miles; the 400 mile race was called the Goodwrench Service 400 (1996–1997), the GM Goodwrench Service Plus 400 (1998), the Dura Lube/Big K 400 (1999), the Dura Lube/Kmart 400 (2000), the Dura Lube 400 (2001), and the Subway 400 (2002–2004).
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Michael Curtis Waltrip is an American former professional stock car racing driver, racing commentator, and published author. He is the younger brother of three-time NASCAR champion and racing commentator Darrell Waltrip. Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, having won the race in 2001 and 2003. He is also a pre-race analyst for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and color commentator for the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series broadcasts for Fox Sports. He last raced in the 2017 Daytona 500, driving the No. 15 Toyota Camry for Premium Motorsports.
Jeffrey Tyler Burton, nicknamed "The Mayor", is an American former professional stock car racing driver and current racing commentator. He scored 21 career victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including two Coca-Cola 600s in 1999 and 2001 and the 1999 Southern 500. He currently serves as a color commentator for NBC Sports, having joined them upon their return to their coverage of NASCAR. His son Harrison Burton currently competes in the ARCA Menards Series and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His brother Ward Burton and his nephew Jeb Burton have also competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Hendrick Motorsports (HMS), originally named All Star Racing, is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team, created in 1984 by Rick Hendrick, is one of stock car racing's premier organizations. As of 2018, Hendrick Motorsports has won twelve Monster Energy Cup Series owners and drivers championships, three Truck Series owners and drivers titles, and one Nationwide Series drivers crown, 252 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories, 26 Xfinity Series wins, and 26 Camping World Truck Series victories. As of the 2016 season, the team has won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on every track on the current circuit – except for Kentucky Speedway, which has only been on the circuit since 2011.
RCR Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Richard Childress Racing (RCR), is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team is based in Welcome, North Carolina, and is owned and operated by former driver Richard Childress. In the Cup Series, the team currently fields three Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 teams: the No. 3 full-time for Austin Dillon, the No. 8 full-time for Daniel Hemric, and the No. 31 part-time for Tyler Reddick. In the Xfinity Series, the team currently fields two Chevrolet Camaro teams: the No. 2 full-time for Tyler Reddick and the No. 21 part-time for Kaz Grala and Joe Graf Jr.. RCR has had at least one car successfully qualify for every Cup race since 1972, the longest such active streak.
The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season was the 56th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 33rd modern-era Cup series season. The season began on Saturday, February 7, and ended on Sunday, November 21. Kurt Busch with Roush Racing driving a Ford was the Nextel Cup champion.
Steve Letarte is a sportscaster and a former NASCAR crew chief. Born in Cornish, Maine, he is currently employed at NBC Sports as a color analyst on their telecasts for NASCAR. He left Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 season after 20 years with the team. From September 2005 to November 2010, he was the pit crew chief for Jeff Gordon, taking over the No. 24 Chevrolet from Robbie Loomis. From February 2011 to November 2014 he was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s crew chief.
The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season was the 52nd season of professional stock car racing in the United States, the 29th modern-era Cup series, and the final Cup series of the 20th century. The season began on February 13 and ended on November 20. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Bobby Labonte was crowned champion at season's end. The NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship was won by Ford when they captured 14 wins and 234 points to better Pontiac's 11 wins and 213 points. Chevrolet finished third with nine wins and 199 points.
The 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series was the 59th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 36th modern-era Cup series. Beginning on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout, the season ended on November 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford 400. The Chase for the Nextel Cup started with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway and was contested over the final ten races.
Dale Earnhardt was an American race car driver. As a stock car driver in the NASCAR series, he recorded seven Winston Cup championship victories and 76 career wins, including the 1998 Daytona 500. He was killed in a final-lap collision in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2001, in which he crashed into a retaining wall after making contact with Sterling Marlin and Ken Schrader. Earnhardt's death was officially pronounced at the nearby Halifax Medical Center at 5:16 p.m. EST, although he likely died immediately upon impact. At the time of the crash, he was 49 years old. His funeral was held four days later at the Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earnhardt was the fourth NASCAR driver killed by a basilar skull fracture during an eight-month span, following Adam Petty in May 2000, Kenny Irwin, Jr. in July 2000, and Tony Roper in October 2000. Earnhardt's death, seen on a live television broadcast with over 17 million viewers, was highly publicized and resulted in various safety improvements in NASCAR auto racing.
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The FireKeepers Casino 400 is a 400-mile (643.737 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held annually at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. It is the first of two NASCAR Cup Series races at Michigan, with the other one being the Consumers Energy 400 in mid-August.
The 2009 Daytona 500, the 51st running of the event, was held on February 15, 2009 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida as the first points-paying race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the last 500 of the 2000s decade. The race was won by Matt Kenseth, making a car numbered 17 winning the race for the first time in 20 years since Darrell Waltrip's win back in 1989 and the first Daytona 500 win for Roush Fenway Racing. The race was called off with 48 laps to go after a severe rainstorm that had been lingering throughout the area hit the track.
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StarCom Racing (SCR) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, the team currently fields the No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 full-time for Landon Cassill. Veteran NASCAR driver Derrike Cope serves as the team's manager. StarCom Racing has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
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