Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 10) By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Pit strategy put Ryan Newman up front for an overtime restart in the Camping World 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, and he held off Kyle Larson to win on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Newman recorded his first victory in four years and also the first for Richard Childress Racing since 2013, the year before Newman joined the team.
Larson finished second and Kyle Busch was third. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.
Busch was the race leader when the yellow flag waved for the final time, but Busch and the other front-runners pitted while Newman, Stenhouse and Martin Truex Jr. stayed out. Larson, who took two new tires, got off pit road ahead of Busch but couldn’t catch Newman.
After the caution that signaled the end of the second stage of the race on lap 150, Busch restarted fourth. With 122 laps remaining, he got by Larson for second.
Busch then took the lead from Chase Elliott by getting off pit road first during a caution for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth with 121 laps remaining. Busch ran up front until the final
caution of the race.
Elliott was the leader at the end of the second 75-lap stage, with a nearly three-second lead on second-place Larson. It was the first stage win of the year for Chevrolet.
Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Keselowski were third through fifth, respectively, at the end of stage two.
After Joey Logano started on the pole and led the entire way in stage one and got off pit road first during the caution between the first two stages, Elliott and Larson took Logano three-wide on lap
84. Elliott came out with the lead and Larson was second.
A pit road speeding penalty on Logano during a lap 118 caution resulted in Logano running outside the top 10 at the end of stage two. He ran in the back of the top-20 for most of the remainder of
the race and blew a right-front tire to bring out the eighth and final caution of the race on lap 306.
Larson was second at the end of the first stage and Elliott was fourth behind Keselowski. But once Elliott and Larson got by Logano early in the second stage, they maintained their positions throughout the second 75 laps.
Finishing sixth through 10th were Kevin Harvick, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 10)