Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Phoenix: News of note, schedule

Although Phoenix International Raceway is one of three 1-mile oval tracks in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, it has characteristics unlike any of the others. The track has different banking in Turns 1 and 2 than in Turns 3 and 4. It also has a 'dogleg' in the backstretch that makes navigating the track more difficult.

In addition, this will be the first Car of Tomorrow race at a 1-mile track. So what will be expected?

First and foremost, teams need to take their information from the recent Richmond test a......

.....Edwards' passes at Phoenix are key and timely. He's tied for the top "Closer" at Phoenix -- he has improved 12 positions in the last 10% of the four races. Also, his 105 Quality Passes -- passes of cars in the top 15 under green flag conditions -- are second only to Ryan Newman's 111. .........


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