The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series continues its West Coast swing with the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway.
Sunday’s short-track race should be intense, as six active drivers (Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch) have previously captured victories at Phoenix. Kyle Busch led 177 laps at last year’s FanShield 500 on his way to the checkered flag, and he is considered the betting favorite ahead of other contenders like Harvick and Hamlin.
Will one of NASCAR’s heavy hitters find a path to the winner’s circle once again, or will a sleeper make a splash?
Here’s a look at the field for this year’s FanShield 500.
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Phoenix?
Chase Elliott won the pole with a time of 26.065 and a top speed of 138.116. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.
“It’s always a good thing when you can put down a fast lap,” Elliott said. “I just hope tomorrow goes good. That’s always the challenge.”
NASCAR starting lineup at Phoenix
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