10 Phoenix Chevrolet NASCAR Monster Energy Race Facts | Valley Chevy

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Chevrolet Facts

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January 31, 2017 - Avondale, Arizona, USA: Kyle Larson take his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet through the turns during a practice at the Phoenix Test at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ. (Source: Shutterstock) One of the most exciting sporting events to hit Phoenix is undoubtedly the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This year the event takes place on Sunday, March 19th at 1:30 MST. But before the race starts, we thought we'd share some of Chevrolet's most impressive stats regarding the Phoenix International Raceway and its one-mile track.

10 Phoenix Chevrolet NASCAR Monster Energy Race Facts

  1. Jimmie Johnson, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, holds the qualifying track record at PIR with a lap time of 25.147 seconds at 143.158 MPH in his No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS.
  2. Chevrolet has 22 victories at PIR - more than any other automaker.
  3. Six of the last seven races at PIR were won by a Chevrolet driver.
  4. Team Chevy drivers have finished at PIR 106 times in the top-five and 200 in the top-ten.
  5. 45.1% (5,888) of a possible 13,063 laps at PIR were led by a Chevrolet.
  6. Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS, has the PIR record for most pole awards with four fastest laps.
  7. Michael McDowell, Chevrolet SS driver with Leavine Family Racing, hails from Phoenix.
  8. Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS, has won four times at PIR.
  9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS, has taken home four trophies from PIR.
  10. A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at PIR 19 times.

Team Chevy Q&A Session for Fans

Saturday, March 18th:
  • 9:00 a.m. – Brandon Jones and Brendan Gaughan
  • 9:15 a.m. – Ray Black, Jr.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Daniel Hemric
Sunday, March 19th:
  • 9:00 a.m. – Austin Dillon
  • 9:15 a.m. – Jamie McMurray
  • 9:30 a.m. – Michael McDowell
Chevrolet Display Hours of operation: Fri. March 17th - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat. March 18th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sun. March. 19th – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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