In the final laps of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix, Kevin Harvick made a late push to catch Denny Hamlin.  Just before the white flag flew with one to go, Kevin’s car ran out of gas and Denny cruised to the checker flag.  Kevin was still able to coast to a second place finish.  The top ten finishers were as follows:

1              Denny Hamlin

2              Kevin Harvick

3              Greg Biffle

4              Jimmie Johnson

5              Brad Keselowski

6              Kyle Busch

7              Martin Truex Jr.

8              Jeff Gordon

9              Mark Martin

10           Joey Logano

Of note, Tony Stewart tried to cut the engine of his car to save on fuel, but when he tried to re-fire it, the engine didn’t start.  I was happy to see Brad Keselowski with a top five finish.  Jimmy Johnson, with his 4th place finish, moved up 12 places to 37th and Brad Keselowski moved up 17 places to 12th.  The top twelve a now as follows:

1              +3           Denny Hamlin

2              +1           Greg Biffle

3              +4           Kevin Harvick

4              -3            Matt Kenseth

5              -3            Dale Earnhardt Jr.

6              +6           Martin Truex Jr.

7              +3           Mark Martin

8              +1           Joey Logano

9              +8           Kyle Busch

10           -2            Carl Edwards

11           +3           Bobby Labonte

12           +17         Brad Keselowski

Next week it is on to Las Vegas…