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William Byron wins 2nd consecutive NASCAR Cup Series Race at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE – AZ – March 12, 2023 – Anthony Holbrook

Phoenix Raceway is classified as a tri-oval track with variable banking between 9-11 degrees at the corners and a distinctive bend on the backstretch known as “the Dogleg”.  Even though ISM Raceway opened in 1964, a NASCAR Series race was not hosted by Phoenix Raceway until the Checker 500 in 1988.  While viewing a race, fans are treated with the astonishing dessert scenery.

Odds favorite Kyle Larson solidified his qualifying lap with a dominating Friday afternoon practice lap of 131.258 mph.

Stage 1 Recap: – 2023 United Rentals Work United 500

Pole sitter Kyle Larson accompanied with Teammate William Byron, guard the gate after the drop of the green flag, in the Valley of the Ssun.

William Byron advances to the post after Larson elevates up the track.  A Stage changing opportunity for William Byron to prosper onward to Stage 1 honors.

Stage 1 Results: – 2023 United Rentals Work United 500

1. William Byron

2. Kyle Larson

3. Christopher Bell

4. Denny Hamlin

5. Tyler Reddick

6. Ryan Blaney

7. Ross Chastain

8. Kevin Harvick

9. Brad Keselowski

10. Kyle Busch

Stage 2 Recap: – 2023 United Rentals Work United 500

Kyle Larson continues to proclaim force of contention, dominating Stage 2.

Stage 2 Results: – 2023 United Rentals Work United 500

1. Kyle Larson

2. William Byron

3. Kevin Harvick

4. Brad Keselowski

5. Tyler Reddick

6. Denny Hamlin

7. Christopher Bell

8. Ryan Blaney

9. Ross Chastain

10. Chase Briscoe

Final Stage Recap – 2023 United Rentals Work United 500

Counting 10 circuits remaining, a flat tire with debri from Harrison Burton’s Wood Brother Racing Ford invites a caution flag.  2014 Cup Champion Kevin Harvick leads the field into pit for 4 fresh Goodyears.  Kyle Larson, William Byron, Ryan Blaney counter Kevin Harvick’s scheme and opts for only two tires!

Kyle Larson efficient pit service will excel his Hendrick’s Chevy out of pit service on top.

Overtime Restart: Kyle Larson attempts to protect his position utilizing every inch of the raceway warding off approaching danger.

William Byron strategy to overtake Kyle Larson on the final white Lap was endorsed by Tyler Reddick’s chrome horn at the outside lane.  Reddick’s bump, bolts William Byron in front of Kyle Larson, onward to the United Rentals Work United 500 Checker flag.

William Byron steals the deal with a Win at Phoenix Raceway!

Phoenix Raceway

NASCAR Cup Series

United Rentals Work United 500

March 12, 2023


Pos | Driver

1. William Byron

2. Ryan Blaney

3. Tyler Reddick

4. Kyle Larson

5. Kevin Harvick

6. Christopher Bell

7. Chase Briscoe

8. Kyle Busch

9. Alex Bowman

10. Josh Berry

11. Joey Logano

12. Ryan Preece

13. Michael McDowell

14. Bubba Wallace

15. Chris Buescher

16. Austin Dillon

17. Martin Truex Jr

18. Brad Keselowski

19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

20. AJ Allmendinger

21. Erik Jones

22. Daniel Suarez

23. Denny Hamlin

24. Ross Chastain

25. Austin Cindric

26. Corey LaJoie

27. Justin Haley

28. Ty Gibbs

29. Noah Gragson

30. Ty Dillon

31. Zane Smith

32. Todd Gilliland

33. Aric Almirola

34. Cody Ware

35. Harrison Burton

36. BJ McLeod

NASCAR Cup Series relocates to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Ambetter Health 400

Sunday, March 19th 2023, 3:00 p.m. EST.  

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