Things can get testy when the NASCAR Cup Series involves Phoenix Raceway.
The brilliant daylight, the rising observe temperatures, the soiled air — all could make the one-mile observe troublesome to traverse. Although not recognized for its wrecks like Daytona or Talladega, “The Desert Oddball” has had its justifiable share of dustups.
Whether it was Jeff Gordon’s wreck that knocked Clint Bowyer out of the 2012 Chase or Denny Hamlin’s spill that devoured contenders Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott in 2019, Phoenix has had moments of insanity.
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Perhaps Sunday will present extra chaos when racers participate within the United Rentals Work United 500. It’s a giant race for extra causes than one: it additionally provides drivers a preview of what’s to return within the Cup Series championship race in November.
Kevin Harvick has achieved unprecedented success at Phoenix, and though the veteran hasn’t gotten off to the most well liked of begins in 2023, he needs to be thought-about among the many favorites merely for that historical past.
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The Sporting News is monitoring dwell updates from the United Rentals Work United 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Below are the highlights and dwell outcomes from all of the motion below the beaming Arizona solar.
United Rentals Work United 500 dwell updates, highlights from 2023 race
(All occasions Eastern)
3:54 p.m.: Joey Logano already getting tight into Martin Truex Jr. Not simply as soon as, however twice. Can’t think about Truex will probably be too proud of the No. 22 automobile’s antics early.
3:49 p.m.: William Byron roars previous Larson to take the lead throughout the first two laps.
3:48 p.m.: Green flag waved at Phoenix Raceway. Kyle Larson main the pack to begin issues.
3:45 p.m.: Kevin Harvick hoping to increase top-10 streak at Las Vegas to twenty straight years. By far the best driver within the observe’s historical past.
3:39 p.m.: Engines began right here at Phoenix. Should be a compelling race.
3:15 p.m.: Zane Smith headed to the rear after encountering a power-steering downside earlier within the day.
Only automobile to the rear to date is the Zane Smith automobile as they needed to restore an influence steering leak this morning. https://t.co/P3hzi7qSTF
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 12, 2023
3:05 p.m.: It’ll be a packed home at this time at Phoenix Raceway.
You heard it right here first…we’re SOLD OUT for the #UnitedRentals500! pic.twitter.com/JfJ6nT0I4K
— Phoenix Raceway (@phoenixraceway) March 12, 2023
Phoenix Raceway broadcasts at this time’s #NASCAR race is a sellout. Fourth straight Phoenix sellout.
NASCAR opens the season with sellouts in three of the primary 4 occasions (Daytona 500, Fontana, Phoenix).
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) March 12, 2023
3:00 p.m.: Kyle Larson seems able to function at this time. Here he’s discussing how he was pleasantly shocked with Hendrick’s efficiency at Phoenix this weekend:
Kyle Larson is on the pole for the race at this time. He was proud of the automobile Saturday as he backed up the quick pace in follow. He was fearful coming into the weekend as a result of Hendrick wasn’t a part of the January check at Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/F3onyxZw1w
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 12, 2023
United Rentals Work United 500 2023 beginning lineup
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1.||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2.||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3.||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4.||Brad Keselowski||6||RFK Racing|
|5.||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6.||Ross Chastain||1||Trackhouse Racing|
|7.||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|8.||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|9.||Kyle Busch||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|10.||Erik Jones||43||Legacy Motor Club|
|11.||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|12.||Tyler Reddick||45||23XI Racing|
|13.||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14.||Ty Gibbs||54||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15.||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|16.||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|17.||Josh Berry||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|18.||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19.||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|20.||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|21.||Chris Buescher||17||RFK Racing|
|22.||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|23.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|24.||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|25.||Ryan Preece||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|26.||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|27.||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|28.||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|29.||Todd Gilliland||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|30.||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|31.||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|32.||Noah Gragson||42||Legacy Motor Club|
|33.||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|34.||Zane Smith||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|35.||Ty Dillon||77||Spire Motorsports|
|36.||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
What channel is the United Rentals Work United 500 on at this time?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: FoxSports activities.com, fuboTV
This yr’s United Rentals Work United 500 will probably be broadcast on Fox within the United States. Canadian viewers can discover the race on TSN5.
Mike Joy will lead the protection, serving because the race’s lap-by-lap announcer. He’ll be joined within the sales space by former Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.
Cord-cutters can discover Sunday’s race on FoxSports activities.com, in addition to fuboTV, which presents a free trial.
What time does the United Rentals Work United 500 begin at this time?
- Date: Sunday, March 12
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. native time)
Sunday’s race is listed to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. native time), however pre-race actions will push the inexperienced flag to three:47 p.m. ET (12:47 p.m. native time).