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2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600

The 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race that was held on April 10, 2010 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. It was the seventh race of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The event began at 7:30 p.m. EDT. It was televised live in the United States on Fox and its U.S. radio coverage was broadcast on Motor Racing Network starting at 6:30 p.m. EDT.[1] It was also the longest race held there since 1988.[2]

The race, contested over 378 laps, was won by Ryan Newman from Stewart Haas Racing, after starting fourteenth to A. J. Allmendinger.[3] Jeff Gordon finished second in a Chevrolet, ahead of Jimmie Johnson in third.[4] The race had a total of nine cautions and twenty lead changes among thirteen different drivers.[5]

Race report

Practices and qualifying

During the first practice the fastest cars were Denny Hamlin, Michael McDowell, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.;[6] near the end of the practice session Tony Stewart lost control of his car. The second practice began with several spins by such drivers as Kyle Busch, Marcos Ambrose, and Jimmie Johnson. The fastest in the session were Jeff Gordon, A. J. Allmendinger, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, and Jeff Burton.[7] During qualifying, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position[8] while David Stremme, Aric Almirola, Mike Bliss, and Brandon Ash did not qualify.[9]

Race summary

The pre race ceremonies started with a moment of silence for the fallen coal miners in West Virginia; then Phoenix International Raceway's chaplain Ken Bowers gave the invocation. The national anthem, played on the trumpet, was performed by Dr. Jesse McGuire. To start the engines, professional boxer and grand marshal Laila Ali delivered the command.[10] At 7:46 p.m EST, A.J. Allmendinger, in the pole position, led the field for the green flag. After 14 laps, the first caution came out because Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch made contact. On lap 22, Ryan Newman led them to the green flag, but the second caution came out one lap later because Jamie McMurray spun out. On the restart, on lap 29, Tony Stewart led them to the green flag. Stewart led until Juan Pablo Montoya passed him on lap 38. Then on lap 58, Brian Vickers spun and slammed the outside wall bringing out the third caution. Montoya led them to the restart on lap 63. After the restart the race went green flag for 72 laps.[11]


During the long run, Jimmie Johnson passed Montoya on lap 130 as green flag pit stops were under way. Montoya received the lead after the pit stops, but a lap later the fourth caution came out because of debris. The green flag was given on lap 148, with Montoya the leader. On lap 149, Jimmie Johnson passed Montoya for the lead. After the lead change, the race underwent a green flag run until lap 190 when the fifth caution came out as a result of oil on the track in turn two. Everyone on the lead lap made changes to their car; Jimmie Johnson kept the lead coming off pit road. Shortly after the restart on lap 196, the sixth caution came out because Brad Keselowski slammed into the wall. The restart happened on lap 201 with Jimmie Johnson the leader. After the restart, the race had a run of green flag laps which ended because of the seventh caution on lap 256, caused by David Reutimann spinning out.[11]

On the restart after the seventh caution, Jimmie Johnson led them to the flag on lap 262, but because of a faulty restart, Kyle Busch passed him. After the restart, the race had a 52 lap green flag run which ended because of the eighth caution due to Travis Kvapil's engine problems. The restart occurred on lap 321, with Kyle Busch in the lead. Kyle Busch led until lap 372 when the ninth caution came out because Scott Riggs had tire problems. All the leaders pitted, but while the top six replaced two tires, the rest changed all four. On the restart, Jeff Gordon led them to the green flag with two laps to go. Ryan Newman passed Gordon before taking the white flag. Newman won his first race since the 2008 Daytona 500. The win was also his first of the 2010 season.[11]

Race results

Pos Car Driver Team Make Sponsor Starting Pos
1 39 Ryan Newman[4] Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Tornados 14
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet DuPont 10
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's 16
4 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 23
5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Target 7
6 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford Crown Royal Black 27
7 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford Subway 9
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota M&M's 17
9 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 25
10 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota The Home Depot 6
11 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota Kingsford / Bush's Beans 4
12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet National Guard / AMP Energy 5
13 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 24
14 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota BAMVIP.com / Blake Shelton 33
15 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Valvoline 1
16 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge Abyss by Mobigloo 22
17 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Ford NAPA Auto Parts 8
18 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge Mobil 1 3
19 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford UPS 29
20 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Best Western 39
21 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Toyota Red Bull 2
22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3M 30
23 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Office Depot "Greener Shipping" / Old Spice 11
24 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 13
25 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Caterpillar 15
26 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 28
27 71 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Taxslayer.com 40
28 90 Scott Riggs Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet No Sponsor 35
29 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Moen / Menard's 32
30 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota FedEx Ground / March of Dimes 26
31 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Stanley 38
32 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford Taco Bell 36
33 38 Kevin Conway Front Row Motorsports Ford ExtenZe 42
34 46 Terry Cook Whitney Motorsports Dodge No Sponsor 43
35 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge Miller Lite 19
36 34 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford Long John Silver's 41
37 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Toyota Red Bull 21
38 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota PetSmart / 21st Century "The Future of Pet Health" 18
39 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Budweiser 20
40 13 Max Papis Germain Racing Toyota GEICO 34
41 35 Johnny Sauter Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet No Sponsor 37
42 55 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota No Sponsor 31
43 66 Michael McDowell Prism Motorsports Toyota No Sponsor 12

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