Lap by Lap: Subway Fresh Fit 500 won by Carl Edwards
by Ashley McCubbin On Sun, Mar. 03, 2013
Carl Edwards would break a 70-race losing streak at Phoenix International Raceway by winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in the No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion.
Lap 1 Mark Martin pulls to the early lead ahead of Kahne. Stenhouse Jr. gets into the wall, continues without too much damage
Lap 4 Martin Kahne Johnson Gordon Stewart Harvick Kenseth Newman Menard and Keselowski
Lap 6 Bowyer passes Keselowski for 10th
Lap 16 Menard passes Newman for eighth
Lap 18 Keselowski passes Bowyer for 10th
Lap 20 Martin Kahne Johnson Gordon Stewart Harvick Kenseth Menard Newman Keselowski
Caution lap 21 Scott Riggs blows a tire and hits the wall. Drivers outside of the top 10 pit.
Restart lap 28 Mark Martin jumps out to the lead with Kahne and Johnson racing side-by-side for second.
Lap 29 Johnson passes Kahne for second.
Lap 30 Martin Johnson Kahne Gordon Harvick Stewart Kenseth Menard Keselowski Newman
Lap 31 Harvick passes Gordon for fourth
Lap 32 Kenseth passes Stewart; Kurt Busch passes Newman for 10th
Lap 36 Kurt Busch says all the gauges are red. May have an engine problem, or an electrical problem
Lap 40 Martin Johnson Kahne Harvick Gordon Kenseth Stewart Menard Keselowski Ku Busch
Lap 42 Keselowski and Ku Busch pass Menard for eighth
Caution lap 48 Kyle Busch spins in turn two after getting out of the groove while racing Edwards for 15th. Busch had made his way up to 15th following starting in the back. Leaders pit while nine cars stayed out. Kahne led Mark Martin off pit road. Bowyer hit Kvapil coming off pit road. Busch goes at least one lap down while getting repairs. Martin Truex Jr. stalled on pit road after a rear axle problem. lap 54 … Biffle Montoya Almirola Stenhouse Yeley Gilliland Martin Kahne Gordon Harvick Kenseth Burton.
Restart lap 56 Biffle and Montoya side-by-side for the lead
Lap 57 Montoya wiggles, allowing Biffle to head out to the lead
Lap 58 Biffle Montoya Stenhouse Almirola Gilliland Kahne Harvick Kenseth Martin Gordon
Lap 59 Kahne passes Gilliland for fifth
Lap 60 Biffle Montoya Stenhouse Almirola Kahne Gilliland Harvick Kenseth Martin Gordon
Lap 62 Harvick passes Gilliland
Lap 64 Mark Martin pits for right side tires due to a loose wheel. Montoya passes Biffle for the lead. Caution as Dave Blaney hits the wall virtue of David Stremme. Mark Martin gets the lucky dog. Some cars pit.
Lap 69 Montoya leads Biffle Stenhouse Almirola Kahne
Restart lap 70 as Biffle grabs the lead ahead of Montoya and Almirola
Lap 71 Biffle Almirola Montoya Harvick Stenhouse Kahne Kenseth Gilliland Edwards Gordon…..Harvick looking for a way around Montoya for third
Lap 73 Harvick clears Montoya for third; Kahne and Kenseth pass Stenhouse
Lap 75 Biffle Almirola Harvick Montoya Kahne Kenseth Stenhouse Edwards Gordon Gilliland
Lap 78 Burton and Keselowski pass Gilliland; Edwards passes Stenhouse
Lap 79 Kahne passes Montoya
Lap 80 Biffle Almirola Harvick Kahne Montoya Kenseth Edwards Gordon Stenhouse Burton
Caution lap 98 Ryan Newman slaps the wall after tire went flat due to melted bead as a result of excessive brake heat. Joe Nemechek gets the free pass. Leaders head down pit road. Edwards leads Keselowski Stewart Johnson Smith Bowyer Earnhardt off pit road. Mark Martin stays out to take the lead
Restart lap 104 Mark Martin grabs the lead ahead of Keselowski
Lap 105 Martin leads Keselowski Edwards Stewart Johnson Ku Busch Bowyer Earnhardt Harvick Almirola
Lap 111 Bowyer passes Busch
Lap 115 Stewart passes Edwards
Lap 127 Martin Keselowski Stewart Edwards Johnson Bowyer Ku Busch Earnhardt Jr Harvick Almirola….Keselowski passes Martin for the lead
Lap 139 Keselowski leads Martin Stewart Edwards Johnson Ku Busch Bowyer Earnhardt Harvick Almirola
Caution lap 141 Newman gets into the wall in turn one. Another melted bead. Leaders pit. Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Harvick Hamlin Almirola Kenseth off pit road.
Restart lap 147 Edwards pull ahead with Johnson and Earnhardt side-by-side for second. Johnson clears Earnhard through the dog leg.
Lap 149 Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Harvick Hamlin Almirola Kahne Kenseth Biffle Ku Busch. Kenseth passes Kahne through turns three and four.
Lap 156 Ku Busch passes Biffle for ninth
Lap 158 Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Jr Harvick Hamin Kenseth Almirola Kahne Ku Busch Biffle
Lap 161 Kahne passes Almirola
Lap 165 Logano passes Biffle
Lap 166 Kenseth passes Hamlin
Lap 176 Edwards Johnson Earnhardt Harvick Kenseth Hamlin Kahne Ku Busch Almirola Keselowski
Lap 177 Ku Busch passes Kahne for seventh
Lap 180 Keselowski passes Almirola so its now Edwards leading Johnson Earnhardt Harvick Kenseth Hamlin Ku Busch Kahne Keselowski Almirola…..Kahne went up the track quickly, overshooting the corner. He falls back to 11th
Lap 182 Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Jr Harvick Kenseth Hamlin Ku Busch Keselowski Almirola Logano
Caution lap 184 Danica Harvick destroys her car after blowing a right front. She hits the wall, and then makes contact with David Regan. Danica: “I’m OK, but it was a huge, huge hit.” Tony Gibson: “Just as long as you’re OK.” Leaders pit. Earnhardt Jr. first off pit road ahead of Edwards Johnson Kenseth Hamlin Keselowski Ku Busch Harvick Bowyer and McMurray.
Restart lap 194 Earnhardt Jr. clear out in front as Johnson grabs second from Edwards
Lap 199 Kenseth passes Edwards for fourth
Lap 203 Earnhardt leads Johnson Kenseth Edwards Keselowski Bowyer Harvick Ku Busch Gordon
97 to go Earnhardt leads Johnson Kenseth Edwards Keselowski Hamlin Bowyer Harvick Gordon Ku Busch
79 to go Earnhardt leads Johnson Kenseth Edwards Keselowski Hamlin Bowyer Harvick Gordon Stewart
Caution 76 to go David Gilliland has a right front go down. Kyle Busch gets the lucky dog. Leaders pit. Edwards leads Earnhardt Jr. Johnson Hamlin Bowyer Keselowski off of pit road.
Restart 70 to go Earnhardt spins the tires, Edwards scoots away. Johnson grabs second from Earnhardt
68 to go Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Hamlin Bowyer Keselowski Harvick Kenseth Stewart Gordon
67 to go Stewart passes Kenseth for eighth
66 to go Logano passes Gordon for 10th
65 to go Kyle Busch gets up into the wall, keeps going, no caution.
60 to go Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Hamlin Bowyer Keselowski Harvick Stewart Kenseth Logano
54 to go Keselowski passes Bowyer. Kenseth passes Stewart.
50 to go Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Hamlin Keselowski Bowyer Harvick Kenseth Stewart Logano
49 to go Kenseth passes Harvick for seventh
48 to go Stewart passes Harvick for eighth
47 to go Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Hamlin Keselowski Bowyer Kenseth Stewart Harvick Logano
42 to go Edwards leads Johnson Earnhardt Keselowski Hamlin Bowyer Kenseth Stewart Harvick Gordon
39 to go Keselowski passes Earnhardt for third
30 to go Edwards leads Johnson Keselowski Earnhardt Hamlin Bowyer Kenseth Stewart Gordon Burton
5 to go Logano is off the pace – out of gas.
Caution 3 to go Ken Schrader blew a right front. Leaders stay out. Landon Cassil stalls on the backstretch, out of gas.
Restart. Edwards goes, Keselowski on the bumper with the shove. Edwards to the lead, Keselowski side-by-side with Johnson. Hamlin down the short cut, gets up to side-by-side with Johnson for second. Johnson barely beats Edwards to the line.
Edwards. Johnson. Hamlin. Keselowski. Earnhardt. Bowyer, Kenseth. Stewart. Gordon. Burton.