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NASCAR Cup Series race number 36 of 36
Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:00
Average speed: 112.096 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: 2.740 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19
Green flag passes: 2,641 (9.3 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2020 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2020 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 19   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312running153405
2 32   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford312running16351
3 222   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford312running125341
4 411   Denny Hamlin FedEx   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota312running0330
52648   Jimmie Johnson Ally / #OneFinalTime   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312running4370
6 512   Ryan Blaney Menards / Moen   (Roger Penske)Ford312running1430
7114   Kevin Harvick Busch Light   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford312running0300
81221   Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford312running1320
92524   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312running0290
101319   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats & ATVs   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota312running0270
11 818   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota312running0340
12 71   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet312running4310
131010   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford311running7240
14 914   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / Haas CNC   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford311running0260
152343   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet311running0220
16 688   Alex Bowman ChevyGoods.com / Truck Hero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet311running0250
171795   Christopher Bell Rheem / Smurfit Kappa   (Leavine Family Racing)Toyota311running0200
18183   Austin Dillon Dow   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet311running0190
19218   Tyler Reddick I Am Second   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet311running0180
203117   Chris Buescher Fastenal / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford311running0170
212213   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet311running0160
221420   Erik Jones DeWalt Atomic   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota311running0150
232934   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Luber Finer   (Bob Jenkins)Ford311running0140
24196   Ryan Newman Guaranteed Rate   (Jack Roush)Ford311running0130
251642   Matt Kenseth Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet311running0120
262738   John Hunter Nemechek Fire Alarm Services   (Bob Jenkins)Ford311running0110
272047   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / Downy Defy Damage   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet310running1100
281541   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford310running090
293515   Brennan Poole Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet309running080
303227   J.J. Yeley Fat Boy Ice Cream   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet306running000
313096   Daniel Suarez Peacock TV - Can't Not Watch   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota306running060
323751   Joey Gase Donate Life Arizona   (Rick Ware)Ford302running000
333653   James Davison Hopegivers   (Rick Ware)Ford302running040
342437   Ryan Preece Honey Nut Cheerios   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet299running030
353877   Josh Bilicki RacingForTheTruth.com   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet296running000
363366   Timmy Hill RoofClaim.com   (Carl Long)Toyota288running000
37397   Garrett Smithley Victory Lane Oil Change / Kendall Oil   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet261rear end000
382832   Corey LaJoie Pala Casino   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford215suspension010
393400   Quin Houff Creek Enterprises   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet149handling010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #22, 11, 9, 2, 12, 18, 88, 14, 1, 21
Top 10 in Stage 2: #2, 9, 22, 11, 12, 48, 1, 18, 21, 24

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Chase Elliott9inspection failures
Brennan Poole15inspection failures

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCCody Ware27Fat BoyRick WareChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13131  
32365   competition#15
377640  
77837   end of stage 1#15
8416178  
1621676   #53 accident turn 2#88
16819124  
1922009   end of stage 2#15
201312112  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.7%             Average green flag run: 57.0 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joey Logano13232
  Ryan Blaney33331
  Joey Logano347845
  Chase Elliott79791
  Joey Logano8011940
  Chase Elliott12013819
  Jimmie Johnson1391424
  Matt DiBenedetto1431431
  Aric Almirola1441507
  Chase Elliott15116313
  Kurt Busch1641674
  Chase Elliott1681725
  Brad Keselowski17318210
  Chase Elliott1831897
  Brad Keselowski1901956
  Chase Elliott19626065
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.2612611
  Joey Logano2622698
  Chase Elliott27031243

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Chase Elliott 5057    
2   Brad Keselowski 5052   -5  
2   Joey Logano 5052   -5  
4   Denny Hamlin 5049   -8  
5   Kevin Harvick 2410   -2647  
6   Alex Bowman 2371   -2686  
7   Kyle Busch 2341   -2716  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 2341   -2716  
9   Ryan Blaney 2336   -2721  
10   Kurt Busch 2287   -2770  
11   Austin Dillon 2277   -2780  
12   Clint Bowyer 2254   -2803  
13   Matt DiBenedetto 2249   -2808  
14   William Byron 2247   -2810  
15   Aric Almirola 2235   -2822  
16   Cole Custer 2202   -2855  
17   Erik Jones 873   -4184  
18   Jimmie Johnson 836   -4221  
19   Tyler Reddick 780   -4277  
20   Christopher Bell 678   -4379  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 1401    
2   Denny Hamlin 1310   -91  
3   Chase Elliott 1265   -136  
4   Brad Keselowski 1264   -137  
5   Joey Logano 1251   -150  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 1211   -190  
7   Ryan Blaney 1181   -220  
8   Kyle Busch 1061   -340  
9   Alex Bowman 1054   -347  
10   Kurt Busch 991   -410  
11   Aric Almirola 989   -412  
12   Clint Bowyer 961   -440  
13   William Byron 916   -485  
14   Matt DiBenedetto 915   -486  
15   Erik Jones 873   -528  
16   Austin Dillon 845   -556  
17   Jimmie Johnson 836   -565  
18   Tyler Reddick 780   -621  
19   Christopher Bell 678   -723  
20   Cole Custer 673   -728