Pontiac Racing Phoenix chassis notes

10 Aaron's Pontiac driver Johnny Benson has scored five top 11 finishes in the past seven races and one of those (11th) with this chassis in its last outing at New Hampshire. Benson is 14th in the Winston Cup point standings, just 125 out of the...

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Aaron's Pontiac driver Johnny Benson has scored five top 11 finishes in the past seven races and one of those (11th) with this chassis in its last outing at New Hampshire. Benson is 14th in the Winston Cup point standings, just 125 out of the 11th position.

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Conseco Grand Prix driver Rick Mast has three career top 10s here at Phoenix and will go for his fourth this weekend with the chassis he last drove at New Hampshire. His day ended in a DNF there after a crash with 13 laps to go.

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Winston Cup points leader Bobby Labonte is behind the wheel of chassis No. 50 this weekend. It's the same piece that debuted at New Hampshire with a second, scored a hard-fought 10th at Martinsville and a disappointing 20th last time out at Rockingham (flat tire). Labonte would love to improve on last year's third place performance here, which stands as his best career effort at Phoenix.

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Home Depot Pontiac driver Tony Stewart has reached his late-season form again this season as he looks for a sophomore record sixth win this weekend. The defending Phoenix champion owns two wins, three top five and four top 10 finishes in his last five events.

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Ward Burton, who posted his best Phoenix run (13th) last year, needs some good fortune this weekend as he looks for his second straight top 10. In his last six starts Burton has two top 10s, but also has four finishes of 22nd or worse. This weekend he'll run the same chassis he ran at Martinsville when he lost an engine and finished 43rd.

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Mike Bliss scored a 19th and a 28th in his firs two starts with this chassis at New Hampshire and Martinsville, respectively. Bliss, a four-time winner at Phoenix in various divisions, has won Raybestos rookie of the race honors the past two weeks.

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Ken Schrader, who is a two-time pole winner here at Phoenix, is running the chassis he last ran at Martinsville, where he finished 16th. In three other starts with it this year, Schrader has scored a 10th, 12th and 17th, as well. Schrader is looking for his fifth career top 10 at PIR this weekend.

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John Andretti has established some consistency in recent weeks, scoring seven straight finishes of 23rd or better. Andretti, who is running the same chassis he ran two weeks ago at Rockingham, won the pole here last season and went on to finish eighth.

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Steve Grissom will look to get the Hot Wheels Pontiac its 23rd start of the year this weekend at Phoenix. He'll be driving the same piece the team took to Martinsville in October.

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Dave Blaney comes to Phoenix looking to snap a six-race drought without a top 20 finish and will attempt it with the chassis he last ran at Martinsville in October.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Ward Burton , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Johnny Benson , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Mike Bliss , Dave Blaney