WALTRIP "It's a good, racy track. Everybody seems to get a shot at leading and running up front at Texas. It's one of the best races we have on the schedule."
11.11 PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
2011 RECAP KASEY KAHNE ended an 81-race skid, but the Edwards-Stewart duel was the story. After taking second to Stewart's third, Edwards's standings lead was still three points.
TRACK FACT Though 21 drivers have turned more laps at Phoenix since it opened in 1988, no one has led more laps (876) or had more wins (four) than Jimmie Johnson.
EYE ON 2012 Handling is critical at Phoenix, and that usually gives the edge to drivers who have the best car control, such as Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon.
WALTRIP "When the Chase starts out, you have 12 people who have a chance. By the time you get to Phoenix, you almost know that it's going to come down to two drivers."