NASCAR By the Numbers: Dueling in the Phoenix desert

Phoenix was the site of the second to last NASCAR race weekend, one championship was all but wrapped up while another is still up in the air. Looking at the numbers, let’s see how the weekend played out for the contenders.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Wypall 200:

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. now has the championship in the bag, just needing a 37th or better finish to clench the title.

Elliott Sadler fell to –41 points behind after a deliberate crash by Jason Leffler. Crashes in the last two races (Nationwide and Trucks) have cost Kevin Harvick Inc. the chance at two championships this season.

1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
2. Elliott Sadler 41
3. Justin Allgaier 105
4. Aric Almirola 120
5. Reed Sorenson 136
6. Jason Leffler 183
7. Kenny Wallace 227
8. Michael Annett 261
9.  Brian Scott 267
10. Steven Wallace 268
11. Trevor Bayne 320
12. Mike Bliss 379
13. Mike Wallace 426
14. Joe Nemechek 452
15. Jeremy Clements 509

Biggest mover: Michael Annett +2

Up next: The season wraps up at Homestead Miami with the Ford 300 on Saturday at 4:30 pm on ESPN2.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500:

The Sprint Cup championship is going down to the wire, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart will be dueling to the last lap at Homestead.

1. Carl Edwards
2. Tony Stewart 3
3. Kevin Harvick 51
4. Brad Keselowski 65
5. Jimmie Johnson 68
6. Matt Kenseth 70
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 102
8. Kurt Busch 107
9. Ryan Newman 107
10. Denny Hamlin 110
11. Jeff Gordon 112
12. Kyle Busch 135
13. Clint Bowyer 1350
14. Kasey Kahne 1355
15. Greg Biffle 1372

Biggest mover: Ryan Newman +3
Biggest losses: Jeff Gordon –3 and Matt Kenseth –2

Up next: It all comes down to the Ford 400 on Sunday; tune into ESPN at 3pm est. on Sunday to see who walks away with the biggest prize of them all.
NASCAR By the Numbers: Dueling in the Phoenix desert NASCAR By the Numbers: Dueling in the Phoenix desert Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, November 14, 2011 Rating: 5