NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway Part 3

I wanted to finish off the NASCAR Sprint Cup SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 images before I moved on to some other images, but it turns out I just have way too many images to post them all in one story.  I’ll post another group and hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

During the opening laps of the race everything was getting a little mundane, with the cars just going around, and around. The cars were a bit bunched up and things were very exciting for us photographers because every time the group of cars came by a big cloud of dust and track debris would get sucked behind them and pelt us photographers and our gear which is a bit like being in a sandstorm/dust storm.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Kurt Busch in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge was looking good with a decent mid-pack car, until . . .

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Kasey Kahne backed the No. 9 Budweiser Ford into the wall and clipped Kurt Busch’s car causing both of them to come into the pits for the first caution of the race.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Kurt Busch made it to his pit box with only minor damage as Kasey Kahne limped his damaged car down pit road.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Kurt Busch’s crew chief Steve Addington seems less-than-thrilled with how thing are unfolding for his driver.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Kasey Kahne’s pit crew go to work on his damaged No. 9 Budweiser Ford in hopes of completing the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 race.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

With the caution flag out and the pits open, pit road turns into a frenzy of activity as teams rush to change tires and fuel the cars and get them back out on the track before the other drivers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Office Depot / Old Spice Chevrolet wins the race off pit road with Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet hot on his tail.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Tony Stewart was really working hard to keep Juan Pablo behind him . . .

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

A few laps later both Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet and Joey Logano in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota would get past Tony “Smoke” Stewart.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Juan Pablo was looking good for a while, but remember this is a long race and as the sun sets track conditions can change.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Scott Speed in the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota was running fast for little while, but couldn’t keep the pace.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Even Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet was looking strong for a little while, but there was lots of racing left to do on this night . . .

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