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FYI WIRZ: Top 5 in NASCAR with Edwards, Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. Talk Race 2

The 500-meter Subway Fresh Fit 500 on the one-mile, 11- degree track at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona is 2013 season history. Carl Edwards broke a 70-race drought to win the event, while Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. achieved top-five finishes to maintain lofty positions in the 2013 point standings. The recently repaved tri-oval at PIR provided fans with an exciting roar from eager drivers ready to race-test the Gen-6 cars on a much shorter track than Daytona. It’s way too early to call any team trend momentum, but a good start in a long season is a plus that resonates with performers at the top. Likewise, beginning a season with a"DNF" or poor finishes puts a team in a hole,...

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