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The Cool Down Lap: Phoenix Edition

  The Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway was a little different this year. It began a little earlier and 63 laps were added to the race. I’m not sure of the reasoning behind the changes, but the result was an extremely long and often boring race. But as most NASCAR fans will tell you, the ending is usually worth the wait. Most of the race was led by Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch, both leading 113 laps. Montoya also had a dominant car and led for 105 laps. But in the end, it all came down to strategy. On the last caution, the leaders pitted and decisions were made. Would it be two tires or four? As it turned out, the two tire call was the right one. Jeff Gordon came out first with Ryan Newman in second position....

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