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NASCAR Phoenix 2016: Start time, TV schedule and live stream for Good Sam 500(k)

NASCAR moves to Phoenix on Sunday for the second stop of its West Coast swing.

Thirty-nine drivers and their teams will battle Phoenix International Raceway when the green flag waves at approximately 3:44 p.m. on Sunday. The Good Sam 500(k) can be viewed on FOX, with prerace coverage beginning at 3 p.m.

Drivers should be in for much different conditions than when they qualified on Friday. The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-70s at the desert track, or about 20 degrees cooler than two days prior.

"I think today is kind of its own beast because there is not going to be a ton of rubber," said Kevin Harvick, a seven-time winner at the track whose streak of four was finally snapped last November during the Chase for the Sprint Cup race. "There is going to be rubber on the race track, but it's not going to be as much as there will be come Sunday morning.

"Tomorrow is really when things kind of kick into gear as far as getting your race set-up and everything situated for the weekend."

Harvick qualified 18th, with a sweep of the top three spots recorded by Joe Gibbs Racing: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin. Harvick was much better during practice on the one-mile tri-oval Saturday, however, posting the second-fastest lap behind only Kurt Busch during the second session and the best time during the final one. In fact, Chevrolet drivers answered Toyota's challenge well. Five of the top six times posted during the Happy Hour session were owned by Chevy.

As much as teams will be battling each other, however, they'll also be continuing to adjust to the new downforce package. It resulted in a fun race in Atlanta two weeks ago, but a bit of a letdown last weekend at Las Vegas.

"That is really the team's job to make the cars better and make things continuously get better," Harvick said. "I think as you look at Atlanta and you look at Las Vegas I think as we move forward I think that everything is going to continue to get better just for the fact that Goodyear is going to get a better idea of how far they can go on the tires."

If you can't watch the race on television, you can stream it on a device of your choice from Fox Sports Go.

Good Sam 500(k)

Race Information

Start time: Green flag approximately 3:44 p.m. (ET), Sunday

Location: Phoenix International Raceway

Track dimensions: 1.0 mile tri-oval

Length: 312 laps

March 2015 winner: Kevin Harvick

November 2015 winner: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


2 p.m. RaceDay coverage on Fox Sports 1

3 p.m. prerace coverage on FOX

3:30 p.m. race coverage on FOX


Fox Sports Go


Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Ch. 90

Starting Grid

Starting position Car Driver Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch 138.387
2 19 Carl Edwards 137.515
3 11 Denny Hamlin 137.426
4 41 Kurt Busch 137.394
5 48 Jimmie Johnson* 137.174
6 20 Matt Kenseth 137.174
7 42 Kyle Larson 137.033
8 78 Martin Truex Jr 136.934
9 22 Joey Logano 136.773
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 136.752
11 1 Jamie McMurray 136.555
12 21 Ryan Blaney 136.307
13 16 Greg Biffle 137.247
14 43 Aric Almirola 137.216
15 3 Austin Dillon 137.091
16 27 Paul Menard 137.028
17 24 Chase Elliott 136.971
18 4 Kevin Harvick 136.893
19 2 Brad Keselowski 136.851
20 31 Ryan Newman 136.576
21 6 Trevor Bayne 136.503
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 136.488
23 83 Matt DiBenedetto 136.395
24 5 Kasey Kahne* 137.19
25 13 Casey Mears 135.537
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.527
27 38 Landon Cassill 135.394
28 14 Ty Dillon 135.369
29 23 David Ragan 135.206
30 44 Brian Scott 134.917
31 7 Regan Smith 134.514
32 34 Chris Buescher 134.429
33 95 Michael McDowell 134.068
34 98 Cole Whitt 133.67
35 15 Clint Bowyer 133.072
36 10 Danica Patrick 132.895
37 30 Josh Wise 132.797
38 46 Michael Annett* 132.768
39 32 Joey Gase 132.543

*Jimmie Johnson (backup car), Kasey Kahne (engine) and Michael Annett (backup car) will start the race at the back of the pack.