Kahne wins Phoenix, Edwards leads points

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Monday 14th November, 2011 - 9:05am

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Kasey Kahne celebrates at Phoenix

Kasey Kahne has won the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix, but it was the third place finish for Carl Edwards that has him in the box seat heading to the final race in Miami next weekend.

Edwards will take a three-point lead to the Ford 400 after finishing second, while championship challenger Tony Stewart finished in third place after passing Burton on the final corner.

The win for Kahne was only the second victory for the Red Bull Toyota team, which has announced that it will not be continuing in the Sprint Cup in 2012.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished in eighth position, just one spot behind team-mate AJ Allmendinger.

Pole sitter Matt Kenseth was challenging for the lead throughout the first half of the race, but his hopes were dashed when Brian Vickers pushed him into the fence to continue their feud from Martinsville two weeks ago.

After being benched by NASCAR last weekend in Texas for his truck race clash, Kyle Bush had a shocking weekend with engine failure ending his afternoon early.

See below for the full race result

FIN

ST

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 10 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 47/1 312 Running
2 9 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 43/1 312 Running
3 8 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 43/2 312 Running
4 14 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar Global Mining 40/0 312 Running
5 30 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army Veterans Day 39/0 312 Running
6 2 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Wix Filters 38/0 312 Running
7 7 David Reutimann Toyota Tums 37/0 312 Running
8 3 Marcos Ambrose Ford Dewalt 36/0 312 Running
9 11 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak / Menards 35/0 312 Running
10 28 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios “Send Cheer” 34/0 312 Running
11 25 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 33/0 312 Running
12 33 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 32/0 312 Running
13 29 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Meguiars 31/0 312 Running
14 16 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 30/0 312 Running
15 26 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 29/0 312 Running
16 4 Mark Martin Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 28/0 312 Running
17 6 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 27/0 312 Running
18 12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 27/1 312 Running
19 27 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 25/0 312 Running
20 5 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 24/0 312 Running
21 31 Bobby Labonte Toyota Wounded Warrior Project 23/0 312 Running
22 17 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 23/1 312 Running
23 18 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 21/0 312 Running
24 22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Retro Diet Mountain Dew 20/0 310 Running
25 19 Cole Whitt Toyota Red Bull Racing Team 0 310 Running
26 38 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 18/0 309 Running
27 43 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Big Red 17/0 309 Running
28 41 J.J. Yeley Ford Vampt 17/1 309 Running
29 21 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today 0 309 Running
30 39 Mike Bliss Ford Veterans United Home Loans 0 308 Running
31 42 David Gilliland Ford Front Row Motorsports 13/0 307 Running
32 23 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 12/0 306 Running
33 13 David Ragan Ford UPS My Choice 11/0 298 Running
34 1 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 11/1 238 In Pit
35 20 Robby Gordon Dodge Speed Energy 9/0 218 In Pit
36 34 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 8/0 188 Out of Race
37 40 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet Luke & Associates 7/0 153 In Pit
38 15 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 6/0 62 In Pit
39 24 Scott Speed Ford Green Stuff Absorbent 0 60 Out of Race
40 35 Michael McDowell Toyota HP Racing LLC 4/0 46 In Pit
41 32 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 0 30 In Pit
42 36 Mike Skinner Ford Max Q Motorsports 0 25 In Pit
43 37 Travis Kvapil Ford Aloft Hotels 0 20 In Pit

See below for the updated points standings

RANK

DRIVER

POINTS

1 Carl Edwards 2359
2 Tony Stewart 2356
3 Kevin Harvick 2308
4 Brad Keselowski 2294
5 Jimmie Johnson 2291
6 Matt Kenseth 2289
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2257
8 Kurt Busch 2252
9 Ryan Newman 2252
10 Denny Hamlin 2249
11 Jeff Gordon 2247
12 Kyle Busch 2224
13 Clint Bowyer 1009
14 Kasey Kahne 1004
15 Greg Biffle 987
16 A.J. Allmendinger 984
17 Marcos Ambrose 931
18 Paul Menard 919
19 Juan Montoya 918
20 Mark Martin 910
21 David Ragan 900
22 Jeff Burton 900
23 Martin Truex Jr. 895
24 Joey Logano 877
25 Brian Vickers 819
26 Regan Smith 789
27 Jamie McMurray 765
28 David Reutimann 731
29 Bobby Labonte 653
30 David Gilliland 560
31 Casey Mears 523
32 Dave Blaney 492
33 Andy Lally* 398
34 Robby Gordon 268
35 J.J. Yeley 189
36 Michael McDowell 138
37 Tony Raines 129
38 Ken Schrader 110
39 Terry Labonte 102
40 Bill Elliott 100
41 David Stremme 78
42 Michael Waltrip 56
43 Boris Said 38
44 Stephen Leicht 20
45 Geoffrey Bodine 19
46 Andy Pilgrim 18
47 Chris Cook 17
48 T.J. Bell* 14
49 Brian Simo 11
50 Brian Keselowski* 3
51 Erik Darnell 2
52 Steve Park 2
53 Trevor Bayne 0
54 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0
55 Landon Cassill 0
56 Travis Kvapil 0
57 Steve Wallace 0
58 Mike Skinner 0
59 Cole Whitt 0
60 Mike Bliss 0
61 Hermie Sadler 0
62 Austin Dillon 0
63 David Starr 0
64 Scott Wimmer 0
65 Patrick Carpentier 0
66 Joe Nemechek 0
67 Ron Fellows 0
68 Scott Speed 0
69 Jason White 0
70 Sam Hornish Jr. 0
71 Andrew Ranger 0
72 Johnny Sauter 0
73 Reed Sorenson 0
74 Todd Bodine 0
75 Josh Wise 0
76 Robert Richardson Jr. 0
77 Dennis Setzer 0
78 Scott Riggs 0
79 Jeff Green 0
80 P.J. Jones 0
81 Kevin Conway 0
82 Derrike Cope 0
83 Tony Ave 0

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