The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season continues Sunday afternoon with the Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway.
Brad Keselowski will start from pole and look for his first victory of the year. Kyle Larson, who won the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas last week, was due to start the race in first place but has to retire at the back because his car failed two pre-race inspections on Saturday. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. will all start right behind Keselowski.
As the Phoenix race approaches, Hamlin leads all drivers in the points standings. He has three top-five standings so far this season, but he’s still on the hunt for his first win.
Sporting News follows live updates and highlights from NASCAR Race in Phoenix on Sunday. Follow below for the full Instacart 500 results.
NASCAR at Phoenix Live Updates, Instacart 500 Highlights
(All Eastern hours)
4:50 p.m. – Another warning flag. Cody Ware walks into Anthony Alfredo, and now car # 38 is in bad shape.
4.30 p.m. – Ryan Blaney wins the first stage over Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.
4:15 p.m. – A warning flag goes out. It looks like Alex Bowman made contact with Ross Chastain and Austin Dillon before he hit the wall.
4:05 p.m. – The top five as we reach the competitive warning: Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell and Joey Logano.
3:50 p.m. – Here we go. Denny Hamlin does not take long to take the head of Brad Keselowski.
3:40 p.m. – Engines were set on fire. The launch of the Instacart 500 is coming soon.
3:20 p.m. – NASCAR, The Players Championship, Selection Sunday … yes, we’re going to need multiple screens.
2:55 p.m. – Chase Elliott and Quin Houff move towards the back of the peloton.
2:45 p.m. – Kevin Harvick certainly enjoys driving at Phoenix Raceway. Where will it end on Sunday?
NASCAR race start time today
The green flag of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway, the Instacart 500, is due to be waved at 3:47 p.m. ET.
NASCAR start line in Phoenix
Here’s the full starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway, the Instacart 500:
|Start pos.||Driver||Car number||Team|
|1||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|2||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|4||Christopher bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|5||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|6||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|8||Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|9||Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|ten||William byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|12||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|13||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|15||Ryan preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|16||Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsport in the front row|
|17||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Kevin harvick||4||Stewart-Haas races|
|19||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|20||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|21||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|22||Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|23||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|24||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas races|
|25||Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|26||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas races|
|27||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|28||Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsport in the front row|
|29||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Fast live motor sports|
|31||Cody ware||51||Rick ware racing|
|32||Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas races|
|33||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|34||JJ Yeley||53||Rick ware racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|37||Timmy hill||66||MBM Motorsports|
|38||James davison||15||Rick ware racing|