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Lap-by-Lap: Phoenix

November 10, 2012, ,

Lap 204 -- CHECKERED FLAG: Joey Logano cruises to his ninth win of the season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. takes second, while Elliott Sadler is 22nd.

Lap 203 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne are the leaders. Logano is clear for the lead in Turn 1. Stenhouse and Vickers fight over second place.

Lap 200 -- Elliott Sadler pulls into his pit stall with a car banged up on both ends.

6:28 p.m. ET -- Cars have been re-fired and are rolling again.

Lap 199 -- RED FLAG: The race has been stopped to allow crews time to clear the accident site.

Lap 198 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 10: Elliott Sadler, Cole Whitt and Brendan Gaughan crash between Turns 3 and 4. Will that end Sadler's hopes for the Nationwide Series championship?

Lap 197 -- Brian Vickers gets the point from Joey Logano in Turns 3 and 4, but Logano pulls a crossover move to get back under Vickers.

Lap 196 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. takes third from Kyle Busch in Turns 1 and 2.

Lap 195 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brian Scott are the leaders on the restart. Logano is clear for the lead, but he's got Vickers right on his bumper.

Lap 191 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 9: Noel Dowler becomes the second driver to turn a caution "hat trick" when he slaps the wall in Turns 3 and 4.

Lap 190 -- Brian Vickers gets under Kyle Busch for second. There are 10 laps to go.

Lap 188 -- Joey Logano has a lead over Kyle Busch of about a second.

Lap 186 -- Holy cow! Elliott Sadler gets super loose off Turn 4, but somehow manages to regain control. He's in 12th place.

Lap 184 -- Brian Vickers wrestles third away from Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Lap 183 -- Kyle Busch is under Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for second place on the backstretch.

Lap 182 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch, Brian Vickers and Brian Scott are the leaders on the restart. Logano is clear in Turns 1 and 2.

Lap 176 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 8: Third time's a charm. John Blankenship loses control between Turns 3 and 4.

Lap 175 -- The gap between Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is now just two or three car lengths.

Lap 174 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is closing on Joey Logano for the race lead.

Lap 170 -- Thirty laps to go.

Lap 169 -- Danica Patrick was sixth on the restart, but she's fallen back to 14th.

Lap 167 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has cut into Joey Logano's cushion by a couple of car lengths.

Lap 165 -- Joey Logano has scooted away from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to the tune of about 7/10ths of a second.

Lap 160 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch and Brian Scott are the top five on the restart. Logano is clear in Turn 1 for the lead.

Lap 156 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 7: Sam Hornish Jr. spins after a nudge from Kyle Busch.

Lap 155 -- Brad Keselowski initially reported that he had a flat tire, but he looks to be back up to speed.

Lap 154 -- GREEN FLAG: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch are the leaders. Logano flies into the lead in Turn 1. Keselowski slips up the track in the loose stuff, and loses HUGE ground.

Lap 150 -- Austin Dillon, Elliott Sadler and several other cars hit pit road for fresh tires. There are 50 laps left.

Lap 148 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 6: Timmy Hill spins between Turns 3 and 4 after getting bumped by Mike Wallace. The accident took place right in front of a battle for the lead between Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.

Lap 146 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. says his car is loose all the way through the corners. He's in sixth place.

Lap 143 -- Cole Whitt is in eighth place.

Lap 140 -- Third-place Brian Vickers is about 1.5 seconds behind the race for the lead.

Lap 138 -- Elliott Sadler has made a little progress since the restart, but not much. He's now in 11th place.

Lap 136 -- Danica Patrick is in ninth place.

Lap 134 -- The gap between leader Brad Keselowski and second-place Joey Logano is about a car length ... if that.

Lap 133 -- Joey Logano isn't letting Brad Keselowski get much breathing room up front.

Lap 131 -- Brian Vickers gets under Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for third place on the backstretch.

Lap 130 -- Seventy laps to go.

Lap 129 -- Elliott Sadler's crew had a slow two-tire stop, dropping him all the way back to 12th place at the moment.

Lap 127 -- The leaders should be able to make it the rest of the way without stopping!

Lap 125 -- GREEN FLAG: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon are the leaders. Keselowski clears for the lead off Turn 4.

Lap 122 -- The leaders are on pit road. Kasey Kahne takes four tires, while most everyone else bolts on just two.

Lap 120 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 5: Noel Dowler loses control off Turn 4.

Lap 118 -- Kasey Kahne is now just a car length behind leader Joey Logano.

Lap 116 -- Kasey Kahne has taken over second place from Brad Keselowski.

Lap 113 -- Elliott Sadler, too, says that his right-rear tire is chattering.

Lap 108 -- Brad Keselowski looks to be catching Joey Logano for the top spot.

Lap 107 -- Sam Hornish Jr. is also having a great day up in fourth place.

Lap 106 -- How about that Alex Bowman?!? He's now up to seventh place.

Lap 104 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has moved up to eighth place since his pit stop under the most recent caution.

Lap 102 -- Kasey Kahne is on Brad Keselowski's bumper for second place.

Lap 101 -- Joey Logano leads Brad Keselowski by about 4/10ths of a second.

Lap 100 -- Crossed flags. The race has reached the halfway point.

Lap 98 -- Joey Logano is your leader!

Lap 96 -- Elliott Sadler went from fourth to 15th on the restart. Wow.

Lap 95 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers are the top five on the restart. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is back in 16th after pitting under the caution. Sadler slips big time on the restart and is falling dramatically!

Lap 93 -- Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brendan Gaughan, Jason Leffler and a couple of others are pitting.

Lap 91 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 4: Paulie Herraka loops his car in Turn 4.

Lap 89 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. seems content to follow in Joey Logano's tire tracks for right now.

Lap 87 -- Brad Keselowski is working under Austin Dillon for third place on the backstretch. Kasey Kahne also jumps under Dillon for position.

Lap 85 -- Elliott Sadler is now in sixth place.

Lap 82 -- Alex Bowman is currently being scored in 11th place.

Lap 81 -- Kasey Kahne had dropped back to fifth place.

Lap 79 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is sticking with leader Joey Logano, despite being on older tires.

Lap 77 -- Austin Dillon slides by Kasey Kahne for third place. Kahne loses a couple more spots by the time the lap is over.

Lap 75 -- GREEN FLAG: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Michael Annett and Brendan Gaughan are the leaders. Logano finally clears Stenhouse for the point coming off Turn 4.

Lap 72 -- Most of the leaders drop onto pit road, although Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stays on the track.

Lap 70 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 3: John Blankenship spins again, this time with help from Brad Keselowski.

Lap 69 -- Brad Keselowski has caught the lead two cars.

Lap 68 -- Joey Logano is able to hold Kasey Kahne off for the top spot.

Lap 67 -- Kasey Kahne gets under Joey Logano for the lead on the backstretch.

Lap 66 -- Kasey Kahne is now right on leader Joey Logano's rear bumper.

Lap 64 -- Joey Logano now leads Kasey Kahne by just a car length or two.

Lap 62 -- Kyle Busch says that he has a tire that's chattering. That ain't good!

Lap 60 -- Brad Keselowski is about a second behind second-place Kasey Kahne

Lap 58 -- Kasey Kahne has closed to within about half a second of leader Joey Logano.

Lap 54 -- Brian Vickers is making his first start for Joe Gibbs Racing here at Phoenix. He's currently shown in fourth place.

Lap 52 -- Joey Logano leads second-place Kasey Kahne by 2.3 seconds.

Lap 49 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. says that the team's two-tire stop made his problems worse -- loose into the turns, tight off.

Lap 48 -- Elliott Sadler is in 17th place, and he's not happy with the adjustments that were made on the team's pit stop earlier.

Lap 46 -- Getting out of the groove appears to be very, very bad news!

Lap 44 -- Wow. A replay of the incident between Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon showed just how close they were to wrecking!

Lap 39 -- Austin Dillon is working on Brad Keselowski for second place. They make contact between Turns 3 and 4, and Dillon wiggles up the track.

Lap 38 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers lead the field to the restart. Logano is clear in Turn 1.

Lap 33 -- The leaders are on pit road.

Lap 31 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: John Blankenship gets turned around in Turn 2.

Lap 30 -- Mike Harmon is being warned to pick up his speed.

Lap 28 -- Kyle Busch gets caught up in a pack of lapped traffic between Turns 3 and 4, and bounces off the side of Mike Harmon's car coming off the corner.

Lap 26 -- Brian Vickers has cut about 4/10ths of a second off Joey Logano's lead.

Lap 24 -- The top five is Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch.

Lap 22 -- Brian Scott, who won Friday night's Camping World Truck Series event here at Phoenix, is currently running in 13th place.

Lap 20 -- Michael Annett has moved around Brendan Gaughan for ninth place.

Lap 16 -- Kasey Kahne is going after Austin Dillon for third place.

Lap 15 -- Joey Logano continues to increase his advantage over Brian Vickers.

Lap 13 -- Brendan Gaughan is now in ninth place.

Lap 12 -- Elliott Sadler has made his way up to 22nd place since the green flag.

Lap 11 -- Joey Logano has a lead of about 8/10ths of a second over second-place Brian Vickers.

Lap 9 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is in fifth place, but he says his car is very loose.

Lap 7 -- Brian Vickers goes to the outside of Austin Dillon for second place in Turn 4.

Lap 6 -- Austin Dillon closes on Joey Logano's bumper for the lead in Turn 3.

Lap 5 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, Brian Vickers, Sam Hornish Jr. and Kasey Kahne lead the field to the restart. Kyle Busch dropped from second to sixth after getting up in the marbles on the opening lap. Joey Logano again shoots into the lead.

Lap 2 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: Noel Dowler spins between Turns 3 and 4.

Lap 1 -- GREEN FLAG: The race gets under way at 4:17 p.m. ET. Pole-sitter Joey Logano is clear with the lead in Turn 1.

4:14 p.m. ET -- Pit road speed is 45 mph.

4:12 p.m. ET -- The caution car is beginning to roll off pit road.

4:09 p.m. ET -- Rhoda Olson, Great Clips CEO, gives the command to fire engines.

4:04 p.m. ET -- Two T-45s from Training Wing 1, Naval Air Station Meridian, do the flyover. C'mon. Just one flight. That's all I'm askin'! Just one flight.

4:03 p.m. ET -- Chelsea Bain sings the national anthem.

4:02 p.m. ET -- The Flowing Well High School JROTC from Tuscon, Ariz. presents the colors. Phoenix International Raceway Chaplain Ken Bowers then gives the invocation.

4 p.m. ET -- A moment of silence is being observed in honor of our nation's veterans.

3:47 p.m. ET -- ESPN is airing a segment on Bud Moore, a NASCAR Hall of Famer who fought on D-Day and during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He is everything it means to be a hero!

3:46 p.m. ET -- Loud and clear, tower!

3:36 p.m. ET -- Elliott Sadler popped the wall during his qualifying lap, forcing him into a backup car and to the rear of the field for the start of the event.

3:31 p.m. ET -- ESPN's pre-race coverage has started.

3:27 p.m. ET -- Joey Gase and Carl Long failed to qualify for the race.

3:25 p.m. ET -- Joey Logano is on the pole with a lap of 132.621 mph. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr. and Brian Vickers are second through fifth, while Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jason Leffler and Brian Scott round out the top 10.

9:45 a.m. ET -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fastest in the final practice session Friday. Qualifying is set for 12:30 p.m. ET.