RCR Post Race Report NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

RCR Post Race Report 
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway   
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AdvoCare 500      
Phoenix International Raceway
November 11, 2012
Race Highlights:
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), ninth (Paul Menard) and 13th (Jeff Burton).
Harvick ranks eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, 86 points shy of Brad Keselowski’s lead, while Menard sits 16th in the standings and Burton holds onto the 19th position.
Kevin Harvick led 15 laps, the third-most of seven different drivers, en-route to his first victory of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
According to NASCAR’s Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Harvick was the Fastest Driver Late In a Run (131.746 mph) and was the fifth-Fastest on Restarts (127.493 mph).
Menard ranked second in the Closers category gaining seven positions in the final 10 percent of the race, maintained the fifth-best Average Running Position (7.379) and was awarded the sixth-best Driver Rating (106.8).
Menard spent 92.5 percent of the race running Laps in the Top 15, ranking him seventh amongst his competitors.
Burton made 76 Green Flag Passes during the 319-lap race, the most of any driver entered in the event.
Each of the RCR drivers turned Fastest Laps Run during the 319-lap race with Harvick contributing 14, and Burton and Menard each adding five.
Harvick broke a 44-race winless streak, crossing the finish line ahead of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman.
The next scheduled Sprint Cup Series race is the Homestead 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 18. The 36th and final race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network.