The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has just two races left on the schedule. The newly redesigned track at Phoenix International Raceway will play host to the next-to-last event and gives points leader Carl Edwards an opportunity to pull away from the field according to NASCAR expert Jeff Gluck. That sets up the Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday at PIR as must-see event for NASCAR fans and makes it worthy of competing with the NFL TV schedule.
Matt Kenseth emerged with pole position for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 race by posting the fastest result at Saturday's qualifying. Kenseth edged out AJ Allmendendinger with an average speed of 137.101 mph.
Here's the key information about the race schedule for Sunday, November 13:
Time: 1:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: ESPN
Radio: XTRA 910 am
Weather will be a key for the day from both schedule and track conditions. During qualifying runs on Saturday the drivers reported slick conditions and that certainly seemed to be the case during the Nationwide Series Wypall 200.
NASCAR Phoenix International Raceway Race Day Weather Forecast: Scattered Shower Or Two - SBNation.com
Scattered showers remain in the forecast for Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. Storm system is expected to move through northwest Mexico on Sunday. Most of the showers will be south of the Phoenix area along the Arizona, Mexico border.
There will be a few scattered rain showers during Sunday morning but I expect most of the afternoon to be dry as the morning activity moves east and south of the race track.
Worst case scenario for Sunday afternoon is if a isolated shower moves over the track causing a yellow-flag caution or maybe a brief red flag. Skies will be cloudy, and temperatures will be cooler as highs only reach the upper 60s to near 70.