Teams left with more questions than answers in NASCAR’s return to Phoenix

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

When the green flag waves for the United Rentals 500 at Phoenix Raceway, NASCAR Cup Series teams will be left with more questions than answers as they prepare to tackle the desert mile. Consequently, this should make for a highly entertaining 312-lap affair.

Going into the final stop of NASCAR’s West Coast road trip, teams knew they’d be faced with the task of adapting to a new short-track package, which was designed to enhance racing by decreasing downforce.

In an effort to familiarize teams with the aggressive changes of the new seventh-generation stock car package, a 50-minute practice session was held on Friday and paced by 2021 champion and Phoenix winner Kyle Larson with a 27.427 second-lap.

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