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Johnson, Gordon Prep For NASCAR Race At Phoenix Track

Last updated on Friday, April 17, 2009

(AVONDALE, AZ) - NASCAR returns to action this weekend as the Sprint Cup Series is at Phoenix International Raceway for Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.

Practice and qualifying takes place today. Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner and the three-time defending Sprint Cup champion won both races at PIR last year.

Jeff Gordon is the Sprint Cup points leader.

The former Pittsboro resident halted a 47-race winless streak with his victory at Texas two weeks ago.

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