NASCAR Phoenix live scores, updates and highlights from the United Rentals Work United 500

Things can get tough when the NASCAR Cup Series comes to Phoenix Racetrack.

Bright sunlight, high trail temperatures, polluted air—all can make the one-mile trail difficult to traverse. While not as famous for its wrecks as the Daytona or Talladega, “The Desert Oddball” has had its fair share of dust.

Whether it was Jeff Gordon’s wreck that knocked Clint Bowyer out of the 2012 Chase or Denny Hamlin’s spill that devoured competitors Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott in 2019, Phoenix has had its moments of madness.

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Perhaps Sunday will provide even more mayhem when the racers take part in the United Rentals Work United 500. It’s a great race for more reasons than one: It also gives drivers a preview of what’s to come in November’s Cup Series championship race.

Kevin Harvick has enjoyed unprecedented success in Phoenix, and although the veteran has yet to start in early 2023, he should be considered among the favorites for this date.

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Sporting News tracks live updates from the United Rentals Work United 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Here are the highlights and live results for every action under the Arizona sunshine.

United Rentals Work United 500 live stream updates, 2023 race highlights

(all times east)

4:29 PM: Green flag returns to Phoenix. Larson stole the rally on Byron, passing him on pit road. He’s back on top.

4:18 PM: Byron takes the first stage. This is his fourth successive victory. It’s burning at the moment.

4:14 PM: Logano is in a dangerous position to bring in Byron. The Cup Series champ needs to stay ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to ensure he gets the free pass going into Stage 2.

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4:13 PM: Eric Jones and Ty Gibbs are looking to cut into contention over stage point with 10 laps to go. The two battle for ring position in the fourteenth and fifteenth places.

4:05 pm: Clear air for Byron up front, who led all but one lap despite starting the race behind Larson. Number 24 will be broken early.

4:00 pm: For those with a Harvick watch: Car #4 sits in 13th place, 13 seconds off Byron’s pace. Approaching the midpoint of the first stage.

3:54 PM: Joey Logano has already gotten roped into Martin Truex Jr. not just once, but twice. I can’t imagine Truex would be too happy with the #22 car’s behavior so early on.

3:49 PM: William Byron roars past Larson to take the lead within the first two laps.

3:48 PM: Green flag wave at Phoenix Raceway. Kyle Larson leads the group to get things started.

3:45 pm: Kevin Harvick hopes to extend his Las Vegas top ten streak to 20 consecutive years. By far the greatest driver in the history of the circuit.

3:39 PM: The engines started here in Phoenix. It should be a convincing race.

3:15 pm: Zane Smith headed to the rear after having a power steering problem earlier in the day.

3:05 pm: It will be a packed house today at Phoenix Raceway.

3 o’clock: Kyle Larson looks ready for action today. Here he discusses how he was pleasantly surprised by Hendrick’s performance in Phoenix this weekend:

United Rentals Work United 500 2023 starting lineup

start pos. driver car number a team
1. Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
2. Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
3. William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4. Brad Keselowski 6 RFK Racing
5. Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
6. Ross Chastain 1 track racing
7. Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
8. Ryan Blaney 12 Penske Team
9. Kyle Bush 8 Richard Childress Racing
10. Eric Jones 43 Legacy Motor Club
11. Daniel Suarez 99 track racing
12. Tyler Reddick 45 23XI Racing
13. Martin Truex Jr 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
14. Ty Gibbs 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
15. Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
16. Joey Logano 22 Penske Team
17. Josh Perry 9 Hendrick Motorsports
18. Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
19. Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
20. Austin Cendrick 2 Penske Team
21. Chris Bucher 17 RFK Racing
22. AJ Alminder 16 College Racing
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
24. Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
25. Ryan Preece 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
26. Justin Haley 31 College Racing
27. Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Race
28. Corey Lajoie 7 Spire Motorsports
29. Todd Gilliland 15 Rick Ware Racing
30. Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
31. Eric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
32. Noah Gragson 42 Legacy Motor Club
33. PJ MacLeod 78 Fast Motorsport Live Streaming
34. Zane Smith 38 Front Row Motorsports
35. Ty Dillon 77 Spire Motorsports
36. Cody Ware 51 Rick Ware Racing
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What is United Rentals Work United 500 channel today?

  • TV channel: Fox (United States) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live broadcast:, fuboTV

This year’s United Rentals Work United 500 program will be broadcast on Fox in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the race on TSN5.

Mike Joy will lead the coverage, serving as the race’s announcer. He will be joined in the booth by former Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.

Cord-cutters can find Sunday’s race at, too fuboTVwhich offers a free trial.

What time does United Rentals Work United 500 start today?

  • date: Sunday, March 12th
  • start time: 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local time)

Sunday’s race starts at 3:30pm ET (12:30pm local time), but pre-race activities will push the green flag to 3:47pm ET (12:47pm local time).

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