Joey Logano was first off pit street on the race’s ultimate pit stops however on a restart with 25 of 312 laps remaining, Truex powered to the skin of Logano and grabbed the lead by way of Turns 1 and a couple of.
The race remained caution-free from there and Truex held off Logano by 1.698 seconds on the end.
Truex had a troublesome begin within the first stage, at one level tagging the wall and choosing up some right-side injury and fell again by way of the sphere.
By the top of Stage 2, Truex was already again up entrance contending with Logano for the stage victory.
Truex’s most up-to-date win – and the one one of many 2020 season – got here final June at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The win is the 28th of his profession and first at Phoenix.
“It was simply an superior job by all people,” Truex stated. “Actually, actually stable. The start of the race I believed we have been going to run 15th or so. I am unable to actually imagine it. I am type of speechless. This feels fairly superb.
“Phoenix has been a tricky one for us after which to return right here and win this. I want it was November however hopefully we will come again in November and have a shot (on the championship) being within the ultimate 4. Man, so grateful and so happy with all people at Joe Gibbs Racing and all people who makes this doable.”
Requested how arduous he needed to work for this win, Truex stated, “So much. About lap 67, I hit the fence off of Flip 2. Our automobile was tremendous tight to begin off the race. It wasn’t any good in any respect. I can’t imagine I’m standing right here proper now. What an effort by my guys on the crew. It’s simply unreal.
“It’s a dream come true to drive these automobiles and be out right here in entrance of those superior followers. Hopefully we will put collectively a great season and win some races. One win final 12 months was disappointing for us. We have been shut lots of occasions, however we need to win bunches and we need to go for one more championship, so hopefully this will probably be good momentum for us proper right here.”
Denny Hamlin ended up third, Brad Keselowski was fourth and Chase Elliott rounded out the top-five.
Finishing the top-10 have been Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Christopher Bell and Ryan Blaney.
Following the break between Phases 2 and three, the lead-lap automobiles all pit with Logano the primary off pit street. Aric Almirola, Elliott and Ross Chastain have been all penalized for dashing on pit street and needed to restart from the rear of the sphere.
The race returned to inexperienced on Lap 200 with Logano out entrance adopted by Hamlin, Truex, Blaney and Keselowski.
On Lap 225, Truex lastly handed Logano after methodically operating him down for a number of laps, taking the lead for the primary time within the race.
With 75 laps remaining within the race, Truex had opened up a 2-second lead over Logano with Hamlin in third. Keselowski was fourth and Larson fifth.
Byron was first of the lead-lap automobiles on Lap 250 to kick a ultimate spherical of green-flag pit stops to take new tires and gas to make it to the end of the race.
Tyler Reddick was penalized for dashing on pit street throughout his cease and needed to serve a pass-through penalty.
As soon as the cycle of stops was accomplished on Lap 255, Truex cycled again into the lead adopted by Larson, Hamlin, Logano and Keselowski.
On Lap 262, Reddick hit the Flip 2 wall and dropped particles on the observe which introduced out the sixth warning of the race.
A lot of the lead-lap automobiles pit however Bubba Wallace stayed out and inherited the lead. Chase Briscoe was penalized for dashing throughout his cease and needed to restart from the rear of the sphere.
When the race returned to inexperienced on Lap 269, Wallace was adopted by Logano, Keselowski, Truex and Larson.
Keselowski went three-wide on the restart and shortly moved into the lead heading into Flip 1.
On Lap 274, Logano went to the skin of Keselowski off Flip 2 and reclaimed the lead.
Kyle Busch spun off Flip Four on Lap 283 to carry out a warning in an incident which Chastain was additionally concerned.
All lead-lap automobiles elected to pit with Logano as soon as once more the primary off pit street. When the race returned to inexperienced on Lap 288, Logano was adopted by Truex, Hamlin, Keselowski and Larson.
Truex powered across the exterior of Logano in Flip 2 to retake the lead after the restart.
Logano dominated a lot of the 115-lap stage and simply held on to beat Truex for the Stage 2 win.
Hamlin was third, Keselowski fourth and Blaney rounded out the top-five.
Following the break between Phases 1 and a couple of, the lead-lap automobiles all pit with Logano the primary off pit street. Daniel Suarez was penalized for dashing on pit street and needed to restart the race from the rear of the sphere.
The race returned to inexperienced on Lap 84 with Logano main the way in which, adopted by Blaney, Hamlin and Elliott.
On Lap 89, Cody Ware drove into Anthony Alfredo and each slid up the observe and into the Flip 2 wall to carry out a warning.
A lot of the lead-lap automobiles remained on the observe and Logano continued to paved the way when the race resumed on Lap 99.
On Lap 128, Larson went to the within of Blaney in Flip 1 and got here away with second place, greater than three.5-seconds behind chief Logano.
A number of groups hit pit street on Lap 141 to start a spherical of inexperienced flag pit stops to tackle new tires and gas to make it to the end of the stage.
In the course of the stops, Larson was penalized once more for dashing and Kyle Busch was penalized for an uncontrolled tire. Each needed to serve pass-through penalties.
As soon as the cycle of stops was accomplished on Lap 156, Logano cycled again into the lead adopted by Blaney, Truex, Keselowski and Hamlin.
With 25 laps to go within the stage, Logano held a greater than Four-second lead over Truex as Blaney ran third and Keselowski fourth.
With 5 laps remaining, Truex had minimize Logano’s lead right down to 1.Four seconds. Hamlin ran third, Blaney fourth and Keselowski fifth.
Blaney held off a livid cost from his teammate Logano to take the Stage 1 win, his first stage victory of the 2021 season.
Keselowski was third, Hamlin fourth and Elliott rounded out the top-five.
Keselowski, who began on the pole, led the primary lap solely to see Hamlin energy round him to seize the highest spot on Lap 2.
With 10 laps to go till the competitors warning, Hamlin maintained a couple of 1-second lead over Bell with Keselowski third and Blaney fourth.
On Lap 31 NASCAR displayed a contest warning to permit groups to test tire put on. All of the lead-lap automobiles pit with Keselowski the primary off pit street.
Larson, who had charged into the top-15 after ranging from the rear, was penalized for dashing on pit street and needed to restart from the rear of the sphere.
When the race resumed on Lap 37, Keselowski was adopted by Bell, Blaney and Harvick.
On Lap 44, Blaney went to the within of Keselowski in Flip three and got here away with the lead for the primary time within the race.
Alex Bowman looped it round in Flip 2 and backed into the wall to carry out a warning on Lap 46. He was capable of drive it away and continued down pit street for repairs.
A handful of automobiles pit however Blaney stayed out and remained within the lead when the race returned to inexperienced on Lap 52.
With 10 laps remaining within the first stage, Blaney held a small however regular lead over Logano with Keselowski third and Hamlin fourth.
Three Hendrick Motorsports automobiles needed to begin the race from the rear of the sphere – Byron and Laron for failing pre-race inspection twice and Elliott for unapproved changes.