15 things we learned from the NASCAR weekend in Phoenix foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 4:49p ET DESERT STORM There was a lot more to Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway than just another win for Kevin Harvick. Here are 15 things we learned on Sunday. Getty Images Christian Petersen 15. CRASH FREE For the first time this season, Jeff Gordon had a race where his car didn't get torn up in someone else's crash. NASCAR via Getty Images Chris Trotman 14. ANGER MANAGEMENT Danica Patrick wasn't happy with Alex Bowman after the race, with Bowman going on Twitter to say she threatened to kick him somewhere it would hurt. Getty Images Jonathan Ferrey 13. WORK TO DO Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the best of the Roush Fenway Fords, finishing 12th. In four races, the team's three drivers have a total of one top-10 finish. Getty Images Rainier Ehrhardt 12. BEAD BLUES After three top fives to open the season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 43rd after a tire bead melted at the rear of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Getty Images Lachlan Cunningham 11. HANGING TOUGH AJ Allmendinger lost an engine in practice, started from the rear of the field and worked his way up to 17th at the end. NASCAR via Getty Images Chris Trotman 10. UP IN SMOKE Four races into the season and Tony Stewart has yet to finish a single one in the top 30, which has been brutal. Getty Images Jonathan Ferrey 9. NOT ENOUGH The highest finishing Toyota belonged to Carl Edwards, who ended up 13th in the race he won just two years ago. NASCAR via Getty Images Chris Trotman 8. FOUR IN A ROW Martin Truex Jr. has top-10 finishes in the first four races of the season. He had only five all of last year. Getty Images Jeff Zelevansky 7. GAINING TRACTION After a miserable first two races, Kyle Larson has scored consecutive top 10s. Getty Images Christian Petersen 6. BIG MAC Jamie McMurray has had speed all year. At Phoenix, he finally got a good finish to go with it, coming home second. Getty Images Lachlan Cunningham 5. THREEPEAT For the second consecutive weekend, Ryan Newman finished third, a strong showing for the Richard Childress Racing driver. Getty Images Christian Petersen 4. COMING ON STRONG Fourth place was the best so far this year for Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Getty Images Jeff Zelevansky 3. BEST IN CLASS Brad Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, was the highest-finishing Ford driver, coming home sixth. Getty Images Jeff Zelevansky 2. BACK IN THE HUNT It was a strong return to the cockpit for Kurt Busch, who finished fifth in his first race back this year. Getty Images Christian Petersen 1. FREAKY FAST In his last seven races, Kevin Harvick won four times and finished second the other three. Only Richard Petty (11) has more consecutive top-two finishes in NASCAR history. Getty Images Lachlan Cunningham Next Gallery 15 Happy St. Paddy's Day: NASCAR's memorable green paint schemes Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!