Earnhardt Wins At Phoenix, Final Four Set
The Sprint Cup final four is set after the rain-delayed, then rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes at Phoenix International Raceway. Advancing to next Sunday's season finale at Homestead are Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. Failing to qualify for the championship race were Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano.
Sunday night's race was delayed six hours by persistent rain in Phoenix. The race didn't begin until nearly 9:30 pm Eastern time and ended after 219 of the scheduled 312 laps when rain returned. When the race was stopped, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was in the lead and when the rain turned heavy NASCAR made it final. It's Earnhardt's third win of the season and third at Phoenix.
Kevin Harvick came in second for the 12th time this season. Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson completed the Top 5.
The Sprint Cup Championship now comes down to one final race this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Among the contenders for the championship Jeff Gordon has four titles to his credit. Kevin Harvick has one title while Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. have yet to win.