Monday, November 16, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. beats the rain to win at Phoenix

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the final 21 laps to win for third time this season and also third time at Phoenix.

Quicken Loans Race for Heoroes 500 RESULTS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Quicken Loan's for Heroes 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Jeff Gordon Raceway (Phoenix International Raceway) for his third win of the season, 3rd win at Phoenix and 26th career win. Earnhardt Jr. led 22 of the 219 laps.
The race was rain delayed for over six hours, getting the command to start engines at 9:00pm/et and taking the green flag at 9:27pm/et. During a late race caution on lap 195, it started raining again, just after NASCAR red flagged the event at 11:30pm/et on lap 219, the rain came down hard. With more rain in the forecast, NASCAR decided to call the race and made it official. It is only the second Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix in 39 races to be rain shortened and the first since October 25, 1998 when Rusty Wallace won a race shortened to 257 of 312 laps.
Kevin Harvick finished second (for the 12th time in 2015 and 43rd runner-up finish in his career) followed by Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson (pole winner), Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Aric Almirola.
The four drivers advancing to the CHAMPIONSHIP RACE of The Chase at Homestead-Miami Speedway are:
Jeff Gordon (4 Championships)
Kevin Harvick (1 Championship)
18-Kyle Busch (0 Championships)
78-Martin Truex Jr. (0 Championships)

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