Columbia's Carl Edwards eliminated from Chase contention
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have advanced to the finale of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race was delayed nearly seven hours as a series of storms passed through the area, forcing the penultimate race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship under the lights at the mile oval.
More rain led it to be called after 218 laps, with Harvick second behind winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., Busch fourth and Truex 14th. They will join Jeff Gordon next weekend in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Carl Edwards finished 12th, leaving him five points out of the final spot for the Chase finale. Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski also missed the finale.