What had been a dramatic, intense build-up to Ford Championship Weekend came to a quiet close on a Sunday night at Phoenix International Raceway when rain shortened the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 … putting Dale Earnhardt Junior in Victory Lane and filling The Championship Four with Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Junior. Persistent rain delayed the start of the race by nearly seven hours. Once the green flag flew, Harvick established himself as the man to beat – dominating the first half of the race in his bid for a fifth straight win on the one-mile desert oval. As the race passed the halfway point, showers approached the track again. A well-timed pit stop by Earnhardt had the Number-88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet well-placed at the front of the field when the race was stopped and ultimately ended ninety-three laps shy of its scheduled distance. Harvick finished second with third-place going to Joey Logano, who failed to qualify for the Championship Round despite posting a series-leading six wins.