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NASCAR at Phoenix 2015: Winners and Losers from the Race for Heroes 500

Rain in Phoenix? It happened! About as likely as said precipitation was, it seemed just as likely that a NASCAR elimination race of this stature would be called due to weather, but that’s what happened. After six-and-a-half hours, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 hit the bricks under the lights, the first time since 2010. After 219 of 312 laps and a serendipitous pit stop, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race—his third of the season—and sealed the fate of the four championship-eligible drivers. They are Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. Who had them in their bracket? The race was unsatisfying, but that doesn’t matter. Was it, you know, fair? “I don’t think it matters what’s...

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