|November 15, 2015|
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500
Place: Phoenix International Raceway
Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Tune-in: NBC, MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 312 miles (312 laps)
What to Watch For: At the conclusion of the event, the four Chase drivers who are winless in the Eliminator Round and have the least amount of points will be dropped from NASCAR’s playoffs. The remaining four drivers will advance to the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway where the highest finisher among them will capture the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. … With a victory at Phoenix, Kevin Harvick will join NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty (Richmond, 7) and Darrell Waltrip (Bristol, 7; North Wilkesboro, 5) as the only drivers to win at least five consecutive races at a single track. … Jimmie Johnson – a four-time Phoenix winner – will try to “spoil” an automatic Championship Round berth again by visiting Victory Lane for the second straight week. … Carl Edwards goes for his third career win at Phoenix as he tries to advance to Homestead. … Joey Logano, who leads the NSCS with six wins, can only earn a berth in the Championship Round by winning on Sunday. … Chevrolet can clinch its 13th straight manufactures’ championship and the 39th in its history if one of its drivers places 10th or better at Phoenix.