Things have been looking up for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who just won a race in Phoenix.
The long rain delay included numerous stops and starts around pit road, with drivers going on to their cars a couple times, only to be forced back into the garage area.
Once the race started, Kurt Busch put himself in a difficult position, forced to the back after being penalized for jumping the start.
He worked his way back toward the front, reaching the top 10 near the race’s midpoint.
That put all the Chase contenders near the front, hoping they could make the move to get into the top three with Gordon.
With rain moving toward the track Harvick, Kyle Busch and Truex were in the final four, and Edwards five points behind the final spot.
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