Surprising and Not Surprising: Phoenix Quicken Loans 500

From a rain delayed and a rain-shortened race in the Valley of the Sun, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 28th annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Surprising:  Two rookie crew chiefs had to make the tough calls that saw one of their drivers win the race and the other make the Chase. “We kind of knew that once past halfway we’d see a couple more cautions,” Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s rookie crew chief Greg Ives said after scoring More...

by Mary Jo Buchanan | Published 1 year ago

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