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Winners and losers at Phoenix Raceway

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, and Rick Allen call the best moments from the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

A look at the winners and losers from Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series finale at Phoenix Raceway:


Joey Logano -- Logano rolled into Phoenix with fire in his eyes, seemingly determined to race well and win a second championship. He raced much better than “well,” leading 187 laps and winning the race and the title. Only 32, he could win several more.

Ross Chastain -- The upstart driver of the year failed to end the season with the big trophy, but he finished a strong third in the race and second in the final standings. Would his Martinsville move have worked at Phoenix on the last lap? We’ll never know.

Chase Briscoe -- Briscoe led 11 laps and ran at the front with the championship contenders much of the day.

Daniel Hemric -- Hemric, called on at the last minute to replace Ty Gibbs in a difficult situation, did a good job, staying out of trouble and finishing 17th on the lead lap.


Alex Bowman -- Bowman’s return race after being sidelined by concussion-like symptoms didn’t go well. A late-race crash left him 34th.

Brad Keselowski -- A wheel-well fire ended Keselowski’s day at Lap 270.

Chase Elliott -- It was a tough final race day for Elliott, who many considered the championship favorite entering Phoenix. His title hopes effectively ended after contact with Ross Chastain.