Harvick scores 24th points-paying NASCAR Cup Series victory for SHR by winning the Phoenix 500k at Phoenix International Raceway by 1.636 seconds over second-place Jeff Gordon. It is Harvick’s sixth Cup Series win at Phoenix and his 27th career Cup Series win. The win also gave Harvick a sweep of the Cup Series races held at Phoenix in 2014.
Most importantly, the victory punches Harvick’s ticket to the Championship Round of the Chase. Harvick is one of only four drivers from the original field of 16 Chase drivers who made it through three elimination rounds to contend for the title in the series finale Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick will battle Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman, with the highest finishing driver in the 400-mile race at Homestead being crowned 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion.