Matt Kenseth passed Chase Elliott with 10 laps to go to win the Round of 8 finale at Phoenix Raceway. It was Brad Keselowski who clinched the spot in the Championship 4. Keselowski earned the final spot after Elliott finished second. Keselowski joins Martin Truex Junior, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in the winner-take-all championship race next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson's bid for a record-breaking 8th championship fell short when he cut a tire and hit a wall during Stage 2.
Dale Earnhardt Junior drove his final professional race finishing 10th in Phoenix.