Nascar is in souther Florida for Sunday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400, where NASCAR will crown its sixty-ninth Monster Energy Series champion. Martin Truex Junior (Furniture Row Racing), Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas) and Brad Keselowski (Team Penske) make up The Championship Four. The highest finisher from that group will claim the 2017 title. That foursome has combined for seventeen race wins this season.
–In last year’s season-ending race in Miami, Harvick had the best finish among this year’s four title contenders: third place (behind winner Jimmie Johnson and runner-up Kyle Larson). Busch finished sixth, Keselowski thirty-fifth and Truex thirty-sixth. Hear the race on WBUT 1050am and at wbut.com beginning at 1:30pm.
The Camping World Truck Series and X-Finity Series are part of Ford Championship Weekend.
–Saturday afternoon’s X-Finity Serie season finale that’ll result in one of four title contenders wearing the 2017 crown: Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Daniel Hemric or Elliott Sadler. Allgaier, Byron and Sadler represent Junior Motorsports while Hemric competes for Richard Childress Racing.
Tonight: the Truck Series gets things rolling tonight as Johnny Sauter (G-M-S Racing) bids to become just the second driver in the twenty-three-year history of the series with back-to-back championships. Matt Crafton (ThorSport Racing) won two in a row in 2013 and 2014, and is one of three challengers Sauter will face on the mile-and-a-half South Florida oval. Top-seeded Christopher Bell (Kyle Busch Motorsports) and rookie Austin Cindric (Brad Keselowski Racing) also qualified for The Championship Four. Sauter drives a Chevrolet and rolls into Homestead with a two-race winning streak. The last driver with three straight Truck Series wins was Kyle Busch in May 2014.