Main Takeaways From Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400

Now that we’re in the morning after a thrilling season finale weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, lets wrap up the season with the final edition of my main takeaways. To me, it wasn’t just about Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale, it was just how great of a weekend it was for NASCAR in general. But, as far as the Ford EcoBoost 400 goes, here are my thoughts. 

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Earnhardt Jr. Finishes In Final Cup Series Starts, Kenseth And Danica And Respectively

Homestead, Fla – Three drivers were likely making their final Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series start at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Two of the three may not ever make another Cup start, the other will make one more appearance next February at Daytona then call it quits herself. The biggest one was Dale Earnhardt Jr. The third generation driver was making his 631st and final Cup start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. Earnhardt, originally qualified his No. 88 Chevrolet 24th, but due to changing an engine during the opening practice…

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Kyle Larson Dominates Ford EcoBoost 400, Finishes 3rd

Homestead, Fla – Kyle Larson showed on Sunday that if he can ever make the Championship 4 at in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, then the Chip Ganassi Racing driver is nearly a shoo-in to win the season championship. That isn’t shocking though, as we’ve been saying that the last few years. 

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Brad Keselowski Just Didn’t Have The Speed, Finishes 7th at Homestead

Homestead, Fla – Brad Keselowski showed that it doesn’t mean that you have to have the most speed to win vie for a championship anymore. But, he did have to have the speed to win the championship on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson showed us that last year that without the right speed, you can still contend, in winning his record-tying seven Cup title. Keselowski, further staked that claim as he was no where near the best car/driver this season. That distinction went to Toyota and Martin Truex Jr. He and Kyle Busch combined…

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Kevin Harvick Just Didn’t Have The Speed, Finishes 4th On Sunday at Homestead

Homestead, Fla – What a year it was for Stewart-Haas Racing. From a shift from Chevrolet power to Ford in the offseason, they won the season opening Daytona 500 with Kurt Busch. 35 races later, they nearly won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship with Kevin Harvick. What a start to a new relationship with the manufacturer.

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Strategy Nearly Works As Kyle Busch Comes Up Just Short, Finishes 2nd In Ford EcoBoost 400

Homestead, Fla – Kyle Busch nearly outlasted the field in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, but the Las Vegas native came up just short of his second career Cup championship. Busch, was strong from the get go, finishing third in the first stage. In the second stage, he’d finish fourth. He was positioning himself for a great run in the end. It nearly happened too. 

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Ford Dominates Homestead Weekend Thus Far

Homestead, Fla – The NASCAR season finale weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway is named the “Ford Championship Weekend.” Ford, sponsors all three races at the South Florida track and would love nothing more than to see their cars win the races. So far, they’re two-for-two. 

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Hamlin Shows He’s The Favorite To Beat, He and Truex Leads Final Cup Practice Sessions Of 2017 Season

Homestead, Fla – The final two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions of the 2017 season occurred on Saturday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In those sessions, one thing became clear, Denny Hamlin has the car to beat in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). Hamlin, topped the speed charts in the first of two 55-minute practices on Saturday morning with a speed of 171.130 mph in his No. 11 Toyota. On Friday, Hamlin was fifth quickest in the lone practice session of the day and backed that speed up…

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Toyota’s Strength Great Sign For Championship Hopes on Sunday

Homestead, Fla – Four drivers enter Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) with a chance to be crowned the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Among those four drivers are two Ford cars and two Toyota. With qualifying and three practice sessions in the books this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, there’s nothing else left other than to settle to season championship. With the stats forming, it looks like it may be a battle between the Toyota drivers for the title. 

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Denny Hamlin Earns Homestead Pole, All 4 Championship 4 Contenders In The Top 10

Homestead, Fla – Since there aren’t any stage points being awarded to the Championship 4 drivers this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, it really doesn’t matter where any of them start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). It’s where they finish. Instead, they’ll all have a good view of one another to start Sunday’s race, as all four will roll off inside of the top 10. But, it was a non championship eligible driver who took the Coors Light Pole Award though. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota…

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