Sunday’s Race And Strategy Likely An End Of An Era For NASCAR

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 will likely be remembered for it being an end of an era in NASCAR. Next year, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will move to a completely new aero package. That means next year’s race will likely be completely different than what we saw this weekend. While I’ll reserve my judgement until I formally see it under race conditions, I don’t know how much better we can get the package we saw at Homestead. I know this may not be widely popular with the…

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Kenseth Ends Likely Cup Career With 2 Straight Top 10 Finishes Including 6th At Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We thought last year’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway would be Matt Kenseth’s last ride. He and Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared the day in being honored. So, forgive track and NASCAR officials for a proper send off in this year’s event. See, Kenseth returned in 2019 for an unlikely scenario. He came back to Roush/Fenway Racing to split the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne. He was brought back to help this team find their speed again. 

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Larson’s Race Winning Hopes Dashed By Lap 192 Incident

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We’ve always said that if Kyle Larson could make it to the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, then just go ahead and hand him the title. Due to Larson running the high line around the Homestead-Miami Speedway, he’s hard to beat on the South Florida race track. See, the high line is the fast line around Homestead. But, it’s risky. The track is fast and slick, so you can get out of line quickly and find the outside SAFER barrier. The risk vs. reward…

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Night Conditions Hurt Harvick But SHR Had Great Day Overall In Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kevin Harvick was the favorite to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. For the first 35 races of the season, his No. 4 Ford had the most overall speed. Mix in his success at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and how can you not go with Harvick to win Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 as well as the championship too? But, after the three practice sessions this weekend around the 1.5-mile South Florida track, Harvick went from the favorite to likely fourth out of four in terms of the…

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Pit Strategy Pays Off For Busch But Nothing Went His Way In 4th Place Finish

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kyle Busch just didn’t have it on Sunday. Neither did his pit crew. When given track position, his No. 18 Toyota just didn’t have enough launch of power to keep it as he went from first on the final restart to finish fourth in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I don’t know how much adjustments we were doing and happening and things like that,” Busch said of his day in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale. “We were so bad tonight on the…

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Truex Jr. Passed By Logano In The End, Finished Runner-Up In Emotional Day

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We already knew it would be an emotional day for Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing. For the final time, they’d race. Once the checkered flag dropped on Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, FRR would be shut down. Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you know the backstory. So, in order to keep the goodbye’s less emotional, why not end the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with another championship.

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Pit Call Helps Reddick, Hurts Custer As Reddick Wins 2018 XFINITY Series Championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship was signed, sealed but on it’s way to be delivered to Cole Custer. The final pit stops cost him and but helped Tyler Reddick secure the victory in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and take the championship instead. Christopher Bell was fourth among the four Championship 4 drivers heading into the final pit sequence, so he hit pit road a little early with 59 laps remaining. That sparked the final pit sequence to start which prompted Reddick, who was…

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5 Things To Watch For Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We’ve made it through 35 of the 36 races to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. One race remains as Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will mark the final race of the year. With that being said, here are five things to watch in Sunday’s race. 

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Who Wins The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship On Sunday?

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Alright, the time is here. It’s time to crown the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion on Sunday. But, who will it be? After three practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, here’s who I think will win the title and who finishes second through fourth. 

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5 Non Championship 4 Drivers To Watch In Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HOMESTEAD, Fla – It’s no secret, Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway is all about the Championship 4. That’s a no brainer. Ever since the winner-take-all format was set up in 2014, the race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway has been won by a Championship 4 member. With how this weekend is going, it likely will happen again. But, here are five drivers to watch that will contend too. 

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