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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Johnny Sauter Comes Up Just Short In Defending His Truck Series Championship

Homestead, Fla – Friday night’s Championship 4 contenders at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was a vast array of veterans vs. youth. On one side, you had two veteran drivers who’ve combined to win three of the last four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championships. On the other side, you had two drivers, one a rookie the other a second year driver. One of the veterans was hoping that his end of season surge would be enough to put the pressure on youngster Christopher Bell and force him to make a mistake. Instead,…

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Christopher Bell Wins 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship

Homestead, Fla – Christopher Bell was crowned the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion on Friday night at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Oklahoma native sealed a near flawless season in the Ford EcoBoost 200. By virtue of his runner-up finish, Bell earned his first career NASCAR championship. Bell, started 13th, last among the four Championship 4 contenders, but quickly drove through the field to win the first stage of the race. He’d remain the top playoff contender all night from there and take home his first series championship and giving…

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Chase Briscoe Earns 1st Career Victory, Sends Brad Keselowski Racing Out With Win

Homestead, Fla – While it wasn’t the perfect ending for Brad Keselowski Racing, it was still a proper send off for the team. In August, BKR announced that they’d be leaving NASCAR upon the completion of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Despite that, they still put both drivers in the playoffs. The organization showed no quit amid uncertain futures. Rookie Austin Cindric wound up in the Championship 4 with a shot at the season championship on Friday night at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He’d finish fifth in his No.…

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After Friday’s Final 2 XFINITY Series Practices, It Looks Like The 2017 Champion May Not Have To Win Saturday’s Race

Homestead, Fla – Out of the three NASCAR divisions crowning their season champion this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the only series that I could see a champion be crowned by not actually win the race was in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series should see the race winner on Friday night be either one of Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell or Austin Cindric. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale on Sunday should see one of their Championship 4 drivers win too. After all,…

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Should Keselowski’s Last Of Speed This Weekend Worry Him?

Homestead, Fla – It’s not surprising to see most of the Championship 4 drivers up towards the front of the speed charts this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. On the opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session on Friday, the top three speeds were all championship eligible drivers. Note, I said the top three speeds, not four. Brad Keselowski has been off again. On Friday, he was 21st on the speed charts. While he was dealing with a brake problem, it’s a problem that he once again doesn’t have the…

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Number Crunching Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, Expect a New Winner, Late Race Caution, Late Race Lead Change

We’ve made it to the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It’s Ford championship weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) will wrap up what was a fantastic season in NASCAR’s premiere series. Four drivers head to the South Florida track with championship hopes on their mind. The top finisher this weekend out of Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski will be crowned the 2017 champion. So, who will it be. While I’ve wrote about each of…

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Budweiser Makes Emotional Tribute Video For Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Final Cup Start This Weekend at Homestead

Nothing against Nationwide Insurance, Axalta Paints, Mountain Dew or any other sponsor that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has driven for over the last since 2008, but when I, and most, think of Earnhardt Jr., we think of his bright red Budweiser colors. Now, we get to see NASCAR’s most popular driver don the Budweiser colors on his No. 88 Chevrolet one more time this weekend. Earlier this summer, Budweiser and Hendrick Motorsports announced that in the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Budweiser will put their colors on Earnhardt’s car. It’s…

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