NASCAR’S FINAL FOUR SET
The entire season comes down to one final race this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field has gone from 16, to 12, to eight and now four to contend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
The final race will be a winner-take-all battle as each driver will control his destiny. All Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch need to do is beat each other and the highest finishing driver in the race will win the 2015 championship.
This year’s popular underdog is clearly Truex and his one-car team, Furniture Row Racing.
“We have kind of overcome a lot of odds,” said Truex, who has led so many laps at Kansas Speedway the last two years but hasn’t been able to wind up in Gatorade Victory Lane. “I’m just proud to be a part of this group and looking forward to having the opportunity to do something that we’ve all dreamed about our whole lives next weekend.”
Three-time Kansas Speedway winner Gordon, the fan favorite, has the opportunity to go out a champion in his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series.
“This team is ready,” said Gordon. “They really are. They are very, very determined to make this happen and we believe that we can.”
Another Kansas Speedway winner, Harvick, is the defending champion and Homestead-Miami race winner. And, he could be considered a favorite to repeat as champion.
“I feel like we’ve overcome a lot of things throughout the Chase,” said Harvick. “We’ve survived and advanced. We’re going to go down there and just do like we’ve done and race as hard as we can.”
Busch will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship after overcoming a difficult season, where he missed the first 11 points races due to an injury in a crash during the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race in Daytona.
“Now going to Homestead for the first time with an opportunity to win a championship is really awesome,” said Busch, who has wins in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway. “I like our chances. I’m looking forward to going out there, performing and being the lone Toyota.”
Watch the season finale on NBC or listen on Motor Racing Network, Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m. CT to see the 2015 Champion crowned live at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR will return for two exciting weekends at Kansas Speedway in 2016. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 under the lights on Friday, May 6, 2016 with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400 under the lights on Saturday May 7, 2016 and the fifth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2016 with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2016.