The final race of the 2018 NASCAR season, is this Sunday, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This season’s Championship Four is set and will make Sunday’s event one to watch. Here is a look at the four drivers who will compete for the 2018 Championship.
#22 Joey Logano the youngest of the four championship drivers, enters with two wins on the season at Talladega and Martinsville. Logano is also the only driver who has yet to host NASCAR’s premier series championship. Logano has twenty career victories and was the championship runner-up in 2016. Logano’s chances may be tough as he has made what may be an enemy in fellow championship four driver Martin Truex Jr. #78 Martin Truex Jr is the defending NASCAR champion and might be the feel-good story of this year’s championship four. This race marks the final race for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, as they will be closing their doors after the season. The 19-time winner will look to send his team out with a championship. Truex has four wins this season, and looks to get his fifth on Sunday.
#18 Kyle Busch has had a very successful season. Eight wins on the year, the last of which came last week at ISM Raceway. The 2015 series champion has 51 career wins, and looks like he has a great shot at winning his second championship. Can Busch get it done in 2018? Busch has four championship four appearances which have him tied with Kevin Harvick for the most. #4 Kevin Harvick has had a career year in 2018. Eight wins marks the most Harvick has ever had in a single season. Harvick has 45 career wins, and won a championship back in 2014, and has four championship four appearances. Harvick will once again be without crew chief Rodney Childers but, should be alright with Tony Gibson atop the pit box.
#11 Denny Hamlin captured the pole for Sunday’s race, as he is still looking for his first win of the season. He along with #48 Jimmie Johnson, who races his final race with crew chief Chad Knaus along with it being his final ride with Lowe’s as a sponsor. The playoff drivers qualified as follows Kyle Busch starts second, Martin Truex Jr starts third, Joey Logano starts fifth, and Kevin Harvick qualified the lowest of the four drivers in 12th.
It’s going to be an intriguing race, so without further thoughts here is my pick I like Kevin Harvick to win the race and the second Championship of his career. Check out the Ford Ecoboost 400 on Sunday to see who takes home the championship.