HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The Monster Power NASCAR Cup Sequence will crown its 2018 champion on Sunday.

Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch are every in search of their 2d titles. Joey Logano, the opposite Championship four motive force, will probably be in quest of his first. 

There are not any flukes on this crew. Those drivers rank because the season’s height 4 in moderate end, laps led and top-five finishes. And they have got all been within the ultimate 4 earlier than. 

A.J. Perez and Michelle R. Martinelli delve into the potentialities for every contender forward of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Home-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC): 

Martin Truex Jr.

Beginning place: third
Wins in 2018: four
Profession Cup wins: 19
Best possible end in standings: First (2017)
Highest end at Home: First (2017)

Why Truex will win name: A victory gained’t alternate the truth that Sunday marks the overall race for Furnishings Row Racing because the workforce will shutter operations. The No. 78 Toyota workforce confirmed it may well deal with their feelings simply high quality as final 12 months’s ultimate race and sequence championship got here as workforce proprietor Barney Visser recovered from a center assault.

“If we will do just what we did final 12 months, that may be high quality,” Truex mentioned.

Why he gained’t: Truex entered final 12 months’s finale with seven victories and he clinched his spot within the Championship four a race previous than he did this 12 months. Truex’s final win got here at Kentucky Speedway in July, the 19th race of the season, so he’s now not getting into on a task as a lot this time round.


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