The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is coming to a close, and the championship is just around the corner. Sunday November 18th will bring together the best in the sport, and the champion will be crowned.
Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, and Martin Truex Jr are all in the run for the title, and they all have the chance to take home the hardware.
Joey Logano has a history of being one of the top in the NASCAR world and this year is no exception. Logano has won two races this year and has 23 finishes in the top ten. He definitely has the skill, the crew, and the car to win it all. However, he does not have a good history on an intermediate track.
Logano has won on a short track, and a restrictor plate track, but has yet to prove himself on an intermediate track. Will he have enough to get the place he needs to take home the title?
When you think of one of the greatest in the sport, Kyle Busch is on the top of that list. He has been one of the most consistent racers in the current era. So far this year he has won eight races and has a good history in the playoffs.
Although consistent throughout the year he has had slight inconsistencies in the playoffs. Coming off of the win in Phoenix, he has the momentum going into Homestead.
After a successful and controversial year Kevin Harvick’s numbers speak for themselves. He is also coming off of an eight win season and he has been the most reliable driver this year. According to NASCAR he has led 484 more laps than any other driver.
His season has been impressive, but he now has to compete without his crew chief, and he has a big target on his back. Will he respond to the pressure and take home the hardware?
Martin Truex Jr is coming off of a four win season and 20 finishes in the top ten. He is also motivated to become a back to back champion. However, his team will be shutting down following the 2018 season.
Truex Jr has a lot of work to do. He has not won a race since July, and he has a lot of pressure on him to perform at the top of his game. Will his past championships be enough to bring him and his team together to chase down a very fast an competitive field?
Who will win?
I think all of the drivers have a chance to take home the trophy, but with the consistency of Harvick and the momentum of Busch, I think they are going to be the ones to beat.
This is going to be a fun race to watch with skill, speed, and competition.
The Championship race will be aired Sunday November 18th at 3:30 ET on NBCSN.
Stats and pictures from NASCAR.com