NASCAR betting odds for drivers to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
So it comes down to this. The final race of this long NASCAR season. Following 35 points spending races, the last 4 drivers who will race for the championship Sunday have been decided.
Since the elimination format to decide a champion was released two years ago the winner has even won the race. Odds are then that the winner of the race Sunday will also wear the Cup crown. Others could win, but three of those last five race winners dating back to Tony Stewart in 2011, also have won the title, so don’t be shocked if the driver celebrating a race win in victory lane Sunday, is also celebrating his championship.
Here is how it shakes out one of the four finalists for Sunday’s 36th race of this year for your betting or fantasy racing leagues. Driver Ratings are accumulated from 2005-2016 races (23 total) among active drivers at Phoenix. The Driver Rating is a number based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines”loop info” components like average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, and other stats. There’s a maximum of 150 points a driver can make for every race. The chances are current as of Wednesday.
1. Carl Edwards (7-1). Edwards has just two wins here and the highest driver evaluation among the 4, 109.4. The only driver among the Championship 4 having a number of wins at Homestead, Edwards still has memories of losing the race, and the title, to Tony Stewart at 2011. Section of the Joe Gibbs Racing team, Edwards will be looking for redemption Sunday, and he may just get it.
2. Jimmie Johnson (7-2). Homestead is one of those few tracks in NASCAR that Johnson hasn’t won at. He runs well here though and has the second greatest driver rating of this 4, 96.7. Johnson will be looking to make history Sunday with a seventh title. If he brings his”A” game and can prevent a few of the miscues that the team has suffered this season at times, Johnson could pull it off.
3. Kyle Busch (5-1). Busch is seeking to defend his title, made by a win at Homestead this past year. He’s got the third greatest driver rating, 95.5. However he barely left the Championship 4, also has struggled at times. But with one last race and a chance to bring another name, and Joe Gibbs Racing behind himBusch could be in position to add another win, and another name.
4. Joey Logano (7-1). Logano is perhaps the underdog among the Championship 4. He has never won at Homestead, gets the lowest motorist evaluation among the area, 83.5. But Logano finished fourth last year and led the second most laps in the race,” 72. Logano has been surprising at times this year and he could surely be a surprise Sunday by winning his first Cup title.
OTHERS: There will be a total of 36 other motorists seeking to win Sunday. Chief among them, Matt Kenseth (12-1). Kenseth has the 2nd greatest driver evaluation among the area, 108.4, also acquired here in 2007. Coming off a disappointing finish at Phoenix a week, Kenseth will be seeking to make a strong statement. Kevin Harvick (6-1) was also disappointed a week as he failed to make the cut for the first time since the elimination format started. He also won the race, and the name in 2014, has the fifth greatest driver evaluation, 104.3, and may add another win to his Homestead restart Sunday.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be conducted on Sunday, November 20. Live coverage is going to be on NBC starting at 2:00 p.m. ET with all the green flag coming just after 2:30 p.m. ET.
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