With four drivers vying for the coveted NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, all eyes will be on Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday. Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, and Kevin Harvick look to out muscle each other in a race to the finish at the Ford EcoBoost 400.
Of the four, Ryan Newman is perhaps the most surprising as he has yet to win a race this season. But NASCAR’s newly revamped playoff system (and a last-lap push of Kyle Larson into the wall in Phoenix) has allowed him to compile enough points to contend for the championship, even if it was just by one point over popular driver, Jeff Gordon.
Newman doesn’t even have to win on Sunday, he just needs to finish higher that the other contenders. If he is able to come away with a victory, Newman would be the first win-less driver to win the cup.
Regardless of the outcome, this years championship race promises to be exciting. So many stories develop with each NASCAR season it will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Payback is always in question when the green flag drops, especially in races as intense as this one with so much riding on the line.
Of course we here at Precision Garage Door in Las Vegas always pull for Liftmaster sponsored driver Jamie McMurray, who finished a respectable 14th in his last race in Phoenix after over-coming many challenges during the race. Although currently the 18th ranked driver in the Sprint Cup chase, McMurray looks to end the season on a high note next Sunday at Homestead.