NASCAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP 4 DRIVERS SET FOR FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

MIAMI – Champions in each of NASCAR’s three national series will be crowned this weekend, November 16-18, during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Following the conclusion of the Round of 8 at ISM Raceway, the Championship 4 field in each series has now been determined and the battle for a championship all comes down to the season’s final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

In each of the series, there are fascinating narratives that will help set the stage for one of the most intriguing race weekends NASCAR fans have ever seen. The following is information on the Championship 4 drivers from each of NASCAR’s three national series:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 
Sunday, November 18, 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

Kyle Busch, driver of the No.18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
 

·         Fourth consecutive year in Championship 4

·         Won 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 and 2015 Monster Energy Series championship

·         Accumulated eight victories this season

·         Compiled 21 top-5 and 27 top-10 finishes this year

 

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 car for Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)

 

·         Fourth appearance in Championship 4 (2014-15, 2017-18)

·         2014 Ford EcoBoost 400 winner and 2014 Monster Energy Series champion

·         Visited Victory Lane eight times this season, the highest single-season total of his career

·         Posted a series-high 22 top-5s and 28 top-10s this season

 

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 car for Furniture Row Racing (Toyota)

 

·         Won 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 and 2017 Monster Energy Series championship

·         Third year competing in Championship 4 (2015, 2017-18)

·         Amassed 19 top-5 and 20 top-10 showings this season

·         Earned four top-5 and eights top-10 finishes in 13 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 car for Team Penske (Ford)

 

·         Third appearance in Championship 4 (2014, 2016, 2018)

·         Scored two wins this season, including one in the playoffs

·         Earned two top-5 and four top-10 finishes in 10 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 
Saturday, November 17, 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 20 car for Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

 

·         Won the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship

·         Leads the XFINITY Series with seven wins this season

·         Posted 18 top-5 and 20 top-10 finishes in 2017

 

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 car for Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)

 

·         Won the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

·         Amassed a series-high 25 top-10 finished in 2018

·         Won one XFINITY Series race this season

 

Daniel Hemric, driver of the No. 21 car for Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)

 

·         Second straight appearance in Championship 4

·         Earned four poles in 2018

·         Scored a career-high 12 top-5 and 22 top-10 finishes this season

 

Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 9 car for JR Motorsports (Chevrolet)

 

·         Started on the pole in the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway

·         2018 XFINITY Series rookie

·         Won on XFINITY Series race this season

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200

Friday, November 16, 8:00 p.m. ET on FS1

 

Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 21 car for GMS Racing (Chevrolet)

 

·         Third straight year competing in Championship 4

·         Won 2016 Camping World Truck Series championship

·         Earned series-high six wins in 2018

 

Justin Haley, driver of the No. 24 car for GMS Racing (Chevrolet)

 

·         Making first appearance in Championship 4

·         Won three NCWTS races this season

·         Finished ninth in the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 200

 

Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 car for Kyle Busch Motorsports (Toyota)

 

·         Earned a series-best six poles in 2018

·         Led a series-high 591 laps this season

·         Won one Camping World Truck Series race this season

 

Brett Moffitt, driver of the No. 16 car for Hattori Racing (Toyota)

 

·         Claimed five victories this season

·         Accumulated 12 top-5 and top-10 showings in 2018

·         Making his first Camping World Truck Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

Tickets for 2018 Ford Championship Weekend, which consists of the Ford EcoBoost 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck series championship race), Ford EcoBoost 300 (NASCAR XFINITY series championship race) and Ford EcoBoost 400 (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series championship race), are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.