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. After 35 points paying races, the last 4 drivers who will race to the championship Sunday have been decided.
Since the elimination format to pick a winner was released two years ago the champion has also won the race. Odds are then that the winner of the race Sunday will also wear the Cup crown. Others could triumph, but three of those previous five race winners dating back to Tony Stewart at 2011, also have won the name, 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 among the four finalists for Sunday’s 36th race of the year for your gambling 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 unites»loop data» components such as average running position, average rate under green, variety of workouts, and other stats. There’s a maximum of 150 points that a driver can make for every race. The chances are present as of Wednesday.
1. Carl Edwards (7-1). Edwards has two wins here along with the maximum driver evaluation one of the 4, 109.4. The only driver among the Championship 4 having multiple wins at Homestead, Edwards still has memories of losing the race, along with the title, to Tony Stewart at 2011. Part of the Joe Gibbs Racing team, Edwards will be seeking 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 evaluation of this 4, 96.7. Johnson will be looking to make history Sunday with a title. If he brings his»A» game and may avoid a few of the miscues that the team has endured this season occasionally, Johnson could just pull it off.
3. Kyle Busch (5-1). Busch is seeking to defend his name, made by a win at Homestead this past year. He has the third greatest driver evaluation, 95.5. But he hardly left the Championship 4, and has struggled sometimes. But with one final race and a chance to bring another title, and Joe Gibbs Racing behind himBusch could be in position to add another win, and yet another name.
4. Joey Logano (7-1). Logano is perhaps the underdog among the Championship 4. He’s never won at Homestead, has the lowest driver evaluation among the field, 83.5. However, Logano finished fourth last year and headed the 2nd most laps in the race,» 72. Logano has been astonishing 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 trying to acquire Sunday. Chief among them, Matt Kenseth (12-1). Kenseth has the 2nd highest driver rating one of 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 powerful statement. Kevin Harvick (6-1) was also disappointed a week as he failed to make the cut for the first time because the removal format started. He won the raceand the name in 2014, has the fifth greatest driver rating, 104.3, and could add another win to his Homestead restart Sunday.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be run on Sunday, November 20. Live coverage will be on NBC beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET with the green flag coming just after 2:30 p.m. ET.
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