It is finally upon us, the season ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead Miami Speedway where a new Champion will be crowned. This is the second year for the still new Championship format where four drivers will race each other to see who wins. Each of the four contenders can write their own personal story to end the 2015 NASCAR history book.
Last year Kevin Harvick won the Championship with his own Storybook ending by wining with a brand new team in the first season of competition together. Considering that it was also the first year for the new Chase format; Harvick and his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet team had a lot of obstacles to get through.
When asked about going to Homestead Miami Speedway again to repeat Harvick said, “I mean, you just go down there and race. Last year I got to experience that all for the first time. It’s definitely, definitely different. It’s definitely ‑‑ there’s a lot more to think about. There’s a lot more to do. There’s a lot more things to manage. I feel like the playbook worked okay last year, so we’ll just try that again.”
This year Harvick picked up right where he left off last year and dominated the entire season. In the Championship playoffs he did show that he could be beat. He was able to win when he needed to and put together some great finishes in order to hang on and make it to the finale.
Harvick said, “I think it’s definitely been a Chase that’s been a little bit up and down for us, but the guys have battled through, and we’ve survived a lot of situations to be in contention for next week.”
The Closer, as Harvick has been called, is in the last race and in contention. If he can live up to his nickname he will write another Storybook Ending for the NASCAR history book.
If you cannot get to Homestead Miami Speedway for the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday November 22nd it will be broadcast live on NBC at 3 PM ET.
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