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NASCAR Cup Sequence Championship four subject: How they acquired right here

NASCAR Cup Sequence Championship four subject: How they acquired right here

NASCAR started its Cup Sequence championship playoffs 9 weeks in the past with 16 groups. 13 certified for the four-round, 10-race sequence by profitable a minimum of as soon as in the course of the 26-race common season that stretched from Daytona Seaside in February via Richmond in September. The opposite three groups made the playoff subject primarily based on being the highest-ranked non-winners after the 26th race.

The 16-team subject was trimmed to 12 contenders after the Chicago, New Hampshire and Dover races. It was lowered to eight after the races at Charlotte, Talladega and Kansas Metropolis. It was additional minimize to the Championship 4 after the Martinsville, Fort Price and Phoenix races. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski survived the preliminary rounds to succeed in this weekend’s championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

No matter his end place within the Ford 400, this 12 months’s Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Sequence champion would be the driver who finishes highest among the many 4 championship hopefuls. Since NASCAR launched this “winner-take-all” format in 2014, the Homestead winner has additionally been the season champion: Kevin Harvick in 2014, Kyle Busch in 2015 and Jimmie Johnson final 12 months. Though the percentages are unfathomably and astronomically towards it ever taking place, it’s doable that this 12 months’s champion might hoist the trophy by ending 37th within the 40-car subject.

Brad Keselowski is looking for his second Cup championship and first since 2012. Picture by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

This 12 months’s playoff sequence went down like this:

Spherical of 16 at Chicago, New Hampshire and Dover:

Martin Truex Jr., No. 78 Toyota: Certified by profitable Las Vegas in March, Kansas Metropolis in June, Kentucky in July and Watkins Glen in August

Kyle Larson, No. 42 Chevrolet: Certified by profitable Fontana in March, Michigan in June, Michigan in August and Richmond in September

Kyle Busch, No. 18 Toyota: Certified by profitable Pocono in July and Bristol in August

Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford: Certified by profitable Atlanta in March and Martinsville in April

Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet: Certified by profitable Fort Price in March, Bristol in March and Dover in Could

Kevin Harvick, No. four Ford: Certified by profitable Sonoma in June

Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota: Certified by profitable New Hampshire in July and Darlington in September (victory was encumbered)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Ford: Certified by profitable Talladega in April and Daytona Seaside in July

Ryan Blaney, No. 21 Ford: Certified by profitable Pocono in June

Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Chevrolet: Certified by profitable Indianapolis in August

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Chevrolet: Certified by profitable Phoenix in March

Austin Dillon, No. three Chevrolet: Certified by profitable Charlotte in Could

Kurt Busch, No. 41 Ford: Certified by profitable Daytona Seaside in February

Chase Elliott, No. 24 Chevrolet: Certified by way of factors

Matt Kenseth, No. 20 Toyota: Certified by way of factors

Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Chevrolet: Certified by way of factors

Eradicated after Spherical of 16: Kurt Busch, Dillon, Kahne and Newman

Harvick - pic

Kevin Harvick is looking for his second Cup Sequence championship and first since 2014. Picture by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

Spherical of 12 at Charlotte, Talladega and Kansas Metropolis:

Truex: Superior by profitable Chicago

Kyle Busch: Superior by profitable New Hampshire and Dover

Larson: Superior by way of factors

Keselowski: Superior by way of factors

Johnson: Superior by way of factors

Harvick: Superior by way of factors

Hamlin: Superior by way of factors

Stenhouse: Superior by way of factors

Blaney: Superior by way of factors

Elliott: Superior by way of factors

Kenseth: Superior by way of factors

McMurray: Superior by way of factors

Eradicated after Spherical of 12: Kenseth, Larson, McMurray and Stenhouse

Kyle Busch - pic

Kyle Busch is looking for his second championship in three seasons. Picture by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

Spherical of eight at Martinsville, Fort Price and Phoenix:
Truex: Superior by profitable Charlotte and Kansas Metropolis
Keselowski: Superior by profitable Talladega
Ky. Busch: Superior by way of factors
Johnson: Superior by way of factors
Harvick: Superior by way of factors
Hamlin: Superior by way of factors
Blaney: Superior by way of factors
Elliott: Superior by way of factors
Eradicated after Spherical of eight: Blaney, Elliott, Hamlin and Johnson
Championship four at Homestead:
Ky. Buch: Superior by profitable Martinsville
Harvick: Superior by profitable Fort Price
Truex: Superior by way of factors
Keselowski: Superior by way of factors

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