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Ford Ecoboost 400 At Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview


This weekend, NASCAR’s finest head to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford Ecoboost 400. This is the 36th and final race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the 10th race in the Chase For The Sprint Cup. In last years running, Kyle Busch claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship after winning this race.

Championship 4 Weekend: For the first time, all three NASCAR series championships will be determined and wrapped up under the “Chase” Playoff Format. The battles all have youth and veteran muscle mixed in and should make for good drama all weekend. TSJ101 has spent all week covering and previewing all three championship battles and they can be found below.

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Tony Stewart’s Farewell: Tony Stewart would love nothing more than to end his final full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway. History backs him up with 3 wins at the track (tied with Greg Biffle for most among active drivers), including the first Cup race at Miami in 1999. But, Tony has struggled at Homestead as of late with a 36.00 finishing average.

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#44ever: Another driver calling it an career after this weekend’s Ford Ecoboost 400 is rookie Brian Scott. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver has spent years grinding away in Trucks/XFINITY before getting his big break this season. He plans on spending more time with his family and not at the race track. But, a good finish for him would wrap up a up-and-down season.

Silly Season Approaching: This race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is the last for several drivers or teams to make an impression for not only next season, but their futures. Already, we’ve seen Tommy Baldwin Racing announce it’s plans to scale back next season, forcing Regan Smith to audition for a ride next season. Several drivers with unknown plans include Greg Biffle (rumored to be leaving RFR early), Casey Mears, Michael McDowell, and Chris Buescher.

Below is some NASCAR Fantasy advice for the Ford Ecoboost 400 At Homestead-Miami Speedway and the drivers to consider and to avoid:

Drivers To Consider: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, and Kurt Busch

Drivers To Avoid: Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Aric Almirola, and A.J. Allmendinger

Potential Sleepers:  Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Martin Truex Jr., and Kasey Kahne

When and Where to Watch: The Ford Ecoboost 400 At Homestead-Miami Speedway starts Sunday at 3:00pm EST on NBC