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Site: Home­stead, Flor­ida. Sched­ule: Fri­day, prac­tice, 10 a.m. (NBCSN), qual­i­fy­ing, 3:10 p.m. (NBCSN); Satur­day, prac­tice, 8:35 a.m. & 11 a.m. (NBCSN); Sun­day, race, 12 p.m., NBC. Track: Home­stead-mi­ami Speed­way (oval, 1.5 mile). Race dis­tance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps. Last year: Mar­tin Truex, Jr. capped a bril­liant sea­son by win­ning the ti­tle race in Mi­ami. Last race: Kyle Busch took Phoenix, the se­cond to last race of the sea­son. Fast facts: The Cham­pi­onship 4 will be Truex, Busch, Kevin Har­vick and Joey Logano. The four driv­ers re­main­ing in the ti­tle hunt have com­bined for a stag­ger­ing 100 top-10s and 22 wins in 2018 . ... Logano is the only driver still left in the cham­pi­onship hunt who has yet to win a Cup ti­tle. Logano was fourth in 2014 and se­cond in 2016 . ... Busch won it all in 2015 and was se­cond to Truex a year ago . ... Har­vick, who won the ti­tle four years ago, has a win and nine top-5s at Home­stead. Next race: Sea­son com­plete. On­line: http://www.nas­


Site: Home­stead. Sched­ule: Fri­day, prac­tice, 11:35 a.m. & 2:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Satur­day, qual­i­fy­ing, 9:35 a.m. (NBCSN); race, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN Track: Home­stead-mi­ami Speed­way. Race dis­tance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Cole Custer won at Mi­ami from the front row. Last race: Christo­pher Bell, af­ter start­ing all the way in 38th, won at Phoenix. Fast facts: Bell, who led 94 laps last week, will be joined by Custer, Daniel Hem­ric and Tyler Red­dick in the chase for a cham­pi­onship . ... )Matt Tifft, El­liott Sadler, Justin All­gaier and Austin Cin­dric were elim­i­nated af­ter Phoenix . ... Mi­ami will be the last sched­uled start of El­liott's ca­reer. Sadler an­nounced this sea­son that he's re­tir­ing at the end of 2018 . ... Jef­frey Earn­hardt, the grand­son of the late Dale Earn­hardt, will com­pete in nine Xfin­ity races for Joe Gibbs Rac­ing in 2019. Next race: Sea­son com­plete. On­line: http://www.nas­


Site: Home­stead. Sched­ule: Fri­day, prac­tice, 5:35 and 7:05 a.m., qual­i­fy­ing, 12:45 p.m. (FS1), race, 5 p.m., FS1. Track: Home­stead-mi­ami Speed­way. Race dis­tance: 201 miles, 134 laps. Last year: Chase Briscoe won Home­stead from the pole. Last race: Brett Mof­fitt took first at Phoenix. Fast facts: Mof­fitt, Noah Grag­son, Johnny Sauter and Justin Ha­ley will com­pete for the ti­tle on Fri­day. Thor­sport Rac­ing team­mates Grant En­fin­ger and Matt Crafton were knocked out last week . ... Sauter and Ha­ley, team­mates at GMS Rac­ing, won their way in with vic­to­ries at Martinsville and Texas. Sauter was the cham­pion in 2016 and has made it to the fi­nal race in all three Cham­pi­onship 4 sea­sons . ... Crafton hasn't won this sea­son. The last time he went win­less was in 2012. Next race: Sea­son com­plete. On­line: http://www.nas­


Last week: Lewis Hamil­ton won his 10th race of the sea­son. He's now done that four times in the last five years. Next race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 25, Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit, Abu Dhabi. On­line: http://www.for­

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