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NASCAR at Miami-Homestead: What you need to know about the Cup Series championship

Brendan Marks, The Charlotte Observer on

Published in Auto Racing

HOT

Kevin Harvick: Harvick won at Texas and sandwiched that victory between two top-five finishes. As if that wasn't momentum enough, he has a strong history at Homestead.

Martin Truex Jr.: His third-place finish at Phoenix was his worst in four races, so ... yeah, he's good. Homestead has been a challenge for him in the past, but he's been so fast this year it's hard to bet against him.

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Kyle Busch: His win at Martinsville two weeks ago earned him a spot in Homestead, but since then he finished 19th at Texas and seventh at Phoenix. There's a reason he's in the final four, but he needs to improve to make a run.

 

Brad Keselowski: He sneaked into the final four for a whole lot of reasons other than his actual driving at Phoenix, but at least he's in. It'll take a lot of improvement before Homestead to be a legitimate title threat.

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