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Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR’s three national divisions will crown champions this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the sun sets on the 2017 season. (Photo: Getty Images)


NASCAR’s three national divisions will crown their season champions this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 caps off the weekend that begins with Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series finale and continues Saturday with the XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300.

This year’s Cup Series title quartet includes three drivers in search of a second career title - Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski - along with the season’s most dominant driver, Martin Truex Jr., who's won seven races and is in search of Cup crown No. 1.

Johnny Sauter is back to defend last year’s Truck Series title and will have veteran Matt Crafton to battle along with a pair of young drivers, Austin Cindric and Christopher Bell.

JR Motorsports has claimed three spots in Saturday’s XFINITY Series title race with Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and William Byron. Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric rounds out the all-Chevrolet championship foursome.

Motor Racing Network will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of all three races this weekend from Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Boat Awaits Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner
The driver who takes the checkered flag in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale will also take home a unique prize: a Contender 25-foot bay boat. The uniquely South Florida prize has been awarded to the race winner of the Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2013.

Chevrolet Claims XFINITY Series Award
With William Byron's victory at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, Chevrolet clinched the Bill France Performance Award in the NASCAR XFINITY Series - marking the 18th time the "bowtie brand" has captured the honor, more than any other manufacturer.

The triumph marks the third time Camaro has earned the award since becoming Chevrolet's flagship nameplate in the XFINITY Series in 2013.

Truck Series Ride to Hill
Young's Motorsports announced that Austin Hill will compete for the team full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. Hill, who has run a partial schedule with the team this season, will be paired with veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick and drive the No. 02 Chevrolet.

Young's Motorsports hopes to expand its presence next season with a two-truck program. Details are expected to be announced at a later date.

Hill's best finish in 12 starts this season is 10th place at Kentucky Speedway.

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