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Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview: Crowning the Champion

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Taylor covers NASCAR for RotoWire. He is a three-time winner of the FSWA's Racing Writer of the Year award. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

The finale of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has arrived. After 35 events of spectacular crashes, dominating performances and surprise comebacks, we have finally reached the championship-crowning moment of the sport. The drama has been building all season, and even more so the last several weeks of the Chase. The Sprint Cup Series annual running at the 1.5-mile true oval with variable banking is the last of 36 races that crowns the NASCAR champion. Homestead's unique configuration, which includes relatively flat straightaways of three degrees and 20-degree variable banked turns, presents a challenge unlike any other facility on the circuit. It's fitting that this intermediate oval crowns the champion of NASCAR's top racing series.

Jimmie Johnson comes to Homestead with a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth in the championship Chase. The narrow margin that we had prior to Phoenix disappeared after the ...

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