The stage has been set and it all comes down to today. Which of the four nations will rise today and win the Chase for the Sprint Cup for 2015? Four Nations will battle, but only one will prevail.
Today at Homestead-Miami Speedway we will get the opportunity to watch four drivers, with four different stories, compete in a one race showdown to be crowned the champion.
Let’s take a look at the drivers and their stories:
Jeff Gordon has made this one of the most memorable championship races in the history of the sport. Gordon already a four-time champion, is hoping after 14 years to finally complete his “drive for five”. But with a 2015 season that was not too kind to him, how much of a threat is Gordon really to winning? If Matt Kenseth would not had taken out Joey Logano at Martinsville, the odds are Gordon would not be in contention for the championship. Logano had the field cover and Gordon had not won a race all season. Even though Gordon is a fan favorite, Gordon is far from being favorite to winning a championship. (Gordon starts 5th)
Kyle Busch has found himself in uncharted territory. One of two legitimate contenders to winning the championship this year. Busch traveled a different road then the other three drivers to get here. Busch found himself sidelined for 11 races due to and injury and having to work harder than any other drive to make today possible. Not only did he do that, he out performed 80% of the Sprint Cup Series in 11 less races. Busch might be one of the most hated drivers in NASCAR, but he is by far the most talented driver in NASCAR. Busch will not be a fan favorite by any stretch of the imagination, but Vegas says he is a pretty good bet and I agree! (Busch starts 3rd)
Martin Truex Jr. has to be the sentimental favorite. His girlfriend beating cancer, his being a one car race team, his team being located out of Denver, Colorado and his bounce back from the unfortunate events of Richmond while being at MWR. The 2015 season has been by far the best season in Truex’s career. Truex had 1 win, 8 top 5’s and 22 top 10’s, making him one of the best drivers statistically in 2015. Still not enough to have the experts picking Truex, but enough to gain fan support. (Truex starts 11th)
Kevin Harvick is without a doubt, favored to repeating as the winner of Chase for the Sprint Cup and is the other legitimate contender. Harvick has been here, he has done this. With 3 wins, 22 top 5’s and 27 top 10’s, Harvick is not only favored because he is the defending champion, he is also favored because he has been the most consistent and dominant driver in 2015. Yes, he might of pulled an unethical move at Talladega to keep himself in the Chase, but he is here and will do what ever it takes to repeat as champion. (harvick starts 13th)
All eyes will be on NASCAR, these four teams and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Which Nation will you support today as one becomes NASCAR’s 2015 champion?