It All Comes Down to This! [Cup Series Live Thread]
Smoke says he's not too worried about qualifying, and I'm sure he won't stay back there very long. 7 other drivers who start in the top 12 are Chase drivers, but they're all eliminated. They all want to just go out and try to win the race. That could play into Stewart's hands. Both Smoke and Carl have 2 wins here at Homestead. Both have had a lot of success. That said, Edwards controls his own destiny. Finish ahead of Stewart and win the title. History is on his side as Homestead has been a House of Roush over the years.
We're not going to get into much detail, that's already been discussed in the preview. So who wins this race? The title?
My race pick: Kasey Kahne
I say he makes it 2 in a row. He's been incredibly fast all weekend, and he'll have himself a proper send off from the Red Bull team.
Dark horse: Greg Biffle
Don't count the Biff out at any point at Homestead. He starts in the top 10, and he did win 3 in a row here, the only driver to do so.
As for the Championship, it's going to come down to the wire, but I'm going with Smoke, and here's why. The guys in the pre-race talked about it, he's been there before. Edwards has never come into the final race having to protect the lead, and we saw what happened to Denny Hamlin last year when he was in the very same situation. Stewart knows what he has to do, and he's been at the top twice before in the Cup Series. I think the experience of being there before plays heavily into Stewart's favor.
Who do you have for the race? The championship? This is your official live thread to discuss the happenings before, during, and after the race. Let's go crown a new champion!