The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has been one of controversy both on and off the track, but it all came to a fantastic finish with Kevin Harvick claiming victory of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Not only did he win the race, but he also scored his first Sprint Cup championship.
For the past 12 years running, Ford has sponsored NASCAR's season-finale racing spectacular. That not only means that Dearborn gets to call the event the Ford Championship Weekend, but also gets to bring the pace car. This year's season closer is set to take place this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Ford will not only bring a new F-150 Tremor to pace the Camping World truck race and a Shelby GT500 to pace the Nationwide race, but also this unique Mustang to set the pace at the Ford E
Oh, how far things have come. NASCAR, as you may have heard, traces its roots back to moonshiners trying to outrun police cars. Now it'll be the stock cars chasing after the police when NASCAR rounds out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
This Sunday the Chase for the 2006 Nextel Cup will cross the finish line. At the end of the day, as long as No. 48 Jimmie Johnson finishes 12th or better at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he will walk away with his long-awaited championship. According to the guys who crunch the numbers, that's even if No. 17 Matt Kenseth, who trails Johnson by 63 points, wins the race and leads the most laps.