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Monday, November 10, 2014
Chase clinching scenarios for Cup, Nationwdie and Trucks at Homestead
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Clinch Scenarios For Homestead-Miami Speedway
Below are the finishes each driver/owner/manufacturer needs in this weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch their respective championships.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN)
Driver The first to the finish line among the Championship 4 – Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick – will win the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship.
Owner The same rule applies to the owner championship, which now involve the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
Manufacturer Chevrolet holds a 42-point lead over Ford. Chevrolet will clinch the manufacturer championship if its top finishing car finishes 38th or better.
NASCAR Nationwide Series (Saturday, Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2)
Driver Chase Elliott has officially clinched the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship.
Owner The No. 22 Team Penske Ford leads the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by 29 points. The No. 22 will clinch with a finish of 24th or better; or 25th with at least one lap led; or 26th and the most laps led.
Manufacturer Chevrolet holds a 30-point lead over Toyota. Chevrolet will clinch the Bill France Performance Award if its top-finishing car finishes 26th or better.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports 1)
Driver Matt Crafton leads Ryan Blaney by 25 points. He will clinch the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship with a finish of 21st or better; or 22nd with at least one lap led; or 23rd and the most laps led.
Owner The No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota holds an 18-point lead over the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota. The No. 51 will clinch the owner championship with a finish of 14th or better; 15th with at least one lap led; or 16th and the most laps led.
Manufacturer Toyota has officially clinched the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer championship.