News and notes from each week of NASCAR racing using a Las Vegas oddsmaking perspective
Monday, November 16, 2015
2015 Chase Grid heading to Homestead
Is it Kyle Busch's championship to have? Harvick too tough? Pressure on Kyle too much?
2015 Chase Grid
Pts Back From Leader
Martin Truex Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Green = In position to move to the next round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Orange = In position to possibly be eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Red = Eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
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, regardless of the finish of any other driver/car/manufacturer.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC)
Driver The first to the finish line among the Championship 4 – Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – will win the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship.
Owner The same rule applies to the owner championship, which involves the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet.
Manufacturer Chevrolet has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer’s Championship.
NASCAR XFINITY Series (Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBC)
Driver Chris Buescher leads Chase Elliott by 18 points. He will clinch the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series driver championship with a finish of 13th or better; or 14th with at least one lap led; or 15th and the most laps led.
Owner The No. 22 Team Penske Ford has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series owner championship.
Manufacturer Ford leads Chevrolet by six points. Ford will clinch the Bill France Performance Award if its top-finishing car finishes second while leading at least one lap.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports 1)
Driver Erik Jones leads Tyler Reddick by 19 points. Jones will clinch the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship with a finish of 15th or better; or 16th with at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led.
Owner The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota leads the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford by 19 points. The No. 4 will clinch the owner championship with a finish of 15th or better; 16th with at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led.
Manufacturer Toyota has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer championship.