Ladies and gentlemen we present: The NASCAR finale

Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

HOMESTEAD Fla. – Sit down, strap in and hold on tight. Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway promises to be one wild ride. The final race in the long NASCAR Sprint Cup season will determine the champion for the season, but there are so many sub-plots that the race to find out who that will be is almost an afterthought.

Brad Keselowski seems firmly in control of his own destiny. He leads second place by 20 points. All he needs to do is finish 15th or better and the title will be his.

“We are planning on doing the same things at Homestead this weekend that got us to this point,” crew chief Paul Wolfe said. “Being cautious and ‘laying up’ is a good way to get into trouble. We are an aggressive team, and while we have the big picture in mind, we are going to do what we do.” MORE>>>

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