NASCAR championship clinch scenarios heading to Homestead

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, lead the field to a restart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, lead the field to a restart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, lead the field to a restart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

After a season that started in February, one more race is left to decide NASCAR’s top touring series champions. The season will end at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be decided Friday, the Nationwide Series on Saturday, and finally the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.

Jimmie Johnson came home third Sunday at Phoenix and Matt Kenseth struggled to a 23rd place finish; Kevin Harvick won his fourth race of the season and is the only other driver with a mathematical chance to win the title.

Shortly after the race Sunday night, NASCAR published the clinch scenarios for all three series heading to the final race of the season at Homestead. MORE>>>

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