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The NASCAR championship weekend is here.
Homestead hosts the season finale of all three national series for the last time.
The Gander Outdoor Truck Series will start the action on Friday.
What: Ford EcoBoost 200
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL
When: Friday, November 15th at 8:30 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)
Defending race winner and champion Brett Moffitt has to be considered the early favorite.
The GMS Racing driver made his first career start at the track last year, leading 59 laps on his way to victory lane.
Moffitt has been in great form through this year’s playoffs, winning the first two races and scoring five top 10 finishes in six starts.
He was on the way to add a third win at Martinsville before getting caught up in a crash.
The reigning champion leads all regular Truck Series drivers this season with four wins.
Stewart Friesen secured his spot in the Championship Four with a win at Phoenix.
It was the Canadian’s first victory on paved surface, which had been a long-time coming.
He has only missed out on the top 10 three times in the last 15 starts, scoring two wins during that span.
Friesen could crown his career year with a championship at Homestead.
The HFR driver has three career starts at the track, scoring a best finish of fourth last season.
Ross Chastain was the Truck Series sensation in 2019.
Driving for the small Niece Motorsports operation, he gave the team its first win despite not running a full season entry.
The result prompted Chastain to make a full-time switch from the Xfinity Series to the trucks.
The Melon Man went on to score two wins and secure a spot in the playoffs.
Chastain had a solid postseason campaign, posting three top 3 finishes and leading the most laps on two occasions.
He has two top 10 finishes in five starts at Homestead.
Matt Crafton is another one of the three previous winners at Homestead on this year’s grid.
The Truck Series veteran made it into the Championship Four after coming out on top of a close fight against Austin Hill.
Now, Crafton has the chance to add a third title to his count.
The two-time champion won at Homestead in 2015, and is on a streak of five consecutive top 10 finishes at the track.
The ThorSport driver has seven top 10 finishes in his last ten starts at the track.
While he has failed to win a race in the last two years, Crafton relied on his usual consistency in order to advance.
Grant Enfinger has two top 10 finishes in three starts at Homestead.
The ThorSport driver did well in this race last year, starting from the pole and winning stage 1 on his way to a runner-up finish.
Enfinger won the regular season championship, but an engine issue cost him a spot in the Round of 6.
He has since bounced back to score two consecutive top 5 finishes.
Enfinger has not won a race this season, with his best result being a second place in the Daytona opener.
Ben Rhodes is also coming off a strong race at Phoenix last week.
The ThorSport driver won stage 1 and finished a solid fourth, while also leading the most laps.
Rhodes, just like his teammates Crafton and Enfinger, is still chasing after his first win of the season.
He has three second place finishes as his best results.
Rhodes had a great race at Homestead two years ago, leading 43 laps and winning stage 2.
He ended up running out of fuel from second place with only five laps remaining and finished down in 19th.
If he does manage to recapture that form, Rhodes could be among the front-runners again.
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