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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead, Fla.: Ford EcoBoost 400 at a glance

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt was leading on lap 219 when the race was called due to rain.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt was leading on lap 219 when the race was called due to rain. AP

Ford 400

Distance: 267 laps, or 400.5 miles.

Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, a 1.5-mile, paved oval in Homestead, Fla.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC, NBCSN.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.

Also this week: Ford EcoBoost 200, Truck series, 8 p.m., Friday, Fox Sports 1; Ford EcoBoost 300, Xfinity Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2:45 p.m., Saturday, NBC.

Worth mentioning: NASCAR wraps up its season with championships on the line in all three series, including Chris Buescher leading the Xfinity series and Erik Jones on top of the Truck series.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

The final four: Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. will go for the championship Sunday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Wins at Phoenix on a rainy night in the desert.

Erik Jones: Closing in on Truck championship in his rookie season.

NOT

Joey Logano: Had every break go his way – thanks to a fast car – earlier in the Chase, then he saw it go away in the third round.

Kurt Busch: Cost himself a shot at advancing with penalty before the Phoenix race was 1 foot old (jumped the start ahead of pole-winner Jimmie Johnson).

Carl Edwards: Phoenix ended too soon for him – finishing five points out of the top four.

David Scott

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick

5,000

2. Jeff Gordon

5,000

3. Kyle Busch

5,000

4. Martin Truex Jr.

5,000

5. Carl Edwards

2,334

6. Joey Logano

2,319

7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2,306

8. Brad Keselowski

2,304

9. Kurt Busch

2,297

10. Denny Hamlin

2,293

11. Ryan Newman

2,286

12. Jimmie Johnson

2,280

13. Jamie McMurray

2,264

14. Paul Menard

2,239

15. Matt Kenseth

2,197

16. Clint Bowyer

2,174

17. Aric Almirola

937

18. Kasey Kahne

914

19. Greg Biffle

840

20. Kyle Larson

832

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

1,157

2. Chase Elliott

1,139

3. Ty Dillon

1,135

4. Regan Smith

1,133

5. Elliott Sadler

1,044

6. Daniel Suarez

1,040

7. Darrell Wallace Jr.

1,037

8. Brian Scott

992

9. Brendan Gaughan

991

10. Ryan Reed

875

Truck

1. Erik Jones

861

2. Tyler Reddick

842

3. Matt Crafton

829

4. Johnny Sauter

772

5. Timothy Peters

765

6. Cameron Hayley

731

7. Daniel Hemric

697

8. John Wes Townley

695

9. Ben Kennedy

650

10. Spencer Gallagher 644

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