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Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It is time to decide a champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is all that stands between four drivers — Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick — hoisting the championship trophy.

Here is a breakdown of everything you should need to know heading into Sunday’s championship-deciding race:

How can you watch the race? Tune your television to NBC for the traditional broadcast. There will be a secondary broadcast on NBCSN, which will follow the Championship 4.

If you would like to watch the race from your phone or streaming device, you can watch all of the action with the NBC Sports app (cable subscription verification required).

If you have a streaming television service, such as Playstation Vue, SlingTV or others, you can watch the race on your streaming service (provided your package includes NBC or NBCSN).

This is race No. 36 of 36 on the 2019 season

This is the final Playoff race, the championship will be decided in a winner-take all format

Whoever finishes best between Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick in this race will be your 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

Television Start Time: 3:00 PM ET (NBC and NBCSN)
Scheduled Green Flag (approximate time): 3:28 PM ET
Race Distance: 267 laps / 400.5 miles

Entry List
Practice Speeds
Starting Lineup (set by rule book, as qualifying was cancelled)
Pit Stall Assignments

Stage Lengths
Stage 1: 80 laps
Stage 2: 80 laps
Stage 3: 107 laps

Track Information
Track length: 1.5-miles
Banking (turns 1-2): Progressive from 18 to 20 degrees
Banking (turns 3-4): Progressive from 18 to 20 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 1,760 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,760 feet

Last Year’s Winner: Joey Logano

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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