NASCAR'S championship comes down to Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr and Joey Logano at Homestead-Miami Speedway

YouTube download / NASCAR video / Race Rewind: Homestead-Miami 2017 Championship. The final 4 for NASCAR'S Cup Championship are (left to right) Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano race for all the marbles Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Denny Hamlin, winless, this season, has the pole in NASCAR's season finale. 

Here are the odds as to who will become the 2018 NASCAR Cup Champion per VegasInsider.com: Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch both at 9/4, defending champion Martin Truex Jr. at  11/4, and Joey Logano at 7/2.

The race begins at 3 p.m. on NBC TV, and on MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90). The race is 400.5 miles (267 laps)

These are the Top 15 starters for the Ford EcoBoost 400:

1. Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota): A win is a must to avoid a winless season...

2. Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota): Seeking a second cup championship since 2015, tied with Kevin Harvick with most season wins with 8...

3. Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota): Defending cup champion...

4. Brad Keselowski (Team Penske No. 2 Ford) 2012 cup champion...

5. Joey Logano (Team Penske No. 22 Ford) Hasn't won at a 1.5-mile track in three years...

6. Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Ford) 2004 cup champion...

7. Erik Jones (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota) 15th in the standings; will finish somewhere between ninth and 16th...

8. Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing No. 31 Chevrolet) Four top-10 finishes in past eight Homestead starts...

9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford) 15th-place finish last year was first career top-20 showing there...

10. Aric Almiroa (Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 Ford) Seventh in rankings; will finish anywhere from fifth to ninth...

11. Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet) 10th in the standings; will finish between eighth and 16th...

12. Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford) 2014 cup champion, tied with Kyle Busch for most wins this season with 8...

13. Alex Bowman (Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet) 16th in the standings and but could finish as high as 11th...

14. Chase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet) fifth in points; highest of all non-championship drivers...

15. Ryan Blaney (Team Penske No. 12 Ford) Ninth in the standings; will finish somewhere between fifth and 13th...

Entire Starting Lineup...

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Henry Frederick was the recipient of a first place award in Sports Reporting from the Florida Press Club's 2018 statewide Journalism Contest for his story headlined, Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in last-lap bump and wreck of race leader Aric Almirola. In 2015, Frederick also received a first place award in the same category from the Florida Press Club for his story headlined, BREAKING NEWS: Several fans injured when debris from race car rips through catch fence at finish of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. In 2012, Frederick received a first place award for a blog on his childhood dreams back home in Connecticut of one day covering the Daytona 500 as a reporter, which he made a reality when he arrived in Daytona back in 1996. Frederick, who was a cops & courts reporter for nearly a decade with the Daytona Beach News-Journal under the previous owners, the Davidson Family, received a first-place award from the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2003, for his front page Sunday enterprise story headlined, "Lawsuit monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR." The same story garnered him a third-place award from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, and third place from the Florida Press Club. Frederick also covered the legal proceedings in Teresa Earnhardt's successful lawsuit to keep her racing husband Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos sealed after his death in the 2001 Daytona 500. All told, Frederick has amassed more than 100 award-winning byline stories in his journalism career.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.