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NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend schedule at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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This is it, the grand finale, the main event, the biggest show of shows if you’re a NASCAR driver, team member or just a fan.

Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway not only marks the end of the 2015 Sprint Cup season, it also marks the day that NASCAR will crown a new Sprint Cup champion. Contending for the title will be Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.

But there are two very significant undercard events as well this weekend.

Four drivers remain in contention for the Xfinity crown, which will be determined Saturday -- points leader Chris Buescher, defending champ Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Regan Smith.

As for the Truck championship, it’s likely the new champ will be one of two 19-year-olds (points leader Erik Jones or Tyler Reddick), making the youngest champion in NASCAR history. Two-time defending Truck champ Matt Crafton is left with only a mathematical shot at the title Friday night.

Here’s how the final race weekend of 2015 shapes up (times listed are Eastern):


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

7:30 a.m. – Truck garage opens

9 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. – Truck final practice (Fox Sports 1)

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

12 – 1:25 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

1:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

1:30 – 3:55 p.m. – Xfinity final practice (NBSCN)

4:10 p.m. – Truck qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

5:45 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

6:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

7:30 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8 p.m. – Camping World Truck Series race – Ford EcoBoost 200 (134 laps, 201 miles) (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).


7 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

10 – 10:55 a.m. – Sprint Cup practice (CNBC, Motor Racing Network)

11:15 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying (CNBC)

12:45 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

1 – 1:50 p.m. – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

2:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

2:45 p.m. – Xfinity race – Ford EcoBoost 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) (NBC, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


9 a.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

1 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

2:20 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver introductions

3 p.m. – Sprint Cup race – Ford EcoBoost 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles) (NBC, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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