Who Wins 2018 NASCAR Points Title at Ford EcoBoost 400?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:05 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 6:05 PM UTC

Three drivers dominated NASCAR Cup Series racing this season with a combined 20 victories in 35 events. In Sunday's finale at Homestead-Miami, each of those drivers plus one will battle for the points title in the winner-take-all Ford EcoBoost 400.

<p>The Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday afternoon in a 3 p.m. (ET) start on NBC pits the Cup Series’ top four drivers against one another in a final race to this year’s championship. Going over the past four racing seasons, it took a victory in Sunday’s race to lockdown that year’s racing title.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" title="Check the Odds">The betting odds have been posted at 5Dimes</a> for this Sunday’s Cup Series Championship and here is a brief look at the four drivers competing for the 2018 racing title.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Only one of them can be crowned a champion at &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/HomesteadMiami?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@HomesteadMiami&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Championship4?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Championship4&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;SUN | 3 PM ET | NBC &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/EWaTZ7W6v9\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/EWaTZ7W6v9&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NASCAR (@NASCAR) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1062419921961971713?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;November 13, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Kevin Harvick: Cup Series Title Odds +225</strong></h2><p>Harvick posted his first playoff victory of the year two week’s ago at Texas, but an equipment violation on his No. 4 Ford forced him to qualify for this race on total points. All told, he won eight Cup Series races this year in his most productive season racing at NASCAR’s highest level. Harvick won his first career racing title in 2014 and he followed that up with a second-place finish the following season. After fading to eighth in the 2016 playoff, he made another run at a racing title with a third-place finish last season. His betting odds to win Sunday’s race are set +300.</p><h2><strong>Kyle Busch: Cup Series Title Odds +225</strong></h2><p>Coming off a second-place finish in last year’s final point standings, Busch matched his career-high for point-race victories with eight after winning last week’s race at Phoenix. The No. 18 Toyota would have qualified on points as the top team in the standings, but it never hurts to build some momentum for the next race by winning the one before. Busch laid claim to his first racing title in 2015 and he almost won again the following season with a third-place finish in the standings. He has also been opened as a +300 co-favorite with Harvick to win Sunday’s race.</p><h2><strong>Martin Truex Jr: Cup Series Title Odds +275</strong></h2><p>His first 10 full-time seasons racing in the Cup Series stayed pretty much under the radar, but a breakout campaign in 2016 with four victories and an 11<sup>th</sup>-place finish in the final standings helped set the stage for Truex Jr’s title run last year. Driving the No. 78 Toyota, he won four races in the 2017 regular season and four races in the playoff, including the final event of the year. Truex won four times in this year’s first 26 races, but he has come up short in the first nine playoff events. The value in his +660 odds to win this race on Sunday is still rather high as defending champ.</p><h2><strong>Joey Logano: Cup Series Title Odds +350</strong></h2><p>Logano was one of seven drivers with multiple point-race victories this season and none more important that his recent win at Martinsville to automatically qualify for a spot in Sunday’s field. His betting odds to win this race are set at +1100 which does not even place him in the top four drivers on the list, but there is still quite a bit of value in the No. 22 Ford. The slight drain on the value is that Logano will need a near-perfect run on Sunday to get past the top three drivers on this list.</p><h2><strong>Top-Valued NASCAR Cup Series Championship Pick</strong></h2><p>When it comes to betting on this Sunday’s race, I am going with Truex to win at Homestead-Miami and successfully defend last year’s racing title given the added value in each of these betting odds <a href="http://https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Check the Odds">at 5Dimes.</a></p>
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