Last year: Martin Truex, Jr. capped a brilliant season by winning the title race in Miami.
Last race: Kyle Busch took Phoenix, the second to last race of the season.
Fast facts: The Championship 4 will be Truex, Busch, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. The four drivers remaining in the title hunt have combined for a staggering 100 top-10s and 22 wins in 2018. …Logano is the only driver still left in the championship hunt who has yet to win a Cup title. Logano was fourth in 2014 and second in 2016. …Busch won it all in 2015 and was second to Truex a year ago. …Harvick, who won the title four years ago, has a win and nine top-5s at Homestead.
Last year: Cole Custer won at Miami from the front row.
Last race: Christopher Bell, after starting all the way in 38th, won at Phoenix.
Fast facts: Bell, who led 94 laps last week, will be joined by Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick in the chase for a championship. … )Matt Tifft, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric were eliminated after Phoenix. …Miami will be the last scheduled start of Elliott’s career. Sadler announced this season that he’s retiring at the end of 2018. …Jeffrey Earnhardt, the grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, will compete in nine Xfinity races for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019.
Last year: Chase Briscoe won Homestead from the pole.
Last race: Brett Moffitt took first at Phoenix.
Fast facts: Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Johnny Sauter and Justin Haley will compete for the title on Friday. ThorSport Racing teammates Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton were knocked out last week. …Sauter and Haley, teammates at GMS Racing, won their way in with victories at Martinsville and Texas. Sauter was the champion in 2016 and has made it to the final race in all three Championship 4 seasons. …Crafton hasn’t won this season. The last time he went winless was in 2012.
Next race: Season complete.
Last week: Lewis Hamilton won his 10th race of the season. He’s now done that four times in the last five years.
Next race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 25, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Last race: For the first time in NHRA history, all four world champions also won the season-ending event.