Jeff Gordon is on the pole for Sunday’s Ford 400, the final race in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after turning a fast lap of 180.747 mph in Friday’s qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The bigger story — four drivers remain in the running for the Sprint Cup championship in Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin. The highest-finishing driver wins the title — it’s just that simple.
Sunday’s race starts at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN, with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET.