NASCAR to crown champion, send off Stewart at season finale
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) It's NASCAR championship day!
The Sprint Cup champion will be decided Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards are the finalists racing for the title. The best finisher among the four drivers will be the 2016 champion.
Johnson is trying to match Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with a NASCAR-record seven championships. Busch is trying to repeat following his remarkable run to the 2015 title. Logano and Edwards are chasing their first championship.
It's also the final NASCAR race for three-time champion Tony Stewart, who is retiring.
NASCAR CEO Brian France is set to give a state-of-the-sport address before the race. NASCAR crowned its first foreign champion Saturday night, with 24-year-old Mexican Daniel Suarez winning the second-tier Xfinity Series title.
Actors Wilmer Valderrama (honorary starter) and Justin Hartley (grand marshal) are among the celebrities on hand for the finale.
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