Fans weigh in: Harvick most likely to advance to Championship 4
Half of the Championship 4 has been set for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Carl Edwards joined Jimmie Johnson with automatic berths when he won the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson punched his ticket with his win two weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway.
With two spots locked up, that leaves six drivers to battle for the remaining two spots in the championship race in South Beach.
We asked you, the fans, to weigh in on which driver you thought had the best chance of advancing along with Edwards and Johnson.
Kevin Harvick captured 41 percent of the fan vote that he’d be the most likely to join Johnson and Edwards in the season finale as one of the four championship contenders.
Heading to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for the elimination race, Harvick has an 18-point deficit but has been dominant at the desert tri-oval, winning five of the last six races.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch brought in 23 percent of the vote from fans to make it to the final round, while Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth with 19 and 12 percent, respectively.
The three, along with Denny Hamlin who brought in four percent of the vote, are only separated by two points heading into Phoenix for the Can-Am 500.
Finally, Kurt Busch who trails the Chase cutline by 34 points only received one percent of the vote.
It should be a wild finale to the Round of 8 to decide the final two spots in the Championship 4. The Can-Am 500 from Phoenix starts at 2:45 p.m. ET on Sunday.