And then there were four.
The NASCAR Cup Series has reached the final stage of the season, and Championship 4 will begin Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.
The remaining four are Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin. Larson and Elliott are in the best position starting at No. 1 and 2 places in the lineup, while Hamlin is in sixth and Truex starts in twelfth. Of the drivers, Elliott and Truex are the only two looking to make multiple titles. Elliott won last year, while Truex won in 2017.
After reaching this point, all drivers are now in the same position. They all have 5,000 points, and the driver with the best result on Sunday will be crowned champion. There are no stage points, so it will be based solely on the result of the race.
Sporting News tracks live updates and turn-by-turn highlights from 2021 NASCAR Championship Race on Sunday. Follow below for the full results of the Winner Takes All Championship 4 Final in Phoenix.
NASCAR Championship Live Updates, Highlights from 2021 Phoenix Race
3:18 pm: Pre-race ceremony that begins with the singing of “God Bless America” before the start of the championship race.
3:10 pm: Which of these four drivers will win that trophy?
NASCAR start time today
- Weather: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)
- Television channel: NBC (TSN5 in Canada)
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- Radio: MRN
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at the 1-mile Phoenix Raceway track is scheduled to fall at 3:34 pm EST Sunday (1:34 pm MST). The track has lights so the race can end after sunset, which is scheduled for 5:37 pm MST on Sunday.
The weather does not appear to be the cause of a delay. the The National Weather Service forecast for Avondale, Arizona., where Phoenix Raceway is located, is for sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s. The winds will be calm in the light.
PHOENIX LINE: Starting order, pole with qualification
How does the NASCAR championship race work?
Each Championship 4 driver will start the race with 5,000 points. The driver with the most points at the end of the race will be the Cup Series champion. There is a big difference between the first 35 races of the season and the championship race – stage points will not be awarded to Championship 4 drivers. That means only the official finishing positions of the playoff drivers will determine who wins. the championship. The best finalist among the four will receive the title.
NASCAR starting lineup at Pheonix
Here’s the full starting lineup for Sunday’s Cup Series Championship race at Phoenix Raceway. Thirty-nine cars entered for the race, one less than the number for a full field. Championship 4 drivers are indicated with a “P” next to their names.
|Pos. Start||Driver||Car No.||team|
|1||P-Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||P-Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Room||Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|5||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Sixth||P-Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Seventh||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Eighth||Christopher bell||Twentieth||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|9||Kevin Harvick||Room||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|eleven||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske Team|
|12||P-Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|fifteen||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|sixteen||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|17||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|18||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|19||Ryan newman||Sixth||Roush Fenway racing|
|Twentieth||Tyler reddick||Eighth||Richard Childress Racing|
|twenty-one||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|22||Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|23||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|24||Corey lajoie||Seventh||Spire Motorsports|
|25||Bubba wallace||23||23XI Races|
|26||Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|27||Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|28||Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|29||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|31||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Live fast motor sports|
|33||Cody’s Articles||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|3. 4||Joey gas||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||David starr||fifteen||Motorsports business management|
|37||Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Garrett smithley||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|39||Timmy hill||66||Motorsports business management|