Live updates of the NASCAR championship, results and highlights from the 2021 Cup title race in Phoenix

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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.

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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

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