With a dramatic run late in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin knocked Championship 4 contender Martin Truex, Jr. off the pole for Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400.
This Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale will not only be the end of the 2017 season, but will also mark the end of another legendary career – and the closing of a chapter of one of NASCAR’s most legendary racing families.
Austin Cindric was precocious from the beginning of what would become a racing career. First he had to talk his mother, Megan, and father, Tim, the president of Team Penske, into allowing him to race karts.
Crew chief Cole Pearn spent the first 35 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season watching driver Martin Truex, Jr. amass a bevy of insurance through playoff and stage points with his series-high seven victories.