Chase Elliott scored the victory on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, setting the Championship 4 for this weekend's NASCAR Cup Series finale - but it's not the four that many expected.
On this week's Hard Left Turn podcast, Brandon Reed, Pete McCole and Amy Henderson look back at the final race of the Round of 8, including:
-Chase Elliott was in a must-win situation on Sunday at Martinsville. He came through in the clutch for the second time in the Playoffs, and scored not only the win but will contend for a NASCAR Cup Series title for the first time in his series career.
-Kevin Harvick came into the weekend as the favorite to contend for the Championship. He left as the first regular season champion to not make it to the final round.
-Martin Truex, Jr. came into Sunday in the same situation as Elliott, and appeared to have the only car that could contend for the victory. But a loose wheel on the final green flag run derailed his title hopes.
-While Joey Logano could breathe easy thanks to a win two weeks ago at Kansas, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski had to fight their way in - including a battle for Hamlin with his teammate, Erik Jones.
-Elliott, Logano, Hamlin and Keselowski now go to Phoenix to fight for a Championship. Who has the edge?
Plus, we'll preview the season finale itself at Phoenix Raceway.
WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR Championship Weekend from Phoenix Raceway. It begins on Saturday with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 beginning at 4:30 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN. Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race beginning at 1:30 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN.