For the final time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will head down to the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 18) for the Ford EcoBoost 400. At the conclusion of the event, the series will crown either Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., or Joey Logano as 2018 champion.
39 teams are entered this week, which means all drivers will make the show.
Corey LaJoie will pilot the No. 72 for TriStar Motorsports, replacing Cole Whitt. Whitt, who has shared the ride with LaJoie all season, announced his immediate retirement after the last event at ISM Raceway.
Kyle Weatherman returns to the seat of the No. 99 for StarCom Racing with sponsorship backing from International Marine and Native Boatworks.
The No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing and the No. 97 for Obaika Racing are listed as TBA.
The Ford EcoBoost 400 is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage on NBC.
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