MIAMI- The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series comes down to the final race — the Ford EcoBoost 200 — at Homestead-Miami Speedway with veteran Matt Crafton vying for his third championship and talented rookie Christopher Bell looking to make history.
The four drivers racing for the championship are Johnny Sauter, Crafton, Bell and Timothy Peters and will enter the race tied in the championship standings. The driver with the best finish in the race will bring home the title and Crafton feels comfortable entering the event.
“I feel good,” Crafton said. “We’ve been in this situation before and feel like we have a great car and great crew to get the job done on Friday.”
He also stated that he doesn’t feel any extra pressure pursuing his third title and plans to race the same way he’s raced all season.
Bell, the surprise of the season, seeks a championship in his rookie year. The 21-year-old looks to capitalize on this opportunity stating that Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of his favorite tracks on the schedule.
“I can’t wait to get to Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Bell, “It’s a track that allows me to move around a lot so to have the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway definitely plays to my strong hand.”
Sauter, who has two wins in the last three races, enters the final race with plenty of momentum. He likes his chances at Homestead-Miami Speedway but young-gun Bell has caught his attention coming into the final race.
“He’s obviously a talented kid and this track kind of races like a short track so I definitely think it plays to his advantage. But I’m worried about all three guys not just one,” Sauter said.
The championship race airs on FS1 Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.