The Championship 4: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Joey Logano
Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano. The someone of those four would be the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. The season’s finale will take place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18.
Kyle Busch wins the Can-Am 500 at the ISM Raceway, securing a place in the Championship 4 race together with Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick who also won races in the Playoffs’ Round of 8, and Martin Truex Jr reached the final by collecting enough points. Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer were eliminated from the championship fight.
Before the race, Kevin Harvick received an L1-level penalty following his win at Texas. The spoiler infraction on the No. 4 cost Harvick 40 points in the driver standings, the result of which sent him to just three points above the cutoff line entering Phoenix. He secured enough points in the race, starting from pole, leading every lap of Stage 1 before blowing a tire with two laps remaining. He was back in Stage 2 and earned crucial points.
In the end, he finished the race in the fifth place, behind Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson and Aric Almirola. A victory for Kyle Busch at ISM Raceway is his eighth Cup Series win in 2018 and the 51st in a career.