Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway - Homestead, FL
Sunday, November 17, 3:15 pm ET
Radio chatter: Brad Keselowski spotter Joey Meier: "Let me introduce you to the 2012 Champion." Keselowski: "Good job boys."
Jeff Gordon wins! Brad Keselowski wins the championship!
Lap 266: Jeff Gordno has the lead at the white flag.
Radio chatter on Lap 265: Joey Meier: "You're coming to the white."
Radio chatter on Lap 262: Crew chief Paul Wolfe: P17 here, get one more spot
Lap 261: Clint Bowyer is closing in on race leader Jeff Gordon.
Lap 260: Jeff Gordon is the leader while Clint Bowyer is running second at this point.
Lap 258: Clint Bowyer has moved in position to finish second in the championship standings.
Lap 253: Kyle Busch gives up the lead to pit for four tires.
Lap 253: Brad Keselowski is 21st after his stop.
Lap 252: Jimmie Johnson's team continues to work on the car in the garage.
Lap 250: Kyle Busch is still setting the pace. Martin Truex Jr. is now two seconds back.
Lap 247: Brad Keselowski, who has clinched the title, pits.
Lap 239: Brad Keselowski is getting ready to pit soon.
Lap 234: Matt Kenseth pits.
Lap 233: Carl Edwards pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 233: Spotter Joey Meier: "The 42 (Juan Pablo Montoya) is mad at the 43 (Aric Almirola) ahead of you. Dickerson (Montoya's spotter) has given me a heads up."
Lap 232: Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are facing a tighter battle for the lead now.
Radio chatter on Lap 232: Spotter Joey Meier: "Big picture, the 48 has gone back to the garage, something broke."
Lap 232: Brad Keselowski is up to eighth.
Lap 230: While Brad Keselowski seems to have the championship in hand, Kyle Busch continues to run away with the race.
Lap 227: Jimmie Johnson being pushed to the garage.
Lap 226: Jimmie Johnson is pitting.
Radio chatter on Lap 226: Jimmie Johnson says he smells smoke in the cockpit.
Radio chatter on Lap 223: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "A lot of the guys ahead of you still have to pit, we're in good shape."
Radio chatter on Lap 219: Spotter Earl Barban: "Alright man, let’s roll, get all you can…"
Lap 216: Jimmie Johnson is a lap down, running 25th, after a strategy that had him in position for a title challenge.
Lap 215: Jimmie Johnson comes back in for the stop after the left rear lug nut wasn't secured.
Radio chatter on Lap 215: Brad Keselowski: "Back in the game, I got it."
Lap 214: Jimmie Johnson will have to come back down pit road for a loose lug nut.
Lap 213: Jimmie Johnson pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 209: Brad Keselowski: "Where am I going to line up, where am I going to sequence?" Wolfe: "We're working on it."
Radio chatter on Lap 207: Brad Keselowski: "Good job guys, good job."
Lap 206: Brad Keselowski makes it through the potential setback, completing his stop.
Lap 204: Brad Keselowski is pitting. Radios his team that he is out of fuel. Makes it to his stall under power.
Radio chatter on Lap 203: Brad Keselowski is pitting this time.
Lap 202: Kasey Kahne penalized for speeding on pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 202: Spotter Joey Meier: "Just give me a handful of laps."
Lap 201: Kasey Kahne pits, Jimmie Johnson takes the lead.
Lap 200: Kasey Kahne leads.
Lap 199: Kyle Busch gives up the lead to pit. Martin Truex Jr. also pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 199: Brad Keselowski: "Tight center loose off."
Radio chatter on Lap 198: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "Are you saving?" Jimmie Johnson: "A little bit yes." Knaus adds that they're 3/10ths off the leaders.
Lap 197: Carl Edwards pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 195: Crew chief Chad Knaus told Jimmie Johnson not to let Jeff Gordon pass him.
Radio chatter on Lap 192: Spotter Joey Meier: "Your drive off the corner is better than his." Keselowski: "There's no way in hell that NASCAR is going to throw a yellow with us boxed in on fuel. You know that."
Radio chatter on Lap 192: Crew chief Chad Knaus says it would be a good idea to save gas.
Lap 191: Kyle Busch will once again lead the most laps for the day. He's almost 2.9 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne at this point.
Radio chatter on Lap 189: Crew chief Chad Knaus says it would be a good idea to save gas.
Radio chatter on Lap 186: Crew chief Chad Knaus updates Jimmie Johnson, telling him that the three drivers ahead of him -- Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr. - will have to pit twice.
Radio chatter on Lap 185: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski to turn on his second pump."
Radio chatter on Lap 184: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "Make sure your brakes are where you need them. Don't want too much front brake." He is running fourth. His water temp is 220.
Lap 184: Kyle Busch has almost a three-second lead over Kasey Kahne.
Radio chatter on Lap 180: Spotter Joey Meier: "P10 right in front of you."
Radio chatter on Lap 177: Jimmie Johnson: "The entry's nice. I just have to be smart on exit. Getting loose." He is running fourth while Keselowski is running 11th.
Lap 177: Martin Truex Jr., in third, is the fastest car on the track.
Lap 174: Jimmie Johnson is fourth; Brad Keselowski is 12th as the championship is less than 100 laps from its completion.
Lap 171: There have been 14 lead changes so far among seven drivers.
Radio chatter on Lap 170: Brad Keselowski is five laps short from going the distance with one more stop.
Lap 167: Kyle Busch once more moves past Kasey Kahne for the uncontested lead.
Lap 167: Sam Hornish Jr. brushes the wall.
Lap 167: Kyle Busch is on the outside, Kasey Kahne to the inside, in the battle for the top spot.
Lap 166: Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne battling for the lead.
Lap 164: Jimmie Johnson is up to sixth.
Lap 162: Jimmie Johnson is moving along now. He is seventh while Brad Keselowski has dropped to 13th.
Lap 161: RESTART - Kasey Kahne leads the field to the green flag. Jimmie Johnson goes four wide trying to gain position with his fresh tires.
Radio chatter on Lap 160: Carl Edwards is not feeling well.
Lap 159: Brad Keselowski seventh, Jimmie Johnson ninth.
Lap 158: Carl Edwards, Sam Hornish Jr., Brad Keselowski, Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr. also stay out.
Lap 158: Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth among those who stay out.
Lap 158: Jimmie Johnson gives up the lead to pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 156: Brad Keselowski: "A lot tighter on this restart through the center of the corner ... help me catch up here Paul. Where are we?" Crew chief Paul
Wolfe tells him three-quarter change on the track bar and air pressure adjustments. Wolfe is telling Keselowski they can make it on one more stop if they pit now.
Lap 155: Bobby Labonte gets the free pass.
CAUTION 3: Lap 153: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashes between Turns 3 and 4. Stenhouse won his second consecutive Nationwide Series title Saturday.
Lap 152: Kyle Busch moves up to third. Brad Keselowski picks up a spot to 14th.
Lap 149: Jimmie Johnson jumps to the lead. Kyle Busch has led 113 laps today, but Johnson could still lead the most for the day.
RESTART: Lap 149: Jimmie Johnson leads the field to the start. Kyle Busch, in seventh, is the top car that took four tires on the stop.
Lap 148: Jimmie Johnson will lead the field on the restart. Brad Keselowski will restart 15th.
Lap 147: Denny Hamlin pits. Two tire change, adjustment and fuel.
Radio chatter on Lap 146: Denny Hamlin is told to wait until one to go to come in to make the change.
Radio chatter on Lap 145: Denny Hamlin is coming in to have the crew unhook the track bar.
Radio chatter on Lap 145: Jimmie Johnson is eating a snack in the car.
Lap 145: The first six cars on the track took only two tires: First six cars took two tires -- Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano and Paul Menard.
Lap 144: Leaders pit. Jimmie Johnson opts to take two tires - and will take the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 144: Jimmie Johnson: "I need to run the middle. I just started getting up top." He is loose off of Turn 2.
Radio chatter on Lap 144: Brad Keselowski wants to know how many cars are on the lead lap. Spotter Joey Meier: 24.
Radio chatter on Lap 143: Brad Keselowski: "In general, the front end is not where I want it to be."
CAUTION 2 - Lap 142: Debris.
Lap 141: Lee Spencer reports that the track is cooling down ... and there's a huge cloud where the sun should be.
Lap 140: Martin Truex Jr. is once more challenging Kyle Busch for the lead.
Lap 138: Kyle Busch continues to lead. He's seeking his second Cup win of the season. Jimmie Johnson is fourth, Brad Keselowski is 12th.
Lap 134: Martin Truex Jr. is riding the bumper of leader Kyle Busch.
Radio chatter on Lap 134: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski that his tires look really good.
Lap 133: With the cycle of stops completed, Kyle Busch is once more the leader with Martin Truex Jr. second.
Lap 132: Ryan Newman pits from the lead.
Lap 131: Matt Kenseth pits from the lead.
Lap 130: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards among those pitting.
Lap 129: Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart pit. Jimmie Johnson gains a point for leading a lap.
Lap 128: Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin among those pitting.
Lap 127: Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch among those pitting.
Radio chatter on Lap 127: Brad Keselowski is having difficulty getting through both ends.
Radio chatter on Lap 127: Crew chief Chad Knaus asks Jimmie Johnson if he wants to address the entry the exit or the center. Johnson says "the entry first."
Radio chatter on Lap 127: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski that he needs about 10 more laps.
Lap 125: Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. almost crash battling for position.
Lap 123: Martin Truex Jr. is working his way through traffic, which is allowing Kyle Busch to close back up on him once more.
Radio chatter on Lap 119: Crew chief Paul Wolfe: "Was it better this run or about the same?" Brad Keselowski: "It was better at the start ... I ain't too sure now..." Keselowski is running 10th.
Lap 119: Jimmie Johnson is running fourth now.
Lap 118: Martin Truex Jr. finally passes Kyle Busch for the lead. It has been 202 races since Truex won.
Lap 116: Brad Keselowski drops to 10th.
Lap 115: Martin Truex Jr. has once more caught Kyle Busch at the front of the field and is battling for the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 113: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski that the 5 car is gaining in both ends. Keselowski is running ninth.
Radio chatter on Lap 111: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski about 25 more laps before the stop. Keselowski says his car doesn't want to run the high lane, too clumsy.
Radio chatter on Lap 110: Spotter Earl Barban: "Looking for debris out there."
Lap 109: Trevor Bayne pits with damage on the right side.
Radio chatter on Lap 108: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "That was good there Jimmie, the only car faster than us now is the leader."
Radio chatter on Lap 107: Brad Keselowski now says that going into Turn 1 is a problem.
Radio chatter on Lap 105: Brad Keselowski: "I think this is the best we've been, I was just chillin' down the front." Spotter Joey Meier: "10-4, chillin."
Radio chatter on Lap 102: Spotter Earl Barban promises Johnson the team will get him fixed up.
Lap 99: Kyle Busch is once more the fastest on the track and pulling away once more.
Radio chatter on Lap 98: After Brad Keselowski passes Carl Edwards on Lap 97, spotter Joey Meier says "go get Almirola." Keselowski replies "Almirola by morning..."
Lap 97: Jeff Gordon passes teammate Jimmie Johnson for fifth.
Lap 96: Trevor Bayne bounces off the wall.
Radio chatter on Lap 95: Jimmie Johnson: "Still decent in (Turns) 1 and 2 a little free in (Turns) 3 and 4."
Lap 93: Jimmie Johnson is fifth; Brad Keselowski is 10th.
Lap 92: As he battles for the lead, Kyle Busch is the fastest car on the track.
Lap 91: Martin Truex Jr. is low and inside of Kyle Busch, but cannot stay ahead of him to take the lead.
Lap 89: Brad Keselowski moves back into the top 10.
Lap 88: Kyle Busch is suddenly in a battle for the lead. Martin Truex Jr. is right on his rear.
Lap 86: Martin Truex Jr. is closing in on Kyle Busch at the front.
Lap 85: Jimmie Johnson is sixth; Brad Keselowski is 15th.
Lap 84 - RESTART: Kyle Busch leads the field to the green.
Radio chatter on Lap 83: Spotter Joey Meier: "Remember who's in front of you here."
Lap 83: Kyle Busch holds the lead through the stop. Brad Keselowski will restart 13th.
Radio chatter on Lap 81: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "Jimmie, do you think you're using a lot of brake?" Johnson: "I didn't think I was. I was using them in the first one then I went to neutral."
Lap 80: Leaders pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 79: Brad Keselowski wants crew chief Paul Wolfe to adjust the trackbar. Jimmie Johnson tells crew chief Chad Knaus the car was freeing up as they went. Wolfe says he want to take air out of the left rear.
CAUTION 1 - Lap 78 - Debris.
Lap 75: Carl Edwards continues to run the fastest laps on the track, but he remains two seconds behind.
Lap 74: Jimmie Johnson passes Brad Keselowski for sixth.
Radio chatter on Lap 74: Spotter Earl Barban: "No pressure out back, let us know what we can do to make the car better."
Lap 72: Sam Hornish Jr. glances off the wall.
Radio chatter on Lap 71: Spotter Joey Meier: "Catches you more off of (Turn) 4 than he does off of (Turn) 2."
Lap 70: Chase contender Greg Biffle, who dropped to the rear of the race at the start because he is in a backup car, loses a lap. He is 25th.
Radio chatter on Lap 70: Brad Keselowski needs a little more drive off ... wants the track bar down.
Lap 69: Jimmie Johnson Johnson is looking to the inside of Brad Keselowski through the turns.
Lap 68: Kyle Busch continues to set a hot pace. Carl Edwards is second, but 2.9 seconds behind.
Radio chatter on Lap 67: Spotter Joey Meier: "Everything he gains is through center. Both ends. Flat, to his .04."
Lap 65: Jimmie Johnson is dogging Brad Keselowski, running two car-lengths behind him.
Lap 62: Now Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson are moving forward together. They both pass Marcos Ambrose.
Lap 61: Brad Keselowski is low and inside of Jimmie Johnson. He will take the seventh position from him.
Lap 60: Martin Truex Jr., in fifth, is the fastest on the track.
Lap 59: Kyle Busch continues to lead while the championship contenders battle for eighth on the track.
Lap 58: Jimmie Johnson is trying to fend off the charge of Brad Keselowski in the battle for position.
Lap 57: Brad Keselowski is the fastest on the track and is just one spot behind Jimmie Johnson.
Radio chatter on Lap 55: Spotter Earl Barban: "Clear be two on the two."
Radio chatter on Lap 53: Spotter Joey Meier: "Tires look great, virtually fine."
Lap 52: Now that everyone has pitted, Jimmie Johnson is seventh, Brad Keselowski is ninth.
Lap 51: Kyle Busch cycles back into the lead after the stops.
Lap 50: After the stops, Jimmie Johnson is ninth, Brad Keselowski is 11th.
Lap 49: Ryan Newman pits.
Lap 48: Kyle Busch gives up the lead to pit. His crew makes a four-tire stop.
Lap 47: Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne among those pitting.
Lap 46: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson among those pitting.
Lap 45: Marcos Ambrose, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart among those pitting.
Lap 44: Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer among those pitting.
Lap 44: Defending series champion Tony Stewart was on top of the world at this track a year ago. Now he's running 25th.
Radio chatter on Lap 43: Brad Keselowski: "I don't want to short pit here but I've been pretty rough on the right front tire."
Lap 43: Juan Pablo Montoya pits.
Lap 42: There are 28 cars on the lead lap.
Lap 41: Brad Keselowski continues to be in charge of the points race early in the race. He is running sixth, Jimmie Johnson ninth.
Radio chatter on Lap 39: Crew chief Chad Knaus tells Jimmie Johnson that his last lap was "really good."
Radio chatter on Lap 37: Brad Keselowski's temps are 230 and 250.
Lap 35: Jeff Gordon, in 10th, is the fastest on the track.
Radio chatter on Lap 34: Crew chief Matt Puccia said Greg Biffle's back-up car wasn't as good as the primary that was wrecked yesterday. The three-time Homestead winner is currently 24th.
Lap 33: Kasey Kahne is challenging Brad Keselowski for sixth.
Lap 32: While all eyes are on the championship race, Kyle Busch is running away with this race. He has a lead of more than three seconds over Carl Edwards.
Radio chatter on Lap 31: Crew chief Chad Knaus: "I can suggest getting closer to the wall."
Lap 29: Jimmie Johnson is in the middle of a Hendrick Motorsports crowd. He's currently ninth, with Kasey Kahne eighth and Jeff Gordon 10th.
Radio chatter on Lap 27: Spotter Joey Meier tells Brad Keselowski that the leaders are running 60-percent higher. Keselowski says he's so tight into (Turn) 1 that he "can't do anything with it." Wants a double adjustment on the next pit stop.
Radio chatter on Lap 24: Jimmie Johnson spotter Earl Barban: "Work that thing. Six or seven back (of Keselowski)."
Lap 22: Once he moved into the lead, Kyle Busch took advantage of his spot. He now leads by more than two seconds.
Radio chatter on Lap 20: Jimmie Johnson reports that his car is free.
Lap 19: Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose are in a duel for second. Edwards, who will have a new crew chief next season, takes the spot.
Radio chatter on Lap 17: Brad Keselowski spotter Joey Meier: "Lap times are not disgusting, maybe a 10th of the guys that you're around."
Lap 15: Kyle Busch is back where he's been a lot lately - leading the race. Can he lead the most laps again today?
Lap 14: The racing is tight at the front. Marcos Ambrose continues to hold the lead, with Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer are all within a second of him.
Lap 12: Kyle Busch, still the fastest on the track, is up to second.
Radio chatter on Lap 10: Brad Keselowski: "I'm a little bit loose up off."
Lap 10: Marcos Ambrose continues to set the pace. Ambrose has an eight-tenths of second lead over Carl Edwards.
Lap 9: Jimmie Johnson is up to eighth, three spots behind Brad Keselowski.
Lap 8: Kyle Busch, in fourth, is the fastest on the track. Points leader Brad Keselowski has dropped to fifth.
Radio chatter on Lap 6: Brad Keselowski: "Real tight ... a six or seven tight."
Lap 5: Jimmie Johnson is 10th, six places behind Brad Keselowski on the track.
Lap 4: Clint Bowyer passes Brad Keselowski for fourth.
Lap 3: Marcos Ambrose, who will return with his Richard Petty Motorsports team next season, is setting the pace at the front of the field.
Lap 1: Marcos Ambrose takes the lead, Carl Edwards moves to second.
3:22 p.m. ET: Green flag!
Joey Logano has moved to the rear. Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose are leading the field to the green.
Pace laps radio chatter: Brad Keselowski: "I'll let you know when I need tearoffs. Thanks Paul." Crew chief Paul Wolfe: "Have fun out there tonight. We've got a good car. You always do a good job for us. Let's go get us a win." Keselowski: "You got it."
Pace laps radio chatter: Team owner Roger Penske: "Hey Brad, Paul, the whole 2 team ... Big picture. Great job, we'll get there when we get to the end there. Glad to have you here and appreciate how you've gotten us (here). We'll try to finish it off for you."
Brad Keselowski enters the race with a 20-point lead in the championship and an average finish of 20.250 at Homestead. Jimmie Johnson, second in the standings, has 11 starts at the track. He has seven top-10 finishes, four of them top fives, for an average Homestead finish of 13.453.
Pace laps radio chatter: Team owner Rick Hendrick: "Got a copy Chad., I just want to thank you guys. Jimmie, one heck of a year, Chad, just an outstanding team. We'll just go out here and do our best. It's going to be a good finish for us. I can feel it."
Pace laps radio chatter: Jimmie Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus: "One lap at a time, we have to finish this race strong."
This is it - drivers are ready to roll for the season finale. There are a lot of different goals today. A slate of top drivers accustomed to annual visits to pit road are looking for a first win of the season. Kyle Busch is looking to finish off a race after leading the most laps in several but only winning once this season. And, of course, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson are fighting for the title.
Remember, while Joey Logano is the polesitter for today's race, he'll drop to the rear at the start because he has gone to a backup car after a crash during the second practice. That means points leader Brad Keselowski will slide one spot forward and lead the inside line.
Welcome to the FOXSports.com coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The race is scheduled to start shortly after 3:15 p.m. ET.
Joey Logano is the polesitter for the race, though he crashed in practice Saturday and will drop to the rear of the field at the start of the race. Check out the full lineup.
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