NASCAR Chase Will Be Breezy, Dry and Warm
UPDATED 7:45 AM EST, November 18, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologists
The 2012 NASCAR season and the "Chase for the Sprint Cup" will conclude today with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at south Florida`s Homestead-Miami Raceway. The weather looks almost identical to Saturday`s weather for today`s 2 p.m. EST green flag.
A subtle front heading through southern Florida will touch off a few widely scattered showers. There is just a slim chance of a brief shower in Homestead, Fla., during the early-to-mid afternoon. Otherwise, the sky will be partly sunny with temperatures climbing to around 80 degrees. Just like Saturday, northeast winds will be rather brisk at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph possible.
On Saturday, Regan Smith sped ahead of Kyle Busch, finishing a mere 1.375 seconds ahead of Busch. In the Sprint Cup Standings, Brad Keselowski leads the pack while Jimmie Johnson is only 20 points behind, so this year`s NASCAR finale will be an exciting one as the top two leaders eye the coveted Sprint Cup trophy. No other racer can win the season championship but they will be racing to win the race and prize money.
In 2011, the race was interrupted by an hour-long rain delay. Once the race began again, Tony Stewart not only took the checkered flag but snatched the Sprint Cup season championship from second place finisher Carl Edwards after both finished the season tied and Stewart winning with the most-races won tie-breaker.
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