Watch for this year's Ford Ecoboost 400 -- the final
showdown in the Cup Chase -- televised on Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2018 airing live from the Homestead-Miami Speedway on NBC at 2:30 PM ET.
Since 2002, the Ford 400 has been part of the Ford Championship Weekend, the final week of the official NASCAR season. As such, it's THE biggest race of the year and the hottest ticket in racing. Ultimately, it's all about racking up the points at the Ford 400 for the last chance to vie for the NASCAR crown.
And now .... the Chase ends here!
Ford 400 tickets traditionally go on sale in the spring, with prices ranging anywhere from the hundreds of dollars to thousands for special ticket-and-travel packages to Miami. As the Ford 400 is the only major NASCAR race to occur in the Miami area, tickets go fast as locals snatch them up as soon as they are made available.
In 2017, spectators held their breath as Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch by .681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 and his very first NASCAR Cup Series title. Who will take the championship this year? Stay tuned ....
All about the Ford Ecoboost 400
It's the final chance for NASCAR glory at the Ford
Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
As the NASCAR season winds down, the Chase for the Sprint Cup gets into gear with a series of ten races at the end of the summer. These include the New England 300 in September,
the Talladega 500 in October,
and the Texas 500 in November before the final blast of top drivers vie for the season championship at the Ford EcoBoost 400.
Although the winner of the Ford Ecoboost 400 gets laurels for the victory, the winner may or may not win the Sprint Cup -- as the NASCAR Championship goes to the racer who has accumulated enough standing throughout the year (decided by way of an an intricate NASCAR point system) to ultimately win the top prize
TV rights to the race was traditionally held by NBC, but in 2007 ABC/ESPN acquired the television rights and was named official broadcaster until 2014. Airing rights once again returned to NBC in 2015.