NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Ford Championship Weekend caps off season

Published On: Nov 18 2012 08:53:48 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 18 2012 06:34:21 PM EST
Homestead Miami Speedway
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -

A NASCAR champion will be crowned Sunday, as the Sprint Cup Series comes to a close with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

As many as 100,000 people are expected at the speedway to watch the race live, and NASCAR has been gaining in it's television audience.

"We'll have people watching from 175 different countries in 14 different languages," said George Stieren with Homestead-Miami Speedway. "Last year's race was the most-watched race ever on ESPN, the eyes of the world are on Homestead."

Extra attention will be on the race, after a brawl that broke out between NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer at last week's race in Phoenix. Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 points.

Brad Keselowski is currently in the lead with 2,371 points. Jimmie Johnson is 20 points behind. Clint Bowyer is in 4th, back 52 points, and Jeff Gordon is now in 11th, back 115 points.