Brad Keselowski will be looking to pay out for his supporters on the NASCAR futures at the sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon as the Sprint Cup Series closes out its 2012 season with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Keselowski took the lead on rival Jimmie Johnson in the Sprint Cup Series standings after he ended up in sixth place over the weekend at the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway; Johnson ran into trouble and finished back in 32nd place at that event.
Keselowski is now 20 points up on Johnson in the driver standings with just the Homestead-Miami event left on the NASCAR betting calendar for this season; Johnson had been up by seven points in the standings heading into the AdvoCare 500 over the weekend.
No other driver remains in contention for the Sprint Cup title.
Johnson will be looking for his first career Sprint Cup Series victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he tries to overtake Keselowski for the title on Sunday afternoon. Keselowski has also never won a Cup event on the track.
Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, and Denny Hamlin won the last three races at Homestead-Miami, with Edwards also taking the checkered flag at the track in 2008. Stewart and Greg Biffle have each managed to win three times at the venue in their Cup careers.
Matt Kenseth (2007) and Kurt Busch (2002) have paid off on the NASCAR betting lines at Homestead-Miami in the past as well.
Sprint Cup Series - Chase Standings
01 Brad Keselowski 2371
02 Jimmie Johnson 2351
03 Kasey Kahne 2321
04 Clint Bowyer 2319
05 Denny Hamlin 2309
06 Matt Kenseth 2297
07 Greg Biffle 2293
08 Kevin Harvick 2285
09 Tony Stewart 2283
10 Jeff Gordon 2281
11 Martin Truex Jr. 2260
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2211