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NASCAR: 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch Sunday's Sprint Cup Finale at Homestead

Jerry BonkowskiFeatured Columnist IIMay 2, 2016

NASCAR: 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch Sunday's Sprint Cup Finale at Homestead

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    It's been a great season for some teams and drivers, not so good for others. While those that fall into the latter category can't wait for the season to end in many cases, teams that have had great seasons are looking to end the 2012 season in the best way possible to send themselves into the offseason on a high of momentum.

    If you're a NASCAR fan, this is a bittersweet weekend of sorts: while your own driver may have not done as well as you had hoped (i.e., Dale Earnhardt Jr., defending Cup champ Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and so many others), you still hate to see the season end because this now means three months without racing.

    Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway (and for that matter, the undercard races on Friday and Saturday to decide the championships in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series) will put an emphatic exclamation mark on the season.

    Even if your driver had a terrible season, Sunday gives you one last chance to see your favorite try and end the year on somewhat of a high note, or gives you the opportunity for one race to switch allegiances and cheer for another driver, particularly the two drivers left to battle it out for the Sprint Cup championship: Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson.

    So without further ado, let's get ready for one last race, one last chance to cheer and boo for the year, and one last episode of five reasons why you must watch Sunday's season-ending race:

    (Follow me on Twitter @JerryBonkowski)

1. Championship Battle Between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson

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    2. Roger Penske's Potential First Sprint Cup Championship

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      3. All Eyes on a Potential Flare-Up Between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer

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        4. Matt Kenseth's Final Race After 13 Seasons with Roush Fenway Racing

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          5. One Last Chance for the First Win of the Season for Several Drivers

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