The latest on the NASCAR Cup Series championship (all times locally):13:45Carlos Slim Domit, son of a billionaire businessman who has…
The latest on the NASCAR Cup Series championship (all times locally):
Carlos Slim Domit, son of a billionaire businessman who has long backed driver Daniel Suarez, says he will continue to support NASCAR’s first Mexican champion in 2019.
“It has been a very nice season and hopefully we have good news for next year,” Domit said on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “We are all very proud of what he has accomplished.”
Suarez, who won the 2016 Xfinity Championship, is out on Joe Gibbs Racing after just two seasons in the Cup series, as the team makes room for Martin Truex Jr. Suarez has been linked to Stewart-Haas Racing as a potential landing spot.
Suarez won the pole on Pocono and had only three top five goals this season.
Suarez declined this weekend to discuss his 201
Domit said that NASCAR “has supported diversity for a long time”, and Suarez’s success was an example of that commitment.
Actor Josh Dallas appeared before the NASCAR final and confirmed his love for IndyCar.
Dallas serves as the Grand Marshal on the Homestead-Miami Speedway and will give command to drivers to start their engines.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Dallas grew up looking at breeds. But when asked about details, he laughed and acknowledged that he was an IndyCar fan who has been at several Indianapolis 500 events.
“I’m an Andretti guy,” he said.
He is also a Martin Truex Jr. guy. Dallas says he goes for the defending Cup Series champion to repeat because he “loves Truex’s story.”
Furniture Row Racing, a one-piece based in Denver, joined Truex 2014 and dominated the 2017 series. Dallas
Dallas is best known for its roles like Prince Charming in the ABC TV series “Once Upon a Time” and Fandral in Marvel Comics-adaptation of “Thor”. He is currently stars in the NBC drama series “Manifest.”
Jimmie Johnson is newborn for his farewell race with crew Chad Knaus.
Johnson, time NASCAR champion, surprised the sport as he appeared on the Homestead-Miami Speedway clean shaved for the first time in nearly a dozen years. Johnson tweeted a photo of a razor with the caption, “I’m everyone for the throwback weekend!” Johnson, a fitness freak, looked like baby-faced as he did as a rookie in 2002. It’s part of a throwback weekend honoring his story with Knaus and Lowe’s sponsor. Johnson has been a couple with both for 17 years, but he divides from his crew head next season and Lowes leaves NASCAR.
The 43-year-old Johnson faces his first windless season in 17 seasons.
NASCAR poked quietly on Johnson’s retro look with a tweet that said “2002 is called, it wants its look back.”
Johnson’s salt-and-pepper beard remains at least on the official emoji on his Twitter feed. 
NASCAR believes it may reflect its current decline and the best days for sports are ahead.
To get there, NASCAR president Steve Phelps says “everything is in play” as the sanction body tries to lead the sport out of its decline.
Phelps held its first press conference as NASCAR president on Sunday just a few hours before the championship decision’s seasonal finals on the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He said there are no limits in the 2020 Schedule discussions, which may include duplicate headlines, weekend races, a sharpened schedule, shorter races and even a potentially shared event schedule with IndyCar.
Phelps reiterated that France’s family is optimistic about the future of NASCAR and that Jim France has been heavily involved since he replaced Brother Brian as president and CEO in August.
Brian France was accused of drunken driving in August and has been on vacation from his family business. Phelps replaced Brian France at the annual sports meeting with reporters and offered an optimistic view of NASCAR’s future.
NASCAR’s Cup Series champion will be decided on Sunday when the title challenges Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. take the green flag at the season finals.
The highest finisher among the four on the Homestead-Miami Speedway will win the trophy. The other 36 drivers in the 40-car field are likely to remain mostly.
Busch is the 2015 champion and wins from winning last week in Phoenix. He also has the most sought after pit figures due to a controversial decision on Saturday.
Harvick is the 2014 champion and finished in the finale after taking a victory and an automatic dock two weeks ago in Texas because of an illegal part. Logano seeks his first title after finishing as a runner in 2016. Truex is the defending Cup Series champion whose meeting the Row Racing team closes after the race.
Truex moves to Joe Gibbs Racing 2019, one of a number of series changes in the horizon.
The most remarkable: Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and crew Chad Knaus differ after 17 years together. Sponsor Lowes also leaves NASCAR.
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