The penultimate race of the season is upon us this weekend and it’s perhaps the most nerve-filled, action-packed, pressure-cooker of an environment of the season. Not only is this a tricky and unique track, but it’s also the cutoff race to get to the Championship race in Miami next weekend. There are two drivers that are locked into the final race and that means that at least one driver will point their way onto Homestead-Miami depending on who wins the race on Sunday.

In terms of the track, it’s a 1-mile layout that is fairly flat as the banking never really goes over 12-13 degrees at any point but don’t confuse this with New Hampshire. The layout involves a “dogleg” feature that comes right after Turn 4 and the start/finish line which makes divebomb type passes on restarts and during green flag racing prevalent and allows for quite a bit of position differential possibility. The cars will have the full 750-horspower package in place this week that has been used on all 1-mile...