Championship 4 drivers describe their seasons in one word

By Isabel Gonzalez
November 16, 2017

MIAMI—The end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is near, and all there is left is one race for a single trophy that will help write the last page of the 2017 chapter.

Out of the 40 drivers that compete in the series, only four of them are contenders for the big prize during Ford Championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

On Thursday, the drivers were made available to the media in Miami.

Each driver was asked to give one word to describe their 2017 run.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Stewart Haas Racing No. 4 car, was the first one to give an answer.

“Long,” he said, causing people in the room to chuckle in a way that showed they understood the feeling.

Next up was Kyle Busch. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car, aka the M&M’s car, used the word “trying” to express the effort and sacrifices it took to get to this moment.

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, showed how pleased he was with how things have been going so far, saying this season has been “amazing.”

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske’s No. 2 driver, took a little longer to think about how he would answer the question.

“I only get one word?” he asked. After not being allowed to bend the rules, Keselowski continued.

“I was never good with rules,” he joked. “Well, I think anybody in the media here would probably go with Kevin’s answer, so I say ‘long.’”

The four contenders are set to face off on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern on NBC at the Homestead-Miami Speedway to crown a winner for the 2017 season.

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Which driver will win the championship?
No. 2 Brad Keseloski
No. 4 Kevin Harvick
No. 18 Kyle Busch
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr.