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Get ready for the NASCAR Cup Series title race at Phoenix

The Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway will crown the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion among the Championship 4 of Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano on Sunday (3 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). This marks the first time that Phoenix has hosted the title-awarding event.

Elliott and Hamlin are each in search of their first titles, while Team Penske teammates Keselowski and Logano are each looking for their second championship.

Ahead of the title race, learn more about the title-contending drivers, race previews, gambling odds and more for the championship battle.

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Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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See all his wins: There was a wait for the young star to reach Victory Lane but he has hit double-digit Cup wins in his young, blossoming career. | Read more

Growing up NASCAR: From his days running up to his dad’s ride to his own path to NASCAR stardom, Elliott has already had quite the journey. | Read more

Drivers under 30 to win title: Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and more are part of this club that Elliott is looking to join. | Read more

Welcome to Awesomeville:’s Zack Albert took a journey to Elliott’s hometown in 2018 to explore the connection between the town and its second-favorite (only to his dad) son. | Read more

Why Elliott will win: With the most consistent performance over the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs so far, is the stage set for Elliott’s biggest triumph? | Read more

Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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See all his wins: Recap each and every one of Hamlin’s 44 NASCAR Cup Series victories | Read more

Hamlin’s highlights: Relive all the top moments in the career of the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing | Read more

All the wins, no title: Where does Hamlin stack up on the wins list of drivers without a Cup title to their name? | Read more

Why Hamlin will win: Is this Hamlin’s time to shine? Find out why Phoenix sets up well for the veteran driver. | Read more

Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

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Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images

See all his wins: From a surprise win at Talladega in 2009 to his most recent triumph at Richmond in 2020, see every one of Keselowski’s 34 NASCAR Cup Series victories. | Read more

Keselowski’s kool moments: From his early days in the Xfinity ranks with JR Motorsports to his rise as a Cup champion, see the top moments in the driver’s career. | Read more

One, twice, multiple times a champ: Keselowski is aiming to become the 17th driver with at least two titles. Who else is part of the club? | Read more

Good luck charm?: An item from Keselowski’s last championship celebration will be making its way to Phoenix. | Read more

Why Keselowski will win: Does Keselowski’s major success with the 2020 short-track rules package — to the tune of three wins — set him up for a major day at Phoenix? | Read more

Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

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See all his wins: Recap Logano’s early wins at Joe Gibbs Racing to his rise to prominence at Team Penske. | Read more

‘Sliced’ just right: See the early days of the future champion racing in the Northeast to his rise into a NASCAR star. | Read more

Finishing in style: Logano’s 2018 race win in the final event earned him the championship that year and he is far from the only driver to win the final race and a championship in the same year. | Read more

Championship confidence: With a win from the spring race and a playoff surge, Logano believes he and the No. 22 team are the squad to beat on Sunday. | Read more

Why Logano will win: If you believe in recency bias both in the playoffs and at Phoenix as well as past title success in this elimination format, then Logano just might be the driver to take home the 2020 title. | Read more

Playoff history and the championship club

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A storied club: See the drivers who have won NASCAR Cup Series championships throughout the sport’s history. | Read more

Championship 4 appearances by driver: This year’s Championship 4 field has a new face in Chase Elliott, plus returning favorites. See who’s made the final in the elimination era. | Read more

Clutch in the playoffs: Elliott’s victory at Martinsville last weekend was just the latest entry of a driver delivering when needed most in the postseason. | Read more

Excelling in elimination: The Championship 4 race is, for all intents and purposes, an elimination race and there are four of them throughout the playoffs. | Read more

Key story lines to watch for

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Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images

Racing Insights Power Index: How do the Championship 4 stack up against each other across a variety of statistics? Our friends at Racing Insights analyzed just that to provide a little “cheat sheet” for Sunday’s race. | Read more

Tires lead to titles: Late restarts in the Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series title races saw fresh tires have an advantage and lead to championships. Will the same be true on Sunday? | Read more

What they’re saying: Hear what the Championship 4 drivers are saying heading into the title race and which driver is earning comparisons to Mark Martin | Read more

Everything to know for Phoenix: Get the lowdown on stage lengths, Goodyear tires and much more for Sunday’s race. | Read more

Legacy of lessons: Jimmie Johnson’s impact on and off the track is immeasurable. Holly Cain looks at his roots, his rise and the mark he has left on competitors across the sport. | Read more | Full coverage of Jimmie Johnson’s final full-time weekend

Forever family: Team owner Rick Hendrick’s emotions are bubbling to the surface ahead of Johnson’s final full-time start in the No. 48 Chevrolet. | Read more

Last call for Bowyer: With one start left before he heads to the broadcast booth with FOX in 2021, Clint Bowyer looks back at an eventful career in the sport’s top series. | Read more at MRN | Best, most memorable finishes in final starts

State of the sport: NASCAR President Steve Phelps discusses the unprecedented 2020 season, plans for the Next Gen car and more in his annual address. | Read more

Will it take a win to take home the title?: In this format, a driver in the Championship 4 has always won the race to win the NASCAR Cup Series title. The Preview Show examines if that will be the case once again. | Read more

Not your typical season: After a season that saw a more than two-month break following the most recent Phoenix race, several doubleheaders and a lot of catch up over the summer, the title race is here and will not be undermined by the circumstances. | Read more

All about the team: Even with two drivers in the Championship 4, there is no divided loyalty for Team Penske. | Read more

Ranking the field: Pat DeCola breaks down the Championship 4 to see where they stack up heading into Sunday’s final race. | Read more

Fantasy forecasts and gambling insights

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Eyes on the odds: How do the Championship 4 stack up in the betting odds for Sunday? Is there a good value bet on the board? Check out the latest odds provided by BetMGM. | Read more

Life in the Fastlane: It’s the final week of Fantasy Live. Do you eschew stage points and go with playoff drivers, do you load up on non-playoff plays or look for a balance of both? RJ Kraft serves as your fantasy zen master to get ready for Phoenix. | Read more

Duel in the desert: Need help in your fantasy league with the title on the line? NBC Sports’ Steve Letarte and PJ Walsh of The Action Network look at some under-the-radar plays to boost your lineup. | Read more

Fixated on the Finish Line: Which Penske driver is the pick to make in Group 1? Is Chase Elliott the slam-dunk Group 2 choice? NBC Sports’ Steve Letarte and PJ Walsh of The Action Network break it down. | Read more

Analyzing the last 10: Who has been the best driver at Phoenix over the last 10 races there? MRN has tallied the driver averages for the 1-mile track over that stretch. | Read more

The rise of Phoenix

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New-look title race: For the first time in this format, Phoenix will host the championship and that creates a new look (and aggressiveness on the dogleg to boot) to decide the champion. | Read more

Every winner in the desert: Two of the Championship 4 have won here. Two have not. Take a look at the track winners from Alan Kulwicki to Joey Logano. | Read more

Paint palettes for the desert: Check out this weekend’s schemes for the final race weekend of the year, presented by TikTok. | See the schemes

Memorable moments: A milestone win for Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final Cup win, Matt Kenseth’s final Cup win to date and a post-race fracas to remember between Gordon and Clint Bowyer are among the top scenes we’ve seen in recent years. | Read more

A history of hosts: Road courses, dirt tracks and high-speed ovals have served as season-finale venues through the years, and Phoenix is the most recent addition to the list. Check out fun facts about the NASCAR Cup Series’ season-ending speedways. | Read more