MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - NASCAR drivers held a news conference, Thursday, ahead of a busy South Florida race weekend.
The chase for the Sprint Cup has come down to the final four drivers: defending champion Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards.
Each driver was asked if it was possible to like each other when racing 400 miles per hour. “Right now, yes,” said Busch with a laugh. “In about 25 more seconds, no.”
“We love each other,” added Logano. “It’s past ‘like.'”
The place each of these drivers finishes in relation to each other is important than whoever crosses the finish line because only the highest-placed finisher among the four will win the cup.
“This team doesn’t know how to be safe,” said Busch. “This team knows how to hammer down, and that’s the way we’re gonna be! We’re going to attack. Any time you lay back, you’re going to get yourself in trouble. It’s just how this sport is.”
Johnson won his first championship a decade ago in Homestead. He has since added five more trophies to his collection, and if he wins number seven, he’ll be tied for the most all-time championship wins.
That’s company he would share with NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. “It is surreal,” said Johnson. “Man, I’m excited for it. What a cool opportunity I have. I could’ve never dreamed this big. The way we advanced to the championship forts allowed myself and my team to really prepare.”
Johnson said him and his team have had a couple more weeks of preparation compared to the other drivers.
The championship race is Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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