Craftsman and Nationwide Series remain tight. Get your seats now!

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Great seats are still available for Ford Championship Weekend, Nov. 14-16, on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. The NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series all will crown champions under the lights. To secure individual or group tickets for NASCAR's finale, call (866) 409-RACE or click here 

The last five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races have gone into overtime with green-white-checker finishes.If last year’s past are any indication, this years finale should have an equally dramatic ending.

Ted Musgrave was the winner after leader Chad McCumbee (No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Chevrolet) tried to block Jack Sprague (No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota) and the pair tangled to end the race under the caution flag.In June, Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 VFW Chevrolet) bagged his first Texas win, defeating Kyle Busch (No. 51 Miccosukee/NOS Energy Drink Toyota) in a two-lap shoot-out.Todd Bodine (No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota) twice has defeated Mike Skinner (No. 5 Toyota Tundra Toyota) in overtime.

“Guys who’ve been racing hard for the whole race are trying to get a couple more positions and then somebody makes a mistake,” said Bodine attempting to explain the run of green-white-checker finishes.“Obviously, I’d rather be leader but the second, third or fourth guy can go on the offense.”Skinner, still winless in Texas, has his own opinion. “The key to winning one is not to have it,” said the 1995 series champion.Where would Skinner prefer to be if history repeats itself this week?“I always want to be in first and take my chances,” he said.

 Skinner, however, is hoping to have a comfortable lead with the race ending as scheduled, at Lap 147. “To win the race, you do what you have to do,” he said. “If you’re 12th or 13th, you’re not going to win so why tear up your truck just to run 10th?”

Carl Edwards (No. 60 Save-A-Lot Ford) refuses to believe in momentum. But like it or not, the reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion has “Big Mo” on his side heading to Texas Motor Speedway.After winning at Memphis Motortsports Park last week, he reduced Clint Bowyer’s (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet) standings lead to 116 points, the closest he’s been to first place in eight races.  The double-duty driver topped the weekend off by winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and moved into second in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings

— 184 points behind Jimmie Johnson.

Edwards can become the first driver in NASCAR history to win NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series titles in the same year. He heads to Texas, the track where he clinched the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series title, to challenge Bowyer and Johnson for both leads. Edwards has two NASCAR Sprint Cup wins at Texas, winning there in April and also in November 2005.  His career-best finish at Texas in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is third (twice). He finished 13th at the 1.5-mile speedway earlier this season.

The mojo continues for Edwards at Texas. Roush Fenway Racing team owner Jack Roush has the most wins there in both NASCAR Sprint Cup (five) and NASCAR Nationwide Series (five) competition.

Bowyer, meanwhile, has a fine record of his own in Ft. Worth.

He’s recorded top-five finishes in his last three races at Texas, including third-place results in last season’s November race and the spring event this year.Unlike Edwards last year, Bowyer can’t clinch his first championship at Texas. However, anyone below the top three will be eliminated in the title race if Bowyer starts the race.

Great seats are still available for Ford Championship Weekend, Nov. 14-16, on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. The NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series all will crown champions under the lights. To secure individual or group tickets for NASCAR's finale, call (866) 409-RACE or click here 

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