The championship race final four drivers is set, and there is a glaring omission: Chevy. The four drivers who will race for the title at Homestead are all driving Fords and Toyotas. The Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch will battle with the Fords of Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski while Chevy’s best two drivers, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson, race for pride.

Until this season, Chevy had never been left out of the final four at Homestead since the format was introduced in 2014.

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Elliott and Johnson were the final two in the group of eight playoff drivers. going into Phoenix and couldn’t get it done. Johnson was taken out of the race by a cut tire and Elliott’s second place finish wasn’t enough.

Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott couldn’t avoid being part of some unfortunate history Sean Gardner / Stringer
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Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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