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No rule exists that a driver has to win the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the title. http:///...ropean-Spain-Jersey/ .But in the first two years of the elimination-style Chase for the Sprint Cup format, a Chase driver has won the race to hoist the Sprint Cup trophy. And not just that, in both years the driver who finished second was among the four championship-eligible drivers.So when Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards say they think they have to win Sunday, they have the relatively small history of the elimination-style Chase at least backing up such a statement.We race to win every week -- why should we race differently for a championship, right? said Logano, who was foiled by a bad pit stop in the 2014 championship race. Were racing to win that race, and thats ultimately going to have a championship attached to that.Heres how the four finalists -- in order of NASCAR seeding, based on best finish in the previous round -- stack up heading into the 2016 title bout:1. Joey LoganoTeam Penske No. 22 FordChampionships: NoneWins in the third round: OnePoints: 4,118 (first)Why he will win the title: Logano has won two of the three elimination races in this Chase, which shows his ability to capitalize on the moment. He has all the momentum and the experience of falling short in 2014, and he appears to be having the most fun of anyone in the Chase. Why? Maybe because he has the most Chase wins over the past three years (seven).Why he wont: A Ford has not won in the past nine races on a 1.5-mile or 2-mile aerodynamic-dependent track. Logano was second at Texas, but that might not be good enough Sunday.2. Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports No. 48 ChevroletChampionships: Six (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)Wins in the third round: OnePoints: 4,078 (sixth)Why he will win the title: Because hes Jimmie Johnson and hes already won six of these trophies. He also rips the heart out of the people he calls the haters, and its time to disappoint the people who cant accept his greatness.Why he wont: Johnson rarely has had to run spectacular at Homestead to win the title. He has just four top-5s in 15 career starts at the track.3. Carl EdwardsJoe Gibbs Racing No. 19 ToyotaChampionships: NoneWins in the third round:?OnePoints: 4,071 (eighth)Why he will win the title: His two victories at Homestead and 9.2 average finish at that track rank him above any of the other Chase finalists. He won two weeks ago at Texas, a somewhat similar track, with the same tire that teams will use Sunday. And having to lose one to win one? Well, Edwards has lost twice. He has finished second in the standings twice without winning the title -- one of only three drivers to finish second in the standings multiple times and not win a title.Why he wont: This is a what have you done for me lately? world. Edwards finished 11th at Homestead in 2015. His average finish in this Chase is 14.9, the worst among the four drivers.4. Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing No. 18 ToyotaChampionships: One (2015)Wins in the third round: NonePoints: 4,113 (second)Why he will win the title: Busch has the best 2016 Chase average finish (7.3) and most 2016 Chase top-5s (six) among the four finalists. He likes to do things that put him on another level: Only three drivers since 1972 have won their first two titles back-to-back.Why he wont: Busch has the longest winless drought among the four finalists; he hasnt won in his last 15 starts. Not only that, he hasnt been in position to win that often -- he has led more than three laps in just two of the Chase races. Diego Costa Jersey . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. Koke Spain Jersey .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. http:///...ropean-Spain-Jersey/ . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers will host the Atlanta Hawks in an Eastern Conference showdown on Wednesday night.The Hawks are off to a strong start at 9-5, while the Pacers come in at 7-8. Both teams are coming off blowout losses -- the Pacers losing 120-83 to Golden State on Sunday, the Hawks falling at home to the New Orleans Pelicans, 112-94.We just didnt have it, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. I just didnt feel like we could get up and play them. Our legs were gone and we just couldnt keep up with them.The good news for the Pacers is that they are 6-0 at home when Paul George plays. The bad news: Theyre 0-3 at home when he sits, and hes listed as questionable for this game while he works back from a sore ankle.Indiana is also battling other injuries. C.J. Miles is doubtful with a sore left knee, and starting center Myles Turner is questionable with an ankle injury.We have to keep scrapping, keep hustling, Thaddeus Young told the Indianapolis Star. Theres going to be times in the season where guys are going to go down. We all have to be ready.Jeff Teague will be playing against his former team for the first time. He spent the first seven seasons of his career in an Atlanta Hawks uniform. Teague is averaging 15.7 points and 6.4 assists in his first season as a Pacer.New Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder is averagiing 14. Gerard Pique Spain Jersey. 5 points and 5.7 assists.After a 9-2 start to the season, the Hawks have lost three straight. Their latest loss was at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans, who were playing without Anthony Davis.They played well, forward Kent Bazemore said after the loss. They made some shots and passed the ball well. They played well as a unit, probably the best effort weve faced all year. I give them credit.During the three-game losing streak, the Hawks have failed to score 100 points, after reaching that mark in five of their previous six.Dwight Howard has averaged 18.4 points and 12 rebounds against Indiana in his career. The matchup down low with Myles Turner and/or Al Jefferson will be an important one.If Paul George plays, the Hawks will look to keep him in check, as they did a year ago. Last season, George averaged just 14.5 points per game against Atlanta, while shooting 31 percent. That was his lowest scoring average against any Eastern Conference team.This game figures to highlight defense. Coming into Tuesday, both teams were in the top four in steals and top eight in blocked shots in the NBA.These teams split the four-game season series last year, each winning both home games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '