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Toyota close to clinching MENCS Manufacturers Championship

Toyota is within reach of two manufacturer titles going into the NASCAR season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where four Toyota drivers are also set to compete for their respective championships.

Toyota currently leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) manufacturer's championship standings by 31 points and the highest-finishing 2018 Toyota Camry would need to finish 28th or better in Sunday's race to earn its second-consecutive OEM title.

Toyota holds a 36-point advantage in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer point standings, and will clinch its 10th title in 14 seasons when the first Tundra takes the green flag in Friday's race just south of Miami.

Toyota drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. comprise two of the four Cup Series drivers who will compete for the coveted MENCS trophy in Sunday's season-finale.

Busch looks to earn his second-career Cup Series championship in the Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Camry after earning his and Toyota's first Cup title in 2015. Busch has won five races this season, tallied 13 top-five and 21 top-10 results, and ranks second in the series with 14 stage wins.

Truex has enjoyed a career-best year behind the wheel of the Furniture Row Racing #78 Camry, leading the series with seven victories, 19 stage wins and 2,175 laps led and was the MENCS regular season champion. The 37-year-old Mayetta, New Jersey native is a two-time NASCAR XFINITY Series driver champion, but he is yet to win a Cup Series title.

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See the lastest Standings and stats on the 2017 NASCAR Manufacrturer Points Page