Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR’s title contenders at the start of Sunday’s championship finale, but he’ll have his teammate trying to spoil the show.

Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for Joe Gibbs Racing, and his teammate Busch qualified second for an all-Toyota front row.

Martin Truex Jr. stands next to his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Martin Truex Jr. stands next to his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Martin Truex Jr., the reigning series champion, qualified third in his final race with Furniture Row Racing. The team is closing after the finale because of a loss of sponsorship.

Kyle Busch gets into his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kyle Busch gets into his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Joey Logano qualified fifth for Team Penske and Kevin Harvick was 12th, lowest of the title contenders.

Kevin Harvick puts on his helmet during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kevin Harvick puts on his helmet during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Hamlin announced earlier Friday he and crew chief Mike Wheeler are parting ways at the end of this season. Hamlin has one final chance Sunday to extend his streak of winning at least one race every year of his career.

Joey Logano stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Joey Logano stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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Source: The Associated Press

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