Matt Kenseth will have to make good use of his pole position and hope a little bad luck finds Chase leader Jimmie Johnson today.

Regardless of who takes the checked flag at Homestead Miami Speedway this afternoon, a finish of 23rd or better will secure Johnson's sixth Cup championship.

Kenseth is 28 points back in the standings but also has Kevin Harvick in his mirror, just six points behind for second.

The Motor Racing Network's coverage of NASCAR's season finale begins at 2:00 on WIBX and WIBX950.com.