NASCAR finalists rev up for 'big payday' in championship race

"It will not be easy," said Denny Hamlin.

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR cup series will come to a close on Sunday with its final competition.

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Finalists Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin joined FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Tuesday to discuss the high-stakes competition.

“It will not be easy,” Hamlin said. “Because [Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick] are the three best competitors. They were here last year. They've proven that they are the upper echelon of NASCAR drivers.”

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Varney asked the finalists the burning question, “why should I watch cars going round and round and round in a circle at the 180 miles an hour?”

The answer: There’s a lot of money on the table.

“There's big strategy involved with the sport,” Busch said. “And of course, there's a lot of money that takes place as well, too. There's a lot of money up for grabs – being able to go out there win the race, win the championship.”

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Denny Hamlin holds up winner's trophy at NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Avondale, Ariz. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Martin Truex said the winner of the series will be graciously rewarded by NASCAR.

“To win the championship, it’s a big payday,” Truex said. “It’s got to be worth a few million.”

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Kevin Harvick said between winning and losing, “it’s got to be a $2 to $3 million swing.”

“It’s a big industry,” Busch added.

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