Joey Logano wins Homestead finale to score first NASCAR Cup championship
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano bumped his way into the finals. The 28-year-old Team Penske driver’s run toward his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was clean, although no less dramatic.
Logano seized the Ford EcoBoost 400 lead with 11 laps to go and wasn’t challenged over the closing laps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He was the only driver among the Championship 4 that lacked a Cup title as Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch each sought their second.
"We won the championship! I don't know what to say. I can't believe it," an overwhelmed Logano said when he climbed out of his car.
Busch, Harvick and Truex had been the dominant cars all season, but Logano came on strong in the playoffs and declared himself the favorite after bumping Truex out of the way to win at Martinsville to open the Round of 8 in the playoffs.
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