Martin Truex Jr. Wins Ford EcoBoost 400, Earns 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Homestead, Fla – NASCAR is rejoicing. The Cinderella team that was the most dominant team during the entire course of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was crowned the champion on Sunday evening at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. crossed the finish line first among the other three Championship 4 contenders and hoisted the Cup championship trophy for the first time of his career as a result. It’s fitting too, as the car that was the fastest all season long was the fastest when it counted in the…

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Hamlin Shows He’s The Favorite To Beat, He and Truex Leads Final Cup Practice Sessions Of 2017 Season

Homestead, Fla – The final two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions of the 2017 season occurred on Saturday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In those sessions, one thing became clear, Denny Hamlin has the car to beat in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). Hamlin, topped the speed charts in the first of two 55-minute practices on Saturday morning with a speed of 171.130 mph in his No. 11 Toyota. On Friday, Hamlin was fifth quickest in the lone practice session of the day and backed that speed up…

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Denny Hamlin Earns Homestead Pole, All 4 Championship 4 Contenders In The Top 10

Homestead, Fla – Since there aren’t any stage points being awarded to the Championship 4 drivers this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, it really doesn’t matter where any of them start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). It’s where they finish. Instead, they’ll all have a good view of one another to start Sunday’s race, as all four will roll off inside of the top 10. But, it was a non championship eligible driver who took the Coors Light Pole Award though. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota…

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Championship 4 Drivers Top Friday’s Practice, Earnhardt Jr. To Start In The Rear With Engine Change

Homestead, Fla – The last three years under the new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 format, the race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway has been won by a playoff eligible driver. Basically, the race winner has also won the Cup championship. That’s why it’s to no surprise at all that the top three speeds in Friday’s lone practice at the Homestead-Miami Speedway were championship eligible drivers. Kyle Busch topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1.5-mile South Florida track at 172.695 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. Busch,…

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Championship 4 Drivers Have Had Tons Of Success With Current Crew Chiefs

A lot of people fail to realize just how much of a team sport that NASCAR is. It’s easy to give the driver all of the credit. After all, they’re the ones slinging a 3,500 pound car around a race track at speeds in excess of 180 mph for 3+ hours. They have to endure temperatures inside of the car well over 110 degrees while pulling g-forces three times the weight of their body. So, it’s easy to give them the bulk of the credit. But, it also takes a…

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War Of Words Starting, Harvick Says He Heads To Homestead With No Pressure, Says It’s All On Truex and Busch, Truex Scoffs

The Championship 4 is now set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski will vie for a chance to win the 2017 championship this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. With that being said, one driver said that he has no pressure heading to South Florida this weekend for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) and that the pressure is on the two Toyota drivers. “Three of us have won championships, and Martin (Truex Jr.) has won a lot of…

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Truex The Ultimate Feel Good Story For This Year’s Championship

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing win the feel good story of the year. While they’re not necessarily owed the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, they’ve certainly earned it. They’ve also earned the championship in feel good moments too. For Truex, what an amazing story he is. In 2013, he thought he made the playoffs. Unfortunately, amid a cheating scandal not of his doing, he was taken back out. He would lose his sponsor NAPA, then his team in Michael Waltrip Racing due to the aftermath of…

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