Truex Jr. Passed By Logano In The End, Finished Runner-Up In Emotional Day

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We already knew it would be an emotional day for Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing. For the final time, they’d race. Once the checkered flag dropped on Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, FRR would be shut down. Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you know the backstory. So, in order to keep the goodbye’s less emotional, why not end the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with another championship.

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Who Wins The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship On Sunday?

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Alright, the time is here. It’s time to crown the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion on Sunday. But, who will it be? After three practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, here’s who I think will win the title and who finishes second through fourth. 

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“Big 3” Would Be Upset But Fine If 1 Of Them Wins Title On Sunday, Would Be Upset If It’s Logano

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Joey Logano is remaining quiet this week. While he said on Thursday that he still considers himself the favorite to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, the Team Penske driver said that his driving at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will do the talking. But, Logano is also an underdog in some people’s minds. See, Logano has just two victories in 2018. One was on a superspeedway, the other on a short track. Martin Truex Jr. thinks the win in Martinsville should have been his and that…

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Truex Says 1.5-Mile Program Off Compared To Last Year

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season went as perfectly as it could on the race track for Martin Truex Jr. He won the season championship and reached victory lane eight times last season alone. But, seven of those eight wins all came on 1.5-mile tracks. His No. 78 Toyota team was at their best on 1.5-mile circuits last season. In 2018, they’ve still had a great year. I mean, they’re in the Championship 4 for the third time in the last four years. But, where they’ve…

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Truex Says He Has A “Free Pass” From Logano While Logano Says Otherwise

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Thursday was media day for the Championship 4 contenders in South Florida and one of the main topics of emphasis was the rift between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. If you remember, just three weeks ago the two had a run in at the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. Logano, dominated the First Data 500 and was in charge late in the race until Truex cleared him for the lead in the closing laps. Logano, used his bumper…

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Despite All The Potential Distractions, Truex Jr. Back In Championship 4

Last year, Martin Truex Jr. dealt with some heavy distractions along his journey through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. His long time girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. His crew chief lost a friend. His team owner, had to endure a heart attack. Despite all of that, Truex, Cole Pearn and Furniture Row Racing were celebrating on the podium at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was season champions. All looked good on their front. They had expanded to a two-car team and came from a limited budget start-and-park organization to the…

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Despite Slower 2nd Part Of The Season, “Big 3” Still Make It To Homestead

For the first 21 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, everyone wondered who the fourth member would be in the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. We all figured Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were permanently in. Rightfully so too. Through the July race at Pocono, the “Big 3” had won 16 of the opening 21 races to the year. Factor in winning eight of the 10 playoff races in 2017, and you had no reason to believe that they wouldn’t be competing…

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Will Sunday Produce A 1st Time Cup Champion, Or 2nd Time? It’s Logano vs. The “Big 3”

With the four drivers vying to win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday, we know one thing will occur, it will either be a first time champion or second time. Joey Logano is the only one of the four to have never won a Cup Series title before. The other three (Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) have each hoisted the championship trophy once. Ironically enough, all have come in the last four years too. Harvick, won in 2014 while Busch and Truex Jr.…

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Truex Loses Car Chief Practice Time On Saturday For Failing Qualifying Inspection 3 Times

AVONDALE, AZ – Two days after Kevin Harvick lost his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Texas, Martin Truex Jr. was the next big named driver to have problems getting through inspection. Again, another bad image for NASCAR. It’s no secret, Harvick and Truex are part of NASCAR’s elite. They’re the ones pushing the limits the most too. 

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Truex Jr., Pearn To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In No. 19 Toyota For 2019

One of the worst kept secrets in NASCAR was officially announced on Wednesday. Joe Gibbs Racing announced that 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champions driver Martin Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn will join the organization’s No. 19 team in 2019. “Anytime you have an opportunity to bring two people of this caliber into your organization, it’s certainly an exciting time,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “They obviously have developed a chemistry that has led to tremendous success, including a championship. We’ve gotten to know…

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