Logano Captures Cup Series Championship

Reddick Takes Xfinity Title, Moffitt Wins Truck Title

Scott Stiller
November 19, 2018 - 12:29 am
Joey Logano Wins Ford EcoBoost 300 To Capture NASCAR Cup Title

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Homestead, FL (93.7 The Fan) - Joey Logano beat Martin Truex Jr. to the checkered flag by 1.725-seconds to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and claim his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

“We did it,” exclaimed Logano after the race.  “We won the championship.  I can't believe it.  I don't even know what to say.  This team Roger Penske (owner), Todd Gordon (crew chief), the pit crew, oh, my God.  These guys are amazing.  Gave me the car I needed in the end to do my job”.

The win was Logano’s third of the season, first at Homestead and 21stof his career.  The championship was the second for Team Penske, who also captured the title in 2012 with driver Brad Keselowski.  The championship was also the first for Ford since Kurt Busch won in 2004.

Logano passed Truex with 11-laps to go and never looked back.  Truex finished second followed by fellow championship contenders Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch as all four drivers fighting for the title spent time at the front of the field leading laps.

“They're the best for a reason, right,” questioned Logano.  “They didn't make mistakes.  They all found ways to maximize their finish.  You know, with some different strategies from the 18, that put them in the spot to possibly win the race.  There was just so many different things that happened.  But yeah, we raced the best and we beat the best today”.

Logano wasn’t the only Champion NASCAR crowned this weekend.

Tyler Reddick captured the NASCAR Xfinity Serie title on Saturday, beating Cole Custer to the checkered flag by 6.902-seconds to win the Ford EcoBoost 300.

The win was the third of Reddick’s career and the championship was JR Motorsports third in the past five seasons.

“We had a good car, but it can be challenging sometimes,” said Reddick.  “We caught to the 00 and the 42 there at the end of the first run in stage 3 and kind of leveled off.  Once we got back in front of them and were able to get back ahead of the 20, the car was driving really good there, and the track kind of was changing to -- it was changing in a way that it was helping my car, too. Everything kind of fell in the right spot at the right time for us”.

Brett Moffitt captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship by winning the Ford EcoBoost 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami.  The win was a career-high sixth for Moffitt.

The championship was the first for Hattori Racing Enterprises, which is only in its second full-time season.

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