Late Charge Gives Joey Logano Homestead Victory and First Cup Championship


Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the MENCS Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018 in Homestead, Fl.
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was ‘The Big Three and Me’ — with the ‘Me’ being Joey Logano waging vehicular war against the three most prolific winners in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Now ‘Me’ is a champion.

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Aric Almirola Finds Long-Awaited Redemption with Talladega Win

Aric Almirola, the driver of the #10 Smithfield Bacon for Life Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14, 2018, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Chris Graythen/Getty Images

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola has been tantalizingly close to winning this season, only to come up empty.

On Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, he finally got to light the victory cigar. Continue reading

Ryan Blaney Emerges from Last-Lap Wreck as Charlotte Road Course Winner

Ryan Blaney, the driver of the #12 Menards/Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane by placing the Winner’s sticker on his car after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo – Chris Graythen/Getty Images

CONCORD, N.C. – In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday’s inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Continue reading

Late Restarts Propel Kurt Busch to Victory in Wild Bristol Race

Kurt Busch, the driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

BRISTOL, Tenn. – “Old guys rule!” screamed 40-year-old Kurt Busch after he took the checkered flag in an action-filled Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Continue reading

Joey Logano Continues Watkins Glen Domination with NASCAR Xfinity Win

Joey Logano, the driver of the #22 Snap-On Ford, poses with the winner’s decal on his car in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 4, 2018, in Watkins Glen, New York. Photo – Sarah Crabill/Getty Images

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano reaffirmed his mastery of the road course at Watkins Glen International, but it took a three-wide restart late in Saturday’s Zippo 200 for the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to get the job done. Continue reading

Expect Bent Fenders and Bruised Egos in Charlotte Road Course Race

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CONCORD, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger didn’t hold back when he talked to reporters during a break in Tuesday’s road course test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading

Missed Shift Destroys AJ Allmendinger’s Winning Chances

AJ Allmendinger, the driver of the #47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet, drives during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2018, in Sonoma, California. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

AJ Allmendinger had just won the first stage of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 when his race – and his engine – fell apart. Continue reading

Martin Truex Jr Holds on to Win at Sonoma

Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 24, 2018, in Sonoma, California. Photo – Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

After the break, the Cup Series headed out west to race at the road course of Sonoma Raceway. It’s a well-deserved switch up halfway through the season for drivers to get a taste for a different style of racing. The hills and curves of this track definitely challenge the drivers, as a course difficult to manage. Continue reading

Kyle Larson Leads Chevrolet Onslaught in Sonoma Qualifying

Kyle Larson, the driver of the #42 DC Solar Chevrolet, poses for a photo after winning the pole award during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2018, in Sonoma, California. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

SONOMA, Calif. – Take the aerodynamic factor away and the new Chevrolets are just fine, as Kyle Larson proved Saturday in his pole-winning run at Sonoma Raceway. Continue reading

Kevin Harvick Comes Back to Claim a Rich All-Star Victory

Kevin Harvick, the driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night switched it up with a new racing package. The big changes were the restrictor plates with a larger spoiler to create more downforce and the ability to pass. This sparked a lot of anticipation from the fans on how this package would affect the racing. NASCAR is trying to offer more excitement at intermediate tracks with tighter racing like at Daytona and Talladega. Just by watching the practice, the anticipation was building for a wild night. Continue reading