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Column: Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion

Nov. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano's team headed to South Beach long before NASCAR's newest champion wrapped up his obligations at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was emotional, exhausted and still trying to comprehend how he'd chased down The Big Three to snatch his first career NASCAR title. "I don't even...

Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

Nov. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Nov. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy. They needed baby wipes as much as a checkered flag. "It's all about this moment...

Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

Nov. 18, 2018 9:23 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano raced into NASCAR anointed as its next star. He was 18, dubbed "Sliced Bread" because of all the hype, and in way over his head. It made Logano an easy target on and off the track and threatened his career. Logano was out of a job five years after he arrived but given a...

Busch, Harvick see championship runs fall short at Homestead

Nov. 18, 2018 8:30 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick combined to win 16 races, lead 3,459 laps and each were considered a heavy favorite to win a second NASCAR championship. They let the race they needed slip away, and champion Joey Logano pounced. Busch, Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. comprised NASCAR's "Big...

Truex's planned goodbye bash turns into pity party at finale

Nov. 18, 2018 8:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. badly wanted to end Furniture Row's existence with a second straight championship. He came up one spot short in NASCAR's season finale to spoil the farewell. Truex was in prime position to repeat his Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday until a late...

The Latest: Joey Logano wins 1st Cup Series championship

Nov. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Joey Logano has won his first Cup Series championship, passing defending champion Martin Truex Jr. after the final restart and then driving away from the field. Logano called him the favorite in the days...

Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

Nov. 18, 2018 10:52 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the 2004...

Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

Nov. 17, 2018 6:52 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders. Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin...

NASCAR sputters toward checkered flag on troubled season

Nov. 17, 2018 3:37 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's season of doom and gloom sputters toward the checkered flag with a stout championship field but the inability to distance itself from everything that's gone wrong in this trying year. Martin Truex Jr.'s team is closing after the race because his primary sponsor is leaving...