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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ford Shocks the NASCAR World

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Cummins/rush Truck Centers #41: Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Monster Energy / Haas Automation #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Smithfield Bacon For Life

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The dominance of the Blue Oval is back in NASCAR. For the first time since 2002, Ford took home the manufacturer’s title, finally grabbing it back from Toyota and Chevrolet. In a year that saw struggles unlike any other season for the Bow Tie group, the Ford squad made sure to take advantage. With Roush …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Look Back at NASCAR 2018 and a Glimpse Ahead

Joey Logano & Team Penske 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champions

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Who’s in the headline When it was all said and done at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was Joey Logano holding up the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy. Logano was the least decorated of the four finalists but was running as well as anyone when the final four races of the season took place. Unlike …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Wrapping Up Homestead

Joey Logano 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champion

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It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Joey Logano claimed the race win and the championship on Sunday, clinching his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. We break down how the No. 22 team elevated throughout the playoffs, how it won in South Beach and could …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

Joey Logano 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champion

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Entering Homestead, the Championship 4 was labeled as one of the best fields of four we have ever seen. Sunday’s race was proof that the label wasn’t false as all four championship contenders had a chance. The feud between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. was rekindled at the end and ended the same way it did …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: That’s All, Folks

2018 Talladega Team Penske Cup Zach Catanzareti

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With 15 laps to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Ford EcoBoost 400, the championship four drivers were running 1-4, and with 12 laps to go Joey Logano passed Martin Truex Jr. and claimed Team Penske’s second Cup title in six seasons. This was Ford’s first driver championship since 2004 and their first …

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Up to Speed: Appreciate Joey Logano’s Consistency

Joey Logano 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champion

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On Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Joey Logano took on the Big Three and won.  He was victorious not only in the race but also secured his first championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  The title caps off a great season for Logano and a superb performance in NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs.  Three wins, 13 …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Emerges as 2018 Cup Champion

Joey Logano & Team Penske 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champions

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Who’s in the headline It took 10 years to fulfill the predictions but Joey Logano is your 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Logano took advantage of a quick, short-run car and passed Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. on a late race restart to take command of the race and run off into …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? What a difference a year makes. An average finish of 18.8, 29th in driver points in a season marked by injury. That’s not very promising for a driver, especially one who’s a journeyman at best in his mid-30s. A year later, Aric Almirola finishes his season fifth in points, …

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Joey Logano Enjoys Family Moments in Championship Celebration

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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After arguably the most intense drive of his racing career, Joey Logano circled back to the basics atop the championship stage at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The hard drive saw the Team Penske man burst out to the lead with 12 laps to go and pull away from Martin Truex Jr. to score his first Monster Energy …

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Short Run Earns Joey Logano Ford EcoBoost 400 Victory, 2018 MENCS Championship

Joey Logano 2018 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice

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Kyle Busch had the best pit stall. Kevin Harvick had the best pit stop under green. Martin Truex Jr. had the most long-run speed. But Joey Logano was the best on a short run. That was good enough to make him the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion in Sunday’s (Nov. 18) Ford EcoBoost …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Preview

Joey Logano 2018 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice

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In a special edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Davey Segal and Phil Allaway are live from Homestead-Miami Speedway breaking down Ford Championship Weekend. Who will win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship? Before we answer that, the Frontstretch quartet breaks down the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series championship races. They saw …

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Joey Logano Sweeps Homestead Saturday Cup Practice Sessions

Joey Logano 2018 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice

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On Friday, Team Penske’s Joey Logano struggled in opening practice.  Changes following the session cured those issues. Now, he could very well be the man to beat on Sunday as he swept Saturday’s practice sessions for the Ford EcoBoost 400. “I think we were pretty good,” Logano said after practice ended for the day.  “I …

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