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Joey Logano waves his steering wheel as confetti flies after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Joey Logano Captures First NASCAR Cup Series Title

After Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series had a first-time champion.

28-year-old Joey Logano captured his first championship with a win at Sunday’s race, bringing home the title for the No. 22 Ford Fusion car and Team Penske.

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It was a victorious moment for the Connecticut native, considering he finished as the runner-up in 2016.

The win might not have been a surprise to the confident Logano, but it was a bit of a surprise in terms of Vegas. Logano went into Homestead with the worst odds to win among the four racers still in contention, behind Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and defending series champion Martin Truex, Jr.

Right after winning the title, Logano was vividly emotional, telling NBC:

“We did it! We won the championship. I can’t believe it.”

It was a self-made prophecy that came true in South Florida. Logano called his shot before the race and now will have a whole winter to celebrate his first Cup Series title in his 10 years of top-flight racing.

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