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Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR Cup championship

Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR Cup championship

Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.

Truex wrapped up his first Cup title Sunday night by winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he beat Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for the championship. All but Truex were former champions, but Truex was the favorite.

He thrived in that role, didn't flinch when fellow Toyota driver Busch tried to use a different pit strategy to steal the title, then held off a hard-charging Busch over the final 12 laps to capture the title.

It was the eighth win of the season for Truex, first for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing, and second in three years for manufacturer...

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