NASCAR Barometer: The Cup Belongs to Truex
NASCAR Barometer: The Cup Belongs to Truex

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Four drivers entered Sunday's 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway fighting for the championship, but it was Martin Truex Jr.'s night to celebrate after winning the race and the season title. It was a season of superlatives for the Colorado-based team, as Truex bettered his personal record for wins in a season, and nearly dominated the 36-race calendar. Each and every week this team came prepared to battle for victory and walked away with top finishes even when they fell short. It seemed as though the title was destined to land in Truex's hands early in the schedule, and the team persevered even in the final miles of Sunday's race to come out on top.

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C.J. Radune
Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2015 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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