This article is part of our NASCAR Barometer series.Joey Logano bucked the trend of the season and upset Monster Energy NASCAR Cup's "Big 3" drivers to win his first race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his first championship in the series. The championship contenders finished the final race in the top four positions, proving that they were the men to beat as the series title battle progressed to its close Sunday evening. Each driver had his share of problems throughout the year but worked to be at their best on Sunday. Logano seemed to be the best prepared, as he dominated the weekend's practices and made a strong late-race move on Martin Truex Jr. to take the lead, winning the title over the rival with whom he clashed just a few weeks earlier.
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