Logano’s title run gives Ford first driver championship since 2004

Joey Logano is 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion — and Ford Performance has added another driver title to its coffers for the first time since 2004.

So long, 14-year streak.

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Logano, 28, won the title with a display of gumption, perfectly executing a brilliant pass on race leader Martin Truex Jr. with 12 laps to go following a restart.

He held the No. 78 Toyota at bay for the next two laps, then powered well ahead of Truex Jr. over the final eight-lap stretch to win on Ford Championship Weekend.

The title was the first for Logano, who added a second driver championship for team owner Roger Penske.

Kurt Busch won the 2004 championship for team owner Jack Roush, the last time a Ford driver won the premier series title. Matt Kenseth won for Roush the previous season in 2003.

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May 20, 2019

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