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NOVEMBER 21, 2018

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Twenty-eight-year-old Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Shell Pennzoil Ford) led a race-high 80 laps and defeated "Championship 4" contenders Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Bass Pro Shops/5-Hour Energy Toyota), Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Jimmy John's Ford) and Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&Ms Toyota) on his way to the win at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday night, winning the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in the process. Logano restarted third behind Busch and Truex Jr. with 15 laps left. Truex powered into the lead, but with 12 laps remaining, Logano charged past him into the lead and never looked back. It was the first title for Logano, the second driver championship for team owner Roger Penske and it was the first championship for Ford since 2004. Truex Jr. finished second, Harvick third and Busch fourth.
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Andrea Dovizioso (No. 4 Ducati Team) won a wet, restarted Valencia MotoGP, the season finale. 
Alex Rins (No. 42 Team Suzuki ECSTAR) was second and Pol Espargo (No. 44 Red Bull KTM) finished third. Rins had just lost the lead to Valentinio Rossi (No. 46 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dovizioso when the race was stopped due to the amount of water on the track. Rins was on pole position from Dovizioso and Rossi for the restart, but Rossi later fell while trying to hunt down race leader Dovizioso, handing Rins second while Espargaro and KTM took their first MotoGP podium.