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NASCAR Season Comes to End With Joey Logano Accepting Award During Champions Week

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Las Vegas. NV–

It all starts with Daytona and it ends in H0mestead, but the NASCAR season isn’t really over for most drivers until they hit Champions Week in Las Vegas.

Tonight at the Wynn Hotel and Casino, it was all about a big celebration for 2018 Monster Cup Series Champion Joey Logano, who was all smiles from the Red Carpet all the way to stage in the awards show.

“This is what we’ve worked for our whole life,” Logano said on Wednesday at the Wynn Las Vegas after the NMPA Myers Brothers Awards. “Not 10 years that we’ve been trying at the Cup level, but it started in ’95 when I first got behind the wheel of a go-kart. That’s when this goal started.

“You’re a kid, and it’s a dream,” Logano said. “Maybe a goal is a little different. It’s a dream at that point. A lot of kids want to be NASCAR champion, and I’m here to say it can happen, as long as you keep working hard and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of you.

Second place finisher Martin Truex Jr. gave a pretty moving speech about his last five seasons with his team which was announced that it would be closing shop and Truex moving on in 2019. For that he was forever grateful for the opportunities it gave him to move to a bigger operation and hopefully make it back in the Champions circle.

“It’s hard to get completely devastated about a race working out that way,” said Truex, who will be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. “We did all we could do. We put ourselves in position, made the right decisions.


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