NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins, Advances to Homestead
NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins, Advances to Homestead

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Joey Logano used his quick short-track pace to stay out front for much of Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway and to fight off Martin Truex Jr. in a last-lap pass to book the first spot in the final four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Penske Racing driver showed speed throughout the race weekend but was forced to make a controversial move on Truex on the final lap to come out on top. The pair had been dueling for the lead in the final laps, but last lap contact put the two side-by-side off of the final turn. Logano came out on top, while Truex walked away frustrated, saying he wouldn't let Logano win the championship after the move. The close and hard racing is...

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