NASCAR: Kyle Busch is the Cup Series champion for the second time
Kyle Busch is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion for 2019! The driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry captured his second Cup Series title by winning the season-closing Ford EcoBoost 400 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, defeating fellow contenders Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
Kyle Busch previously won the title in 2015. He becomes the 16th driver with more than one premier series championship.
Victory in Miami was his 56th in the Cup Series and 208th in all three national divisions.
The other two national series also crowned their respective champions in Miami. Tyler Reddick (Richard Childress Racing) became a back-to-back champion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, at the wheel of the #2 Chevrolet Camaro. Reddick has won the season-closing race, what was his sixth win this season and ninth Xfinity Series victory in a career.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series also has an old-new champion – Matt Crafton. It’s his third Truck Series title after two consecutive titles back in 2013 and 2014. This year, he takes the crown without winning the race in the #88 Ford F-150 of Thorsport Racing. It’s the first time in series history that the champion went winless during the season. In Miami, he finished second, behind Austin Hill.
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