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Jeff Gordon

Truex strengthens grip as driver to beat for NASCAR title

Martin Truex Jr. ended NASCAR's final practice on top.

Do it Sunday when it counts and Truex will drive away with his first NASCAR Cup championship.

Truex was fastest in the final practice of the season, hitting 171.195 mph on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and again stamping himself as the driver to beat in the finale. He has led the Cup Series in nearly every measurable category and is a seven-time winner this year.

"I think we definitely have enough speed to do what we need to do," Truex said.

Truex, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick race for the title in the winner-take-all format that crowns a champion. Truex's No. 78 Toyota...

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