Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage.
He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in racing.
Earnhardt raised a cold one . Martin Truex Jr. hoisted a trophy .
Two friends who hunt together, own property together and once raced on the same team had another reason to come together: To revel in Truex's first Cup title.
Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion Sunday by winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He beat Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski — all former...