(AP Photo/Larry Papke)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Joey Logano is the outlier in this year's championship race. He was never in the mix for this year's Cup title, not until he used his bumper to move reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. out of his way to forcefully snag a spot in NASCAR's version of the final four.
The move aggravated Truex, who vowed not to allow Logano to win the title . "He may have won the battle," Truex fumed, "but he ain't winning the damn war."
A week later, Aric Almirola made a similar promise because he was rankled Logano refused to cut him any slack on the track.