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Martin Truex Jr.

Juniors unite: Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — 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.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Nov. 22
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.50401
2Kyle Busch50352
3Kevin Harvick50333
4Brad Keselowski50304
5Chase Elliott23775
6Denny Hamlin23536
7Matt Kenseth23447
8Kyle Larson23208
9Ryan Blaney23059
10Jimmie Johnson226010
11Austin Dillon222411
12Jamie McMurray222412

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