Martin Truex Jr. wins first NASCAR Cup title

Kyle Busch second Sunday and in overall standings

Martin Truex Jr. after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 to take the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr. won his first NASCAR Cup Series title by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Truex won his first title by beating out Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski, all of whom are former champions.

The victory was Truex's eighth win of the season. Busch finished second in the race, while Kyle Larson was third and Harvick was fourth.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title was also a first for Truex's Denver-based Furniture Row Racing and the second in three years for manufacturer Toyota.

Busch also finished second in the overall standings, followed by Harvick and Keselowski, who finished seventh on Sunday. Busch's five wins this season were second only to Truex Jr.'s eight.