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Kyle Busch (18) makes a pit stop in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
October 22, 2017 - 7:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. overcame two early mistakes to win a wild playoff elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, an emotional victory for his Furniture Row Racing team following the death of a crew member the previous night. Truex was already assured of advancing to the...
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Martin Truex Jr. smiles after winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, at Kansas Speedway on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
October 21, 2017 - 3:10 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and confident at Kansas Speedway this weekend. Start with the fact that he's already clinched a spot in the next round...
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Jimmie Johnson drives back to the garage during practice for the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
October 20, 2017 - 6:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season. Both would be happier driving in hopes of...
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Jimmie Johnson drives back to the garage during practice for the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
October 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season. Both would be happier driving in hopes of a...
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Brad Keselowski waves to the crowd after winning a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Albert Cesare)
October 15, 2017 - 8:22 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway. So he did. Again. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs with a victory Sunday at Talladega, where he considered himself lucky to...
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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski holds up the trophy after the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
October 15, 2017 - 7:25 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski was in trouble when he arrived at Talladega Superspeedway ranked 10th in the playoff standings. He knew he'd need a big finish to keep his championship chances intact. He delivered. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs with...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads during a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Albert Cesare)
October 15, 2017 - 6:50 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski picked up the win he needed to continue his championship chances with a victory Sunday in a sloppy playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski passed Ryan Newman on the high side of the track to take the lead, and then used a crossover move to hold off...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) celebrates at the start finish line after winning a Monster Cup series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, in Talladega, Ala. Stenhouse Jr. is one of the few drivers not dreading Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. His two wins this year came at plate tracks, and this playoff race may be his only shot at continuing his chase of the championship. (AP Photo/Ron Sanders, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:35 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, and a speeding penalty was threatening to ruin the chance...
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Martin Truex Jr struggles to raise the trophy in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 08, 2017 - 7:05 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Standing next to his car in victory lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions. He raced to his career-best sixth victory Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this win is worth an automatic slot in the next round of NASCAR's...
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Security personnel stand under an umbrella on pit road before a scheduled practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Rain has delayed activities at the track. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 07, 2017 - 2:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR's opening race for the second round of the playoffs. All practice was canceled Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the start of Sunday's race has already been moved up an hour to give NASCAR a bigger window to complete the 500-mile event...
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